My LX83 has a set tone volume so adjusting the speaker setting to -15, -20 etc makes no difference. But with the CA 751BD that has no set tone level, So i can confirm what is being said above.
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Indeed, I am going through this right now and was about to post something similar. I generally listen at around -20 to -15 DB and balance my speakers accordingly. If you are using -20 as a starting point then reaching 85db is impossible on some devices, like I found last night on the 751db. You will have to go up to about -10 on the listening level and then tune it to 85db, which I did and it was booming as GSB found out too.
-15DB tuned to 75db, with the sub on 85db words well for me. Untill you watch something like Dredd that loves its Bass.
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Oh I simply leave it on the title screen to test the Bass!! >)
It's such a great movie!
The bass is literally insane on this movie. So insane that it made my wife feel physically sick lol.
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