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Question from newbie on sound

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by MB149, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. MB149

    MB149 New Member

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    I just replaced an old pioneer theater in a box for our den which is where we watch most of our TV, with a Yamaha RXV 361 Reciever and matched up with klipsch synergyIII F2 for the front and a klipsch synergy III C2 as the middle speaker and an older sony powered sub.

    I have noticed that we have to turn the volume up much louder when we are watching a TV program, especially in HD, than we do when we are watching a DVD.

    Is this normal? The old system was real loud no matter what.
    Thanks,
    MB149
     
  2. MaxL

    MaxL Well-Known Member

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    does the volume go to 11?
     
  3. Glen B

    Glen B Active Member

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    I think you are experiencing the effects to two things - differences in signal level of the two sources and differences in volume control "taper" between the old HTIB and new receiver. To spell it out in "layman" terms, in the old system the volume control was more sensitive in the earlier part of its range. In the new system, the receiver's volume control sensitivity is more gradual. This does not mean the new receiver is less powerful, all it means is that you need to turn the volume control to a higher position than what you were previously accustomed, to achieve the same loudness level. Volume is louder with the DVD player than TV because the audio signal output level from the DVD player is higher than that of the TV.
     
  4. MB149

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    Thanks, for the information. BTW, I returned the Yamaha reciever to swap out for more of a mid level instead of the bottom level. I went with Pioneer. The "scene" buttons were not user friendly on the Yamaha. I could never get the sound fields to work well.
     
  5. JohnRice

    JohnRice Well-Known Member

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    I recommend not using sound fields to begin with. They just confuse things. Get everything running well with plain old surround, then, if you want, try out sound field modes.
     
  6. Guy Usher

    Guy Usher Well-Known Member

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    If you are using a cable box/DVR double your audio settings there too. . .I was having a huge difference between digital and analog audio then HD channels were different as well. . .Went in checked it out made a few changes now its more 'normal'. . .
     

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