I was having lunch.
I should have followed up on this thread. After I have looked at the back of the FBQ the -10 setting was in fact engaged. The level does not sound that loud. I was only getting a 100dB peak in Jurrasic Park at the scene where the T-REX does it's big roar at the car after they climb over the cliff and the car falls. I will recheck what I am getting now. I have changed my subs locations, used much less eq, and the gain is at -6 instead of where it was before. I have been listening to -5dB reference (THX optimizer = 74dB -75dB) instead of louder.
The scene that caused the clipping on the meter was right after I took it off pause after the scene where they must cut the mast down. The scene was over and I only hear a very faint rumble from the next room as I was in the equipment closet. I did not hear any highs or midbass from the room during the clipping. I will give it another try today (not as loud a setting on the master volume) and see if getting the setting right helps. :hide: That's a good tip about the crosstalk. :T
I think it’s fortunate that you did this thread after noticing the, funny. Well brucek did say turn it down! don’t be hero our ears are not indestructible! 130db is the limit for physical pain!
89db is the sensitivity for the control 5 at most 85db is used and that might be for all three depending on the frequency of the mix it might go higher in the lows by +90dbc and back down again.
I’ll set-up JP1 2 and 3 but 2 depending on the laserdisc player as it needs a little attention might take me while to start-up so bugger JP2 never really liked it that much.
Oh Pulse the film everyone hates inducing me, that silly moment with all the low end that is around -18 to 24db at best, yet the level of the slow pulsating computer signal or evil within it so to speak doesn’t really need to be at 120db levels I’d be surprised if most professional THX screens like the Empire would reach that level.
Cloverfield had high levels that danced up and down.