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post #1 of 9 Old 07-22-13, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Denon 4520...

Does this sound right?

I watched Die Hard last night and I was @ -10 on the volume and I was hitting peaks of only 90db... Speech was anywhere from 45db-60db. This is with my Paradigm studio setup listed in my setup. I used to listen @ -30 on the volume with the same setup. I am running the 9.1 setup. My room is about 15'x17'. I would have thought I would be hitting over 100db.

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Re: Denon 4520...

Yup, thats about right. 0db on the volume would be reference level if you ran the room calibration correctly.

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Re: Denon 4520...

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Yup, thats about right. 0db on the volume would be reference level if you ran the room calibration correctly.
Yup, I have run the room calibration already. Strange that means I am only hitting the rated spl of the speakers of 1w (@ 3') when I am 12 feet away. I never would have thought it would drop off that much.

Now hear is a kicker... When I listen to a music video it sounds much louder @ -38 with the DTS NEO-X Cinema mode (same as movie) but reads 58-78db. The only thing I can think of is the movies has more dynamics than the music video (listening to Flo Rida - Whistle), the average around 60db.

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Re: Denon 4520...

Movies, particularly action movies will have huge dynamic swings peaking at 110db if your running reference level. Music even though sometimes dynamic is going to be more consistent.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Re: Denon 4520...

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Movies, particularly action movies will have huge dynamic swings peaking at 110db if your running reference level. Music even though sometimes dynamic is going to be more consistent.
Now that I know this... I think that when I make our Garage into a theater (room will be larger and treated) I will go the DIY route for some very efficient hornloaded speakers to get the SPL up more.

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Re: Denon 4520...

Dont forget the receiver volume will go above 0db if you want something louder. If you would rather have a more consistent volume try using the Audyssey Dynamic EQ

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Re: Denon 4520...

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Dont forget the receiver volume will go above 0db if you want something louder. If you would rather have a more consistent volume try using the Audyssey Dynamic EQ
I already have the Audyssey Dynamic EQ on... What is the Dynamic Volume for?

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Re: Denon 4520...

Sorry, I had the two reversed.
Dynamic eq is the new "loudness" setting like in the old days it enhances the lows and gives more richness at lower listening levels. Dynamic volume keeps the volume level more consistent during the rise and falls of the action.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Re: Denon 4520...

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Sorry, I had the two reversed.
Dynamic eq is the new "loudness" setting like in the old days it enhances the lows and gives more richness at lower listening levels. Dynamic volume keeps the volume level more consistent during the rise and falls of the action.
I just tried the Dynamic volume, and Dynamic EQ... It is def louder at a lower volume setting. Thanks for the info.

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