Centre speaker sound

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  1. Clem Fandango

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    I have a Pioneer VSX-329K receiver, Pioneer surround speakers (S-SL100 ) and a Yamaha YSTFSW050 sub.

    I have turned the center speaker up a notch or two on the receiver compared to the front L&R but the sound isn't particularly rich and definitely not bassy with speech, even on watching blu rays with HD audio.

    The speaker itself is fairly compact and I'd want to avoid something massive under the TV in the stand. Are there any recommendations for replacements or any tips to improve things please?
     
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    What crossover setting has the AVR set on the speakers? What is the crossover set too on the back of the sub?
    A speaker in an AV unit is not going to sound its best and especially if you go for a larger speaker.
    You really want to the front 3 speakers to be the same make and model so really should look to upgrade the front 3 at the same time.
    Without hearing your system it is hard to know if the problem is with the setup, the speake location or just the fact your expectations could be higher than the level of kit you have.
    You can try playing with the location of the speaker and changing the settings in the AVR to see if any of that improves things.
     
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    You shouldn't be able to 'hear' individual speakers in your system - ideally the front LCR speakers create a blended front stage.

    Your Front LR and Centre speaker are never going to create any Bass, they only just get into mid range territory, the integration with your Sub is key here. As PSM1 says your physical setup, room layout and AVR settings all have a part to play here.

    Many budget speaker systems do a poor job with dialogue.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Something you can try is setting the AVR to 'No Centre' and let it mix the Centre into the Front LR - you may prefer how that sounds for you.

    I think to you can adjust 'Centre' Width on your AVR.

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