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#429341 - 04/25/18 03:11 PM Low dialog levels
aarons Offline
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I need help with possibly settings in my receiver. I seem to be getting dialog volume levels that are too low relative to the rest of the audio. Iíve messed with channel levels to the point where I donít think itís part of the issue. What else should I be looking at?
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#429342 - 04/25/18 03:48 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: aarons]
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I found your equipment list in your other thread and with a vp 160 you should have no problems with dialogue. Perhaps a hearing test is in order, i had mine done turns out my ears are shot. Does your receiver do atmos, i understand atmos gives you more control over dialogue.
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#429343 - 04/25/18 03:52 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Sure hope itís not my ears. Could be though. I have 9.1 set up. Two height speakers. I have my center set to Large cause my sub is weak. Would that possibly drown out some of the dialog?


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#429346 - 04/25/18 07:42 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: aarons]
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Have you tried playing with your center image from the mains?
Forget what it's called, though it's a phantom center setting on all AVRs.

Another thing may be the polarity check your wires are in correct orientation, red black match up. You can also set the proper phasing with a 9volt battery. Connect the opposite end of speaker wire to 9volt make sure the woofers move outwards.

I myself have a VP160 you should have more than enough center, to negate the phantom setting.

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#429353 - 04/26/18 06:40 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: brendo]
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Iím not sure I understand ďplaying with center image from the mainsĒ?

Can you elaborate?
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#429354 - 04/26/18 09:22 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: aarons]
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To run a phantom center, turn off the center channel in the AVR settings and then the main speakers will image the center channel,referred to as phantom center.
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#429357 - 04/26/18 10:56 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: aarons]
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When I used Onkyo it was a DTS setting for 2channel width on my current Anthem it's also a DTSX setting. Used to fill in a wider stereo image. When playing stereo modes.

I set my 160 to 40 or 60Hz. and it has a wonderful bold deep male dialog.

Have you felt to make sure all drivers are functioning?

I do that with my Qs10s almost weekly. They blend so well I end up thinking they're disconnected.

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#429359 - 04/27/18 06:09 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: brendo]
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I cannot find a setting in my AVR Yamaha RX A3050 to change the Hz on my speaker. Only a small or large setting. I have it set to large
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#429360 - 04/27/18 06:29 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: aarons]
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Did you use YPAO to set up the speaker levels? Can you check what is set for the centre volume level compared to the rest? Try increasing it by 3 or 6 dB and have another listen to see if that helps!

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#429364 - 04/27/18 10:45 PM Re: Low dialog levels [Re: Cohesion]
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I had a professional calibration done by Lion AV. The center channel is already up well above the others. Iíll play with it some more.
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