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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,021
    I have a 500$ spl meter but it for bass my car car got in to the 150s... DBz. The one u down load on phone how far do I stand frm speakers to test

    Here's the problem. It sounds like you are trying to recreate what's possible in a car in a home environment. Not going to happen without spending large amounts of money and even then you'd need a perfectly sealed room to achieve it.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,668
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I have a 500$ spl meter but it for bass my car car got in to the 150s... DBz. The one u down load on phone how far do I stand frm speakers to test

    Here's the problem. It sounds like you are trying to recreate what's possible in a car in a home environment. Not going to happen without spending large amounts of money and even then you'd need a perfectly sealed room to achieve it.

    I dunno...I was in a home theater capable of 154.9db this past February...
    Of course, the guy had 8 21" and 4 18" subs along with 5 18" woofers total in his mains...and granted, he had 4 dedicated 30 amp circuits along with a rack full of Speaker Power pro amps...but 154.9db!!!!

    #sarcasm
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,165
    There's some money in subs and circuits there . :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,985
    @Justinthomas1977 , that Adcom has some cajones, but it's a bit pricey... Check eBay for comps.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 38
    If you want loud,go stand on the deck of an aircraft carrier while jets are taking off. That's about 130db. Why on earth would you want to listen to anything that loud? Of course you won't ever hear anything ever again. Save money,and just jam a pen in your ears. But that's just my opinion.
    Best of luck!
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  • Justinthomas1977Justinthomas1977 Posts: 35
    edited October 2
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    If you want loud,go stand on the deck of an aircraft carrier while jets are taking off. That's about 130db. Why on earth would you want to listen to anything that loud? Of course you won't ever hear anything ever again. Save money,and just jam a pen in your ears. But that's just my opinion.
    Best of luck!

    I don't want crazy loud just loud and clean and my hk 3490 120wpc with my polk monitor 75t speakers is not doing it for me I have turn amp at 0 to be loud it go's frm minus 80to0 then to plus 10
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,165
    Your in dangerous territory at 0 on the volume scale. Ever think it might be something else ? Like the room it is in being over dampened with too much furniture/carpets/drapes ?

    Are you using a good quality cable for the speakers ? Some cables can muffle the sound a bit. Are the straps in place on the rear posts ?

    What are the settings in the receiver at ? This will also play a huge role in what you hear.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Justinthomas1977Justinthomas1977 Posts: 35
    edited October 2
    I have good cable.. And posts are tight.. Reciver bass at 12oclock treble at 1oclock.. Room is 17 long 14 wide and I sit 8 feet from speakers.. Oh and I use utube for all music.. And older music not loud at all then I have to turn on eq and turn up all fq
  • Justinthomas1977Justinthomas1977 Posts: 35
    edited October 2
    I can only get to 90db on meter it one off android phone so I don't no how good it is.. Vol on zero
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,985
    .. Oh and I use utube for all music.. And older music not loud at all then I have to turn on eq and turn up all fq

    I see the first sentence being an issue...

    The second sentence? Doesn't make any sense to me... I think what you're saying is you're using an EQ as a pre amp booster to gain signal strength (the worst thing in the world to do...)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,631
    The entry level AVR, entry level speakers, the crappy source and zip cord speaker cables all need to be upgraded if you have any hope of getting the sound you want.

    If you have any audio stores in your area I suggest you go there and get your listen on. If no stores, go to an audio show.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,585
    I too see a bit of problems here.

    YouTube is not that great for audio quality.
    Monitor 75T are not made for ear bleeding volume. They are a decent speaker for moderate music and movies.

    My teenage son and his friends use to ask me why I still use CD's when it's all right there on line. I had his friend play a tune from his Iphone, I put on the same CD. Now they all see why. Sound quality is much better.

    A car does not have that much room to fill with sound as a house does. To get the same SPL in a home vs car is going to take a lot more than what you currently have.

    From the OP post in this thread I still say Vega's are his best bet to just go loud.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,165
    Try plugging in a regular CD player and see how it sounds. Utube pretty much sucks for audio.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Justinthomas1977Justinthomas1977 Posts: 35
    edited October 2
    I will buy that adcom amp and try using a cd player and get my klipsch rf82s back they where louder then these polks with only a 150 rms rating but sensitivey was 98 and I could never blow the tweets on rf82s like I did on polk... Hmm now if the ex will sell them back to me
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    I think Justin is intentionally misusing every word he can in a vain attempt to anger me.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,985
    Like I said Justin, look at eBay to save some (a lot) of money on the 545...

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/223159318137
  • Dose the receiver have any thing to do with the sound quality? Or just the separate amp I'm getting... My marantz receiver I had sounded better then this hk one I got with more power at visions for 299 on sale... Should I get a better reciver when I buy my adcom power amp or keep using the hk
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,386
    Everything has everything to do with sound quality
    - Not Tom

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    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,236
    VR3 wrote: »
    Everything has everything to do with sound quality

    That includes your AC power, the power cords, the signal cables, and the speaker cables.

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
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