Volume on your 1066?

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  • suyver
    Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 38

    Volume on your 1066?

    Just curious, at what levels are you guys usually playing when viewing a DVD? In my case (1066 + 1075 and B&W Nautilus 805's) I tend to have the preamp between 40 (loud DTS-tracks) and 50 (relatively quiet DD-tracks). I'd like to play a bit louder sometimes, but I've also got a wife and neighbors... I wonder where you are playing at?

    Cheers,
    Freek.





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  • deloner
    Junior Member
    • Sep 2003
    • 9

    #2
    When i borrowed it from my dealer i used it on 70-75 on both movies/music(have the RSP 985,RMB 1075).I use Patos (norwegian speakers,91db).

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    • dali
      Member
      • Jul 2002
      • 48

      #3
      Around 38-42 for music and 45-58 for movies (DTS/DD). I have a RMB1066 with 91 dB speakers.

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      • Whistler
        Member
        • Aug 2003
        • 74

        #4
        I have a Rotel RSP 1066 and a Halo A21, I use different settings movie/music.

        - movie DD "50"
        - movie DTS "40 - 45"
        - music "35 - 45"

        Depends on the recordings, I used the same volumes on a RB1090 which I had for 4 weeks . But I have to admit that my speakers are some powerhungry bastards.

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        • Tha Freak
          Senior Member
          • Jul 2003
          • 385

          #5
          Man this it quite loud!!!

          Most of you have separates power amps of 120w !!!

          On my RSX-1055’s “lean” (figure of speech) 75w, I listen to movies between 30 and 40 ???

          And music around 35…

          And take note that I don’t have a sub!




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          • Gary Press
            Junior Member
            • Oct 2002
            • 20

            #6
            How high is up?

            There are some question that can't be answered!

            The volume level one sets his processor is dependent upon:

            . Personal Taste
            . Amplifier Used
            . Speakers and Their Efficiencies
            . Size of Room
            . Construction of Room (Wood, Plaster, Wallboard,
            Number of Windows, etc.)
            . Furnishings (Fabrics, Window Coverings, Floor Coverings,
            Furniture, etc.)

            There are so many variables that trying to compare my settings to yours, or any one else's shows and proves nothing.

            Gary

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            • suyver
              Member
              • Dec 2002
              • 38

              #7
              Of course it depends on Personal Taste how loud you'd like to play. That's why I was asking this: to get an idea of the preferences of the people on this board.

              And naturally I agree that the amplifier used will also change the result quite a bit. Since this is a Rotel forum, I expect to see at least a few 1066+1075 combo's like mine, which will facilitate the comparison. However, I do not see a huge influence of the speakers and room construction. My small (relatively cheap) KEF Cresta2 speakers are within a few dB as loud as my B&W N805's or my B&W htm1 center. I'm sure that different speakers will change the setting, but I'd expect it to change from 50, say, to 55 (max). When I read in the first reply that people listen upwards to 70, I can't help think that this must be much louder than I use. Unless this room is really much much bigger than mine (5x5 m2)

              Anyway, I was just curious. Also considering that the maximum volume is 99, I was also wondering if there were people that listen close to the maximum.

              -Freek.





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              • Andrew Pratt
                Moderator Emeritus
                • Aug 2000
                • 16507

                #8
                My reference is set to 70 on the display according to Avia. For movies I tend to hover just under reference and music is all over depending on my mood and what I'm listening to




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                • MuShu007
                  Member
                  • Jun 2002
                  • 61

                  #9
                  I usually do movies at 65, then music at 55-58,then PS2 at 60. Mind you that my speakers are calibrated at 75 db equal to my 1066 volume at 75...

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                  • SomaJoe
                    Member
                    • Jul 2003
                    • 56

                    #10
                    Suyver:

                    Same amp/speakers as yours. Like mushu007, mine is calibrated such that 70db is 70 on the 1066 dial (although I didn't do that on purpose). I listen anywhere from 45 to 60 usually.




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                    • suyver
                      Member
                      • Dec 2002
                      • 38

                      #11
                      Thanks for all the responses guys! :T (probably no girls here... )

                      I guess that I am still at the low-end of what people use for sound-level. Maybe I'll try some more dB's and see if I like that. And of course, if my wife thinks that's ok...

                      Cheers,
                      Freek.





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                      • Sonnie Parker
                        • Jan 2002
                        • 2858

                        #12
                        1066 with Sunfire Cinema Grand and Velodyne HGS-15.

                        If I crank my up to 70 then my foundation starts moving.... lol... not really! 70 is extremely loud for me. I'm typically at about 45-50 for everything.






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