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Center speaker problem - too loud (wattage problems) HELP!!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by minimal_fuss, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. minimal_fuss

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    My setup isn't high end as im a student, but all the same it's not bad.

    I used to have 5 speakers (all eltax) all were 80watts speakers.
    My reciever outputts 5x 80watts (and another 80 for the sub).

    However i recently upgraded my 2 front speakers to some eltax floorstanders, These are rated 180watts. (all speakers still have 88spd btw)

    -this isnt a problem listening to msuic in stero as i just have to turn the speakers up.

    -However in dolby pro logic for movies, the 2 front speakers are noticably quieter than the center (as it need less wattage to be full driven i presume?)


    Any solutions?
     
  2. Nobber22

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    Rather than a wattage issue, it is likely a Sensitivity issue. The centre is probably easier to drive than the floorstanders.

    Easy fix is to up the level of the center volume by a few DB in the amp's setup menu. :)
     
  3. neil e normal

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    go into the settings on your amp. if it has them, and up the 2 fronts, and lower the center one.
     
  4. Reiner

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    As Nobber22 indicated this is not an issue of wattage - at normal levels only a few Watt are needed, regardless of the speakers maximum rating (and regardless if different speakers have different ratings).
    I would also look into the sensitivity issue and compensate by adjusting the volume for each channel, preferrably using a SPL meter.
     
  5. minimal_fuss

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    Well i sorted the problem, and i actually found it was with the DVD player.

    It has somehow reset it'self to derfault settings.

    Meaning:
    A) it was out putting Spdiff/ pcm in stead of Spdiff/ raw.
    B) Wasnt setup for prologic
    c) dynamic settings was at 4/8ths?!?! I set it to full? (what is it?)

    Everything seemed fine after that.


    Thanks for all your help :)
     

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