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Offline Burzat

Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« on: October 03, 2020, 04:30:22 PM »
After adding a power amplifier to the pre outs of the AVR. The power amp gains are set to half. What should the channel level be on the AVR be? The channel level goes from - 12 to +12. Default is 0.

Offline TimbaLand

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 04:54:00 PM »
I would put the power amp gay on on max and run act auto set up to claim rate the levels
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Offline scrarfussi

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 07:21:20 PM »
After adding a power amplifier to the pre outs of the AVR. The power amp gains are set to half. What should the channel level be on the AVR be? The channel level goes from - 12 to +12. Default is 0.

What power amp is it with gains ?
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Offline Burzat

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 08:08:44 PM »
Rotel. Each channel has a knob to increase or decrease the output

Offline TimbaLand

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 10:05:09 PM »
I would put the power amp gay on on max and run act auto set up to claim rate the levels

My phone screen is broken and it makes so many typos. I have the same Rotel which I use for my Atmos speakers. I put the dials halfway and let the processor do the level matching.
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Offline Andile

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 10:15:39 PM »
I would put the power amp gay on on max and run act auto set up to claim rate the levels

That's new!!

How do you put a power amp GAY :thinking:
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Offline TimbaLand

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2020, 08:45:06 AM »
That's new!!

How do you put a power amp GAY :thinking:

🤣🤣🤣🤣. My phone screen is broken. Half the screen is dead and some alphabets donít respond resulting in bad grammar 🙈
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Online Genesis777

Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2020, 09:08:44 AM »
It all depends on your speakers and your room acoustics. I have set mine on around plus 5 for my fronts using the power amp but I expect that leaving them on zero would also work depending on the levels of your other speakers. Calibrating with Audyssey will also give you a good idea where these should be set.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 09:16:12 AM by Genesis777 »
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Offline Burzat

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2020, 10:19:04 AM »
Ok. Recalibrated. did a couple manual adjustments as well. Here is where its at on the receiver :

Fronts (Power amp) = -4
Centre = +6
Rear = -2
Sub = +5

Sounds good to me.

Thanks for all the advice.

PS. Just a side note on the the power amp. When I bought it. It was sold to me as "straight". If I knew it was "Gay" then no ways i would have bought it. If it has intentions of coming out the closet then thats bad news. I wont tolerate it ............. :ROFLMAO:

Offline TimbaLand

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 09:00:16 AM »
PS. Just a side note on the the power amp. When I bought it. It was sold to me as "straight". If I knew it was "Gay" then no ways i would have bought it. If it has intentions of coming out the closet then thats bad news. I wont tolerate it ............. :ROFLMAO:

Some sellers donít always make a full disclosure about the status of what they are selling. No need to worry though because gay ones tend to have more character 🤣🤣🤣
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Offline jlaubza

Re: Channel level on AVR after adding a power amplifier.
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2020, 05:05:13 PM »
Nothing wrong with a gay amp especially if it is loud and proud.