Using a crappy Iphone db meter, which I've since deleted, I was typically listening in the 65-75 db range with occasional peaks approaching 80. That's in a practically nearfield setup in a small apartment.
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Low to mid 80,s according to my works decibel meter. We usually have to check the level of new machinery after installation to see what area it needs to be designated so my meter is fairly accurate.
Anyways that’s a comfortable every day level for me.
Push it to high 80,s low 90,s and I am done ... Lol. Getting old.
SQ is still very cohesive,it’s just me that can’t take it!
I don’t like loud for the sake of loud. I like Dynamic Range. But most systems won’t sound dynamic at low volumes, they usually require a certain amount of energy to get cooking. Loudness and Dynamic Range are not the same thing. Almost all systems lack proper dynamics to me, but that’s just me. 😁 That’s kind if the whole idea behind the Loudness Wars - they substituted Loudness for Dynamic Range.