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Low dialog levels
#429341 04/25/18 07:11 PM
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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. I’ve messed with channel levels to the point where I don’t think it’s part of the issue. What else should I be looking at?


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aarons #429342 04/25/18 07:48 PM
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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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Gr8_White_North #429343 04/25/18 07:52 PM
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Sure hope it’s 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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aarons #429346 04/25/18 11:42 PM
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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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brendo #429353 04/26/18 10:40 PM
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I’m not sure I understand “playing with center image from the mains”?

Can you elaborate?


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aarons #429354 04/27/18 01:22 AM
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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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aarons #429357 04/27/18 02:56 AM
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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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brendo #429359 04/27/18 10:09 PM
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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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aarons #429360 04/27/18 10:29 PM
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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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Cohesion #429364 04/28/18 02:45 AM
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I had a professional calibration done by Lion AV. The center channel is already up well above the others. I’ll play with it some more.


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