When I first got my transducers I cranked them up real loud, it was fun, now I am past that stage. How do I properly set the volume level of my tactile transducers?
• Chances are you have a subwoofer. The goal is to blend the bass output of the transducers to the subs. You don’t want the transducers to be blatantly overpowering, and you want the subs to fill in the frequency gaps that the transducers will have. Set the subwoofer with the standard 75dB C pink noise and Radio Shack SPL meter procedure. Once you have the sub calibrated to the front speakers with the pink noise built into your receiver/pre-amp or from a test disc, now it is time to calibrate the tactile transducers to your subwoofer. Turn off the subwoofer since we have already calibrated it, play the pink noise, and adjust the volume knob on the transducer amplifier such that the meter that you are holding at ear height reads 72 dB C. This is -3dB down from the 75dB level subs, the reason for this is that we want our ears to hear the sub and not the transducers, also being 3dB down gives the transducers a little more dynamic range which they desperately need. Studies show that -6dB i