Question Unclear dialogue on my Home cionema setup

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  1. spenn

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    Hi, sorry but anther question.....
    I have a Panasonic TX37s10b TV, Marantz NR1602 AVR, Kef 2005 speakers and a Panasonic BDT130 Blu ray. All great when playing music, watching movies or action type TV programmes on Sky HD . However, when watching non HD stuff or programs which are mainly dialogue rather than effects and music, I am having to crank up the volume to get clear definition. Are there any settings I need to adjust? Is my centre speaker ( positioned just below the TV centrally) in the wrong place? Any thoughts gratefully appreciated

    Best

    Steve
     
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    Sorry excuse the typo on the heading!!!!
     
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    Centre speaker is in the right place without seeing a pic. If it's not at ear level try point in it up etc. you could go into the speaker settings on your amp and turn it up a decibel or two.
     
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    Thanks Pearfish01 I will try the settings on the amp
    Steve
     
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    Non-HD stuff is likely to be a Stereo mix and unless you have your amp set to create a pseudo surround field - something like pro-logic - then you are probably getting audio from your L&R speakers and not from the centre.

    If my amp settings get messed up - sometimes the dog can bump into it - I find I get this problem and it just doesn't sound right - a bit indistinct, fuzzy and disassociated with the picture if that makes any sense whatsoever.
     
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    Yes...it does make sense. I am ging to try to turn up the centre speaker a touch and see if that works
     
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    If it sounds fine with 5.1 sources then raising the centre is not really going to help and could possibly unbalance the front for the 5.1 source so make these not sound as good.
    As Ghostrider says, try a few of the different settings like Prologic or Neo6 to see if these improve the sound first.
     
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    OK...thanks for this. I will try the settings first and let you know.
    Best
    Steve
     
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    I would get this issue with my older Marantz SR7005 and Apex setup. I found raising the frequency and volume of the centre channel helped with dialogue.
     
  10. spenn

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    Hi. Thanks for this.
    Changed the settings and watched on NEO which was a touch better. I have also changed the level of the centre speaker and , again, a bit better.
    I am watching sport in multi channel stereo which seems to be effective.
    Will keep experimenting with different surround settings for movies and let you know.
    Best Steve
     
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    If you are raising the Centre when on a Stereo channel you have the AVR in one of its pseudo Surrounds modes.

    Try setting the AVR to Stereo (disabling the Centre and Surrounds) and see how that works out.

    Joe
     
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    Joe I actually already tried this in multi channel stereo mode which worked quite well.

    Thanks

    Steve
     

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