(All files are Google Drive audio file links)
Subwoofer Gain Setting Test Tones
Midrange Gain Setting Test Tones
Which tones to use:
- Test Tones:
- 0 dBFS: For distortion free output with the most dynamic range. May not be loud enough at times if you listen to a wide range of artists with different recording styles.
- -5 dBFS: For a wide listening variety. Will give you higher sound output levels but less dynamic range. Possible to get some occasional clipping from the amplifier with certain songs.
- -10 dBFS: Mainly for setting subwoofer gains due to higher possible sound output. Less dynamic range and possible clipping depending on the music you are listening to.
- Pink Noise
- There’s some debate on whether to use stereo or mono pink noise for tuning frequency response. Some people say to use Uncorrelated Stereo Pink Noise to set frequency response and Correlated Mono Pink Noise if you are trying to use pink noise to set time alignment by ear.
- Read the whole conversation on DIYMA here: https://www.diymobileaudio.com/threads/rta-rew-individual-speaker-tuning-correlated-vs-uncorrelated-pink-noise.429578/
- Try both and see what works best for you.
For more information on how to tune an amp, check out How to Install and Tune an Amp – With Wiring Diagram