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8. Calibration > 64. Set the Receiver’s Reference Level

Set the Receiver’s Reference Level

Setting a receiver’s volume to the reference level is not the mystical task it often appears to be; in fact, a receiver’s reference level is whatever your theater needs it to be.

Dolby specifies an ideal playback level for its theatrical soundtracks and for the mixing environments in which those soundtracks are created. So, unlike music, movies are created with a standard playback level in mind. Based upon this intended level, dialog and effects are mixed at very specific levels to offer similar sound levels across various Dolby soundtracks and across different playback environments. In technical terms, this playback level is defined as 105dB peak level from each main speaker in the Dolby playback system. Test tones on calibration DVDs [Hack #62] are specifically defined to give you this playback level.


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