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Re: Movie dialogue volume
mreed #377248 05/28/12 01:00 AM
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Movies are mixed to be watched at 'reference levels' ( a zero reading on most avr's) which means dialogue is in fact very quiet and the loud parts get very LOUD, up to 105db @ reference, boosting the centre channel 2-3 db even as high as 5 db helps even things out; IIRC, I ran my VP150 4 db higher.

I am not sure if concert DVD or BRs are mixed to the same standards as movies.


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Re: Movie dialogue volume
mreed #377302 05/28/12 06:44 PM
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Well it turns out that my center channel is not working on my AVR. Movie dialog always seemed lower than everyhting else but I realized this morning after testing a DVD I actually own and have watched before that there is a problem. I switched the jack to another speaker and have almost no sound, its not off completely but it's 25% of the volume of every other speaker. It's an HK 645, bought about 6 years ago, really not that much use on it, maybe 5 hours a week max, very disappointing for such an expensive unit. Anyone have any experience with having one serviced by HK?

Re: Movie dialogue volume
mreed #377311 05/28/12 08:04 PM
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Make sure you check it with different inputs.... it might be something with the DVD player!


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Re: Movie dialogue volume
mreed #377321 05/28/12 09:14 PM
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I started out using Disney Wow on BR, I was unable to get the center channel anywhere near the volume of the others even though I had it all calibrated perfectly not too long ago so I went to the HK's speaker setup and got the same results on every input including the tuner. I swapped the center speaker cables with one of the fronts and got the same result on the that speaker.

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mreed #377324 05/28/12 09:45 PM
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*Edit*

Didn't read the post about the problem occurring on multiple sources.




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