Improving Speech Clarity w Quiet Scenes - 05/14/06 12:15 AM
The one area I am not yet happy with is the clarity of speech (center speaker) when there is a quiet scene (whispers or soft spoken words). If I turn up the volume to hear these parts, any subsequent action scene is too loud.
I used the auto set-up feature of the Pioneer, and then created a custom configuration where I varied the level and frequency equalization of the speakers, but I am not getting the clarity I want - the center channel sounds slightly "hollow" (echo?) on the quiet scenes. There are so many variables and permutatuions that I cannot be sure what helps. Also, I tried setting the DRC (Dynamic Range Control) to different settings, but still no magic.
The Pioneer has a "Dialog Enhance" mode, which "sharpens" things, but it seems to hurt the L/R surround effects, so I do not use it.
Any suggestions for how to better optimize my configuration?