Dialogue Issues

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  1. dvdchild

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    Hi All,

    I am using the Kef Q6c and i seem to be having problems with dialogue. On watching an action film or something with a dynamic soundtrack i am constantly having to reach for the remote to turn it down as effects are drowning at the centre. Settings for speakers below

    Front Left -1.0
    Centre +3.0
    Front Right -1.0
    Rear Left -1.0
    Rear Right - 1.0
    Subwoofer + 3.5

    All speakers set as small and LFE set to sub only.

    I had this calibrated using the 3805's auto setup but i am just not happy. Is it my Centre that needs changing to another speaker brand etc etc, I heard the Q9c would make a big difference. Your suggestions & advice would be most helpful.

    Thanks
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  2. Steve N

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    I doubt if the speaker is at fault.
    It may be helpful to read Eviljohns comments it the thread started by Goof called
    Dialogue Clarity Problems
    You may have to enable the Denons dynamic compression option.
     
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    I have the same center as you running with kef eggs. When I first had the q6c I nearly took it back as I could not hear dialogue and it sounded muffled and distorted( a problem I did not have with the eggs).
    I have since run the speaker in and have purchased a new tv stand to house the speaker and the sound is now superb, very deep rich voices and extremely clear.
    I would recomend making sure that it is postioned on a level surface and that you are using the rubber feet supplied.
    Also if it is lower than your ear height then make sure it is positioned so that it is pointing up towards your ear height as this makes a big difference.
    How long have you had the speaker? Mine took about 3 weeks to run in and it is used nearly constantly.
     
  4. dvdchild

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    i've had mine for nearly 6 months and it is on a level AV stand.

    I've bought and SPL meter and i'm going to try setting up system using that instead of auto setup.

    dvdchild
     
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    Mines set up with a sound meter and I've not had any trouble apart from when I was running the speaker in and did'nt have a decent stand.
    There's a good chance the spl meter will make a difference.
     

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