Agoraquest Logo
The only place for the Sony Enthusiast Free Member Registration | Login | Contact Us | Quick Search Forum   
Main Menu
  • Home
  • Topics
  • Forums
  • Reviews
  • The Top
  • Web Links
  • File Downloads
  • Photo Gallery
  • Archived Articles
  • Media Center
  • Useful Sections
  • Sony Issues
  • Sony Alerts
  • Senior Members
  • Premium Members
  • eBay Sony Auction
  • Search Site
  • About Us
  • Recommend Us
  • Members List
  • Bookmark this Page

    Additional Features
  • Linking to Us
  • Owner Manuals
  • Calender of Events
  • Contact Us
  • Stock Market
  • Agorasearch
  • Break It Down Blog

  • Sponsors




    Who's Online
    Currently Online
    Visitors:204
    Members:1
    Total of:205 users
    MemberLogged
    jttar0.0 min
    Users will be removed if they logged out or are inactive for 35 minutes

    Most Online Users
    Visitors:980
    Members:1
    Total of:981 online users
    October 17, 2013, 10:29 pm

    Your Current Status
    You are Anonymous user. Register for free by clicking here.

     Inbox
    Log in to check your private message


      
    Moderated By: Maxxwire
    Agoraquest Forum Index Amp/Receiver/Speakers/Connections/Cables
      
    Sony STR_DB895 Dashboard
    Replies: 6 | Views: 3,179
    Last Reply: June 1, 2011, 8:47 pm

    View Printable Version of this thread
    Members below have participated in this thread
    Maxxwire | AaronB | mykyll2727 | birhahk |
    Search other threads for related issues/solutions: or use Advance Forum Search
    Get the latest Exclusive Sony News by Joining our RSS Feed or Get RSS Via Email
    Author Sony STR_DB895
    birhahk

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Oct 16, 2005
    Posts: 9
    From: Wolverhampton

      Posted: 2011-05-31 14:06

    Dear All,

    I have the Sony AV Amp STR-DB895 amp, I've recently noticed that I have to put the volume upto -40.00db before I hear anything, I have to increase the volume upto -30.00db before I get a good loud output, do you there is a problem with the amp, or could it be the speakers?


    regards


    Bobby


       


    Maxxwire
    Moderator
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Adept


    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26063
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2011-05-31 15:30

    birhahk- Since output volume varies with the strength of the input signal what signal source(s) are you using when this lowered volume occurs with your STR DE995 Receiver?

    ~Maxx~



    -----------------
    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!



    The OCCC Furu-Charged Sony DB 930


         
    mykyll2727

    Rank: Sony Pro


    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 4171
    From: Las Vegas

      Posted: 2011-05-31 15:50

    birhahk_I concur with Maxx's statement and echo his question. But I have a few of more. What is the distance that you're making your listening assessments at? At -30db what do you mean by "a good loud output"? What is the impedance and sensitivity of the speakers your using? Because depending on your listening distance they could be a factor._mykl


       
    AaronB

    Rank: Sonyphile


    Joined: Nov 26, 2002
    Posts: 624
    From: Ottawa, Canada

      Posted: 2011-06-01 09:23

    -30 dB is a perfectly resonable volume setting for "loud" output.
    Note that each 10 dB will (by definition) result a tenfold increase in power. So 0 dB 1000 x the power output of -30 dB. Your amp will clip and your speakers will become very unhappy sometime before you reach 0 dB though.

    I need to run my 5400ES at -20 dB to get reasonable, "living room" levels out of it.


       
    birhahk

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Oct 16, 2005
    Posts: 9
    From: Wolverhampton

      Posted: 2011-06-01 12:40



    thank you for your replies, at the moment  I am listening to a portable minidisc player using phono leads connected into the back of the amp. The minidisc player has been set to LINEOUT.
    The Speakers which I use are the Sony SS-CSD1 with a rated impedance of 6 ohms. I sit about 2 metres away from the amp when the amp is at -30 dB. Why dont I hear anything at day 90, 80 or 70dB? Is this normal

    birhahk


       
    Maxxwire
    Moderator
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Adept


    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26063
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2011-06-01 18:30

    It could be that the Analog line level output of your portable minidisc player is somewhat less than the 2 volt standard and is causing relatively low volumes from your Sony Receiver as a result.

    ~Maxx~

    Sony H-9 MaxxPix


         
    mykyll2727

    Rank: Sony Pro


    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 4171
    From: Las Vegas

      Posted: 2011-06-01 20:47



    birhahk_Sorry I should've been more specific as I meant your listening distance from the speakers not the amp. I did a quick search on your speakers and found them to be 2way bookshelves. My search didn't turn up any info on sensitivity though. Still I agree with the others. I think -30db for loud is acceptable and as Maxx said the line level output from the source could be a contributor as well.

     -90,-80,-70dBs? Refer to AaronBs post on power output and remember that at those levels you're going the other way from -30. I.e. progressively less power. You shouldn't really expect to hear much if anything at all at those listening levels depending on how far you are from the speakers. Too little power output to the speakers._mykl


       
    Advance Features
      
    Jump To:
    Locations 
of visitors to this page


    All logos and information in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. This website www.agoraquest.com, Claudio Meira and Agoraquest, LLC is not tided in any form to the Sony Corporation (www.sony.com). This unoffical website is just place where Sony products are reviewed among the general public. Sony is a registered of Sony, Inc. "PlayStation", "PlayStation2", the PlayStation "PS" logo, and all associated logos/graphics. "Agoraquest, LLC" and "agoraquest.com" are associated exclusively with agoraquest.com, and are NOT associated in ANY way with Sony Electronics, Inc. To view the privacy policy, please click here and to view the terms of use, please click here. If you have any further questions, please contact using our online form.