Originally Posted by frostylou /forum/post/20840011
Im a little bit confused about direction because there is a - before the decibel numbers.
So is -8 on my reciever softer sub ( less lfe), than -9.. or is it louder sub( more lfe)
Thank you in advance
Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus /forum/post/0
Are you talking about your master volume? I.E. - the number it displays when you turn the volume up (not the trim level)?
If so, -8 is louder than -9.
The simplest explanation is that 0 represents reference level listening (reference level being 75dB when watching a movie). So the closer you get to zero, the louder the material you are watching will be. And once you go over 0 (i.e. +1, +2, etc), you are going over reference level and achieving even louder levels.
Of course, if you are talking about trim levels I will have to reply again with a different explanation (though the simplest rule to remember is that when a number has a negative sign in front of it, the closer to zero it is the louder it will play...then once your past zero and it shows a positive sign the opposite holds true, further from zero the louder it plays)
Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus /forum/post/20840022
Are you talking about your master volume?
Of course, if you are talking about trim levels I will have to reply again with a different explanation
Originally Posted by Roger Dressler /forum/post/20840562
They both work the same way.