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Sum of all Fears sound

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by gilesm, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. gilesm

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    Dear all

    Just stuck Sum of all Fears in and - well where's the sound? I've had to stick the amp up to 50-55db to hear normal speech. Is it a quiet movie or is it my setup? Has anyone else heard this and is it quiet for you?

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  2. dave_b9000

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    i have the region 1 version and the sound is fine
     
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    Maybe it's just me but I seem to notice this on more and more films these days, i.e. you have to increase the volume so much that you can hear the dialogue but then the music and special effects are really, really loud.

    If I have problems I tend to set my decoder to its 'Night' setting, i.e. it makes the quiet bits louder and the loud bits quieter.
     
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    I think it's to do with how the films sound is mixed.
     
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    Dynamic Range Control is your friend.

    I watched this a couple of nights ago with DRC on medium, no problem with dialogue or very loud sounds.
     
  6. gilesm

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    Thanks all

    Unfortunately my AVR100 doesn't have DRC or a 'night' setting, however spent all night tonight tweaking balance levels of the amp and I think I've finally got is sussed, increasing the center speaker levels and reducing the mains enough to hear the voice at least. It's still very quiet - and I still have to play it around 50 - 55, but at least I can now hear Jack's hunches and the neighbours can here the explosions.

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    gilesm

    I have the Arcam AVR 100 and it certainly does have Dynamic Range Control. It's in steps of 25:-
    DYN 100 = Full Dynamic Range
    DYN 75 = 75% compression
    DYN 50 = 50% compression. The mode I use when the kids are in bed
    DYN 25 = Max compression (Too much IMHO!).

    It's the button marked DYN on the remote control and cycles through the settings (DYN on the LED display).

    Hope this helps
     
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    I wish they would record DVD's with a higher vocal setting

    Its true sometimes the speech is difficult to hear, and the other speakers are loud
     
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    Mr Cheese

    Well that'll teach me to read the manual a bit more thoroughly - even such a sparse one. Yep found the dyn button (not that it was lost - just never used it!) and that does make a difference, the sound really is no where near as boomy at 50% - should please the neighbours.

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