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Old 11-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #41
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Do you mean the receiver has an old red/white RCA type output connections to the subwoofer and your subwoofer has the standard speaker connections? If that is the case, here: How to Put RCA Tips on Speaker Wire

Or do you mean that there is one plug type connection (labeled LFE) on the receiver and your sub takes a standard speaker wire connection?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #42
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Silly question: Why, on the receiver, are decibels shown as negative numbers on the display?
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From mediacollege.com:

VU Meter

A VU (volume unit) meter is an audio metering device. It is designed to visually measure the "loudness" of an audio signal.

The VU meter was developed in the late 1930s to help standardise transmissions over telephone lines. It went on to become a standard metering tool throughout the audio industry.

VU meters measure average sound levels and are designed to represent the way human ears perceive volume.

The rise time of a VU meter (the time it takes to register the level of a sound) and the fall time (the time it takes to return to a lower reading) are both 300 milliseconds.

The optimum audio level for a VU meter is generally around 0VU, often referred to as "0dB". Technically speaking, 0VU is equal to +4 dBm, or 1.228 volts RMS across a 600 ohm load.

VU meters work well with continuous sounds but poorly with fast transient sounds.


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wut.

I can speak some technobabble, but not that kind. English, please?
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Essentially, on a VU meter, 0 dB represents the optimal, normalized volume level. Numbers below are quieter; numbers above 0 are "too loud," if you want to think of it that way, and will generally produce a certain amount of distortion.

These numbers are not the same as measuring the intrinsic loudness of sound, where 80 dB = room noise, 120 dB = rock concert, etc.

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Do you mean the receiver has an old red/white RCA type output connections to the subwoofer and your subwoofer has the standard speaker connections? If that is the case, here: How to Put RCA Tips on Speaker Wire

Or do you mean that there is one plug type connection (labeled LFE) on the receiver and your sub takes a standard speaker wire connection?
Perfect. That's exactly what I need. Now, can you tell me which box my subwoofer is in?
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Essentially, on a VU meter, 0 dB represents the optimal, normalized volume level. Numbers below are quieter; numbers above 0 are "too loud," if you want to think of it that way, and will generally produce a certain amount of distortion.

These numbers are not the same as measuring the intrinsic loudness of sound, where 80 dB = room noise, 120 dB = rock concert, etc.

This is absolutely, positively NOT a Tapatalk 2 sig.
Are you serious? At 0 dB, we'd blast our eardrums out. And I'm half-deef anyway. The loudest we've had it so far was -19.0dB.
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Are you serious? At 0 dB, we'd blast our eardrums out. And I'm half-deef anyway. The loudest we've had it so far was -19.0dB.
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Btw, Tex, this system that we bought fucking ROCKS, did I mention that? I'm playing my newest CD on it, dancing out with a glass of vino. I'm only at -15.0 dB and the room is shaking.
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