Okay, spent a few hours this afternoon getting TNA ready for the street. Targets are all adjusted super sensitive, decals applied, etc.
I futzed with the monitor settings to try to get it to have some improved contrast / less backlighting when viewed while playing (looks good if you crouch down to the glass level). Then, buttoned it all up and suddenly had no sound whatsoever.
Thought, that was weird, maybe I bumped a cable while I was pressing the monitor buttons or something. Then I realized, hey, the audio cable DOES run through the monitor for some reason. So finally figured out that if your press the left/right buttons on the back of the monitor it changes the (pre-amp?) volume and that can make a dramatic difference in the volume of the overall system.
So, now I have some questions/observations...
- I find it difficult to find a setup where the door vol. button provide much range in volume, generally it's either nice and quiet at 1, 2, 3 but then doesn't really pop at 8, etc, OR it's really loud at 5 and insanely loud at 8, etc.
- What levels should I be using on the monitor volume and the amplifier speaker volume, roughly speaking, in order to provide the widest possible range of volume selection using the door buttons while preserving the best overall audio quality?
- I find that the giant sub is so overwhelming that I have to adjust it's volume literally about 10-15 degress up from zero. That provides a nice low-end thump without becoming too boomy. Is that okay/expected?
How does this complex (and totally freakin' amazing) audio system work, anyway??