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Old 07-27-00, 03:28 PM
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I am only running mains now (and surrounds in a few days when my quintets come in), but I have a digital connection and am decoding into 5.1, but sending it all to my mains. I watch movies at a volume setting of 45-50......how about u?
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I think the kind of speakers you have are going to have an impact on what kind of db the 575 cranks out at any particular volume setting, no?

I have Infinity RS series speaker and a CC3 center. Anyway, I like to watch most DD or DTS discs at 51-53. Some things are just a little too loud at this level for my room size - Super Speedway for instance can be below 50 and still be pretty loud.

I watch some 2.0 Surround or Mono soundtracks higher though - between 53 and 60....some are a little hard to hear unless I crank them.
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I usually listen at around 30 or so. Above that, it's too loud.
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My 676 is usually around 40 for DVDs. I have run across a few movies that I had to crank it up to 45 or 50 for.
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30?!?!? ARE you using optical or dig coax for the 5.1 connection? what kind of speakers? At 30 its hard to hear in my apt
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At work, we have a Bose Acoustimass 15 hooked up to the Onkyo 575X. It usually sits at 30-35 for a descent sound level. If we want to crank it more, it's at 45.

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Old 07-28-00, 02:27 PM
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I usually watch TV @ 45 or so. DVDs mostly 50-52. Late night mode really works well but I find I need to turn up a little higher with that mode active. BTW, was trying to see how high is would go before distortion using DD coaxial, slowly inched up until it hit MAX on display. No audible distortion. I love this thing!

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Mine is the original 575, not the newer X version. I'm using a fiber optic cable between my Toshiba 3109 and the Onkyo. Speakers are Onkyo 200 watt 4 way towers, Infinity CC-1 center, crap surrounds, and an AudioSource SW15 15" sub. Checked last night and yeah, I go right around 30-35 or so. Granted, I'm in an apartment right now. Moving into a house within the next week, so will probably have to up the volume for the basement.
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Usually around 40 - 45 with NHT SuperOnes and no wife in the house. otherwise 30 - 35. i do have to turn up the volume more with my NHT's than i ever did with my old Yamaha speakers.

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FWIW, all pre-amps or receivers with conventional (i.e. non digital) volume controls alter the incomming signal least in the maximum position. Many companies (especially low cost providers) design their volume control to provide higher output at lower levels to give the impression the amp is more powerful than it is.
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In Dolby Digital I listen at 45-48, DTS a little lower say 43-46, Prologic around 50-53 and if it's in Mono as high as 55.

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When the neighbors (Townhouse Duet) were gone Saturday, and Wife and baby at a shower, I watched 3 movies, Matrix, ID4, 5th Element at a level of 65! Took it up to 70 just to test, but had to bring it back down because it wasn't necessary that it be THAT high. Onkyo 575, Klipsch 1.1's (main & surrounds)Cerwin Vega E76-C, and KLH 10" 12W sub.

MAN THIS SETUP ROOOCKKKED!!!!

Best selection was 5th Element beginning where the aliens were testing their bootleg "mulit-weapons" throught the end of the Opera shootout. No distortion, walls vibrating, simply AMAZING!

Most movies are set at <40 with everyone home.

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<40 I can barely hear it!!! Perhaps a dig optical cable will sound louder.....I am using dig coax.......

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<40 Not loud enough.

Be sure to set all of your speaker settings to "small" if your using a subwoofer. I have done this and also use coax connection (a high end audio sales person told me that it produces slightly better sound than optical). You might also check your individual speaker sound level settings (dB?). I think they should be set at 0 inititally, and can be adjusted from there. Good Luck

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I have my surrounds set at +4 or +5 or they are hard to hear...........how about u?
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I usually have the volume at 40-45. The highest I've taken it to was 70. (SPR...wow!)

All 5 main speaker db's are set to +3, subwoofer at +5

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At work we usually have it at 45 for loud demos using the Acoustimass 15. Music is a little louder.

BTW...Onkyo just announced that the 575X has been discontinued! Ouch....
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Relative volume levels depend highly on a few main factors:
1. The sensitivity of your speakers. Speakers like Infinity RS or IL series have sensitivities in the 90-92 dB range and will sound much louder than others with, say, an 85 dB sensitivity.

2. The acoustic properties of your room: How many reflective surfaces are there (do you have carpeting or a hard floor, do you have overstuffed furniture, etc.)

3. The room size, the bigger it gets, the more output you need for the same sound level at the listening position.


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