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Quiet Rear Speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by paulw77, Sep 3, 2001.

  1. paulw77

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    I have the following setup :

    Amp : Yamaha DSP-A5<br />Mains : Eltax Symphony 8.2<br />Centre : Eltax Symphony Centre<br />Rears : Tannoy Mercury MXR<br />DVD : Wharfedale DVD-750S

    My mains are set as 'large', with the centre and rears set to 'small'.

    My problem is that my rear speakers are very quiet most of the time (even when set to +10db which is the max. setting). I know that they are only meant to provide background sound but I can't hear much sound from most sources (esp. Pro Logic TV/VCR programmes).

    I have checked the connections using the test tone and they are wired OK.

    Anything I am missing ?
     
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    Could their ohm rating be different? If so this could cause them to perform at a different level to the fronts and centre.<br />On some amps you can lower the output of the fronts to compensate.<br /> <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
  3. dUnKle

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    You say that this is even with the rears at +10db, but does having them at this etting give you the same output as the fronts ?

    All speakers should be giving you 75DB ( or at least a consistent volume ) using an SP meter and the test tone ! I know of some systems were by this is achieved my having different settings for ALL speakers. What you may need to do is turn down the fronts as well as turning up the rears

    Also get hold of some material which you know has prominant rear sound and see how that is ! Some programs and VHS material ( actually the majority ) have very silent rears and mainly just place some music there
     
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    Dolby prologic sends very little info at the back.

    Use the DTS mode that reproduces stereo from all channels for the stereo sources, instead of prologic.

    Anyway, for 5.1 DVDs I also set my rears up 10 db.
     

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