Dialog not clear enough through my Onkyo TX-NR717

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  1. Bruce White

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    The fix here my be quite simple, but I'm stumped. I have this very nice Onkyo TX-NR717, which I really like. However, it seems like the dialog does not come through as clearly as it did with my old Integra DTR 5.2. Even with the volume turned up quite high, it is difficult to hear all the dialog clearly. This seems especially true with DVDs and Blu-rays, but DVR and streaming media could also use a dialog boost. I'm sure it's something in the setup of my receiver.

    FYI--I set up my sound using the procedure in the Onkyo manual using the special microphone that came with the receiver.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Bruce
     
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    Did you set the mic on a tripod at ear height, or on the seat cushions?(on the cushion on the seat back, counts as "on the seat cushions")
     
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    schan1269,

    I had the mic on a tripod on the couches at ear height. Perhaps I should do it again.

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    If you end up not liking Aud's setting, do your own.You can easily set distance on your own. You can set crossovers on your own. The only part tricky/time consuming is setting the levels. That, you'll need an SPL meter and sweep tracks.Audiocheck.net
     
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    Also try moving the mic just forward of your seating area and run Audyssey again.
     
  6. Bruce White

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    I looked at the settings for my speakers and the fronts were at +4.5, while the center was at -0.5. I bumped up the center to +2.5 or 3.0. That helped a lot!
     

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