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Kenwood Receiver - low DD5.1 volume

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by ndenbow, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. ndenbow

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    Hi,

    I know this equipment is getting long in the tooth, but I need to know if anyone has experinced a similar problem with either this or any other amp/receiver. I have a Kenwood KRF-V7030D.

    Whenever I play a DVD (or Sky+ DD) using a DD5.1 soundtrack, I find the mix is really quiet, especially dialogue. DTS and Prologic is fine, but this is really annoying. I usually have to increase my volume by at least 10db to listen to DD5.1. My wife keeps complaining that she can't hear what people are saying.

    Is this a hardware issue, or am I missing somthing here? I have tried both Optical and Coaxial (IXOS) cabling between my DVD and Receiver, but it makes no difference.

    Thanks.

    Nick.
     
  2. S H A D O

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    Does the Kenwood have individual channel level settings for each mode (Dolby, DTS etc)? If it does, maybe the settings for Dolby are too low.
     
  3. agendrano

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    If I use the analogue connection between my DVD and receiver (say playing CD or PL II) the level is quite high as compared to DD5.1 (same as your setting +10dB to compensate). Between DTS and DD5.1, the difference should be quite small + 3 to 5 db, DD5.1 having a bit lower level than DTS.

    I believe you do not have hardware problem.
     

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