Don't know if this is the best place but here it is Dialogue clarity is a problem I've always seemed to have had, right back at the start with my first digitheatre but I still find I'm troubled by it even though I now have a separates system, which is as follows: Receiver: Yamaha AX630SE Satellites: Tannoy FX5.1 Centre: Tannoy MX 100 Sub: KEF PSW2000 but mostly N/A because I don't think the neighbours would be too happy Source: HCPC with Philips Sonic Edge 5.1 and Theatertek 1.5 Now, as you'll note above, I live in a flat and don't really feel I should subject the neighbours to loud volumes (I sure wouldn't like it!) so I don't pump it up unfortunately. That said, it's still reasonably loud but I find when I turn it to a volume where dialogue's acceptable, the second anything 'actiony' happens I'm reachy for the remote to turn it back down. Watched Terminator 3 last night and I was having to flick it up and down every 2 minutes which was no use It seems like when there's a gruff, leading man type speaking it's too bassy, indestinct...and I should note this is without the sub (I hardly ever use it). The settings I had - satellites all set as "small" on the receiver, centre set as "large", dynamic range as max, centre level +5dB. Is it worth trying the centre set as "small" like the rest? Any other suggestions or do I just need to accept that with dialogue at a normal level, gunshots are going to be 3 times louder (seems pretty logical actually ).