Athena volume issue

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  1. chris.Mark

    chris.Mark Auditioning

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    I own the Athena AS-C1 and a pair of AS-B1s, as well as the remaining sub and rear surrounds from an old Sony HTiB. The problem I have is I am constantly turning the volume up to hear normal voices and then have to quicly lower the volume when the music or effects start. I have set the speakers to the same levels in the audio tests on my HE setup disk. Is this a normal problem? I am currently running a Yamaha AVR.
     
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    brentl Cinematographer

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    That's called "dynamic range"(the range between the highest and lowest recorded sounds.

    It's fine, but if you are worried about leaving it louder turn on the "night mode" of you receiver/DVD player.

    Brent
     
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    chris.Mark Auditioning

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    Thanks. Does "night mode" keep the highest sounds lower? Not that I mind the increased volume, but I keep getting complaints from elsewhere in the house to "turn the thing down!"
     
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    not to be cheeky, but the best solution to "Turn that f'ing thing down" is a nice pair of headphones. [​IMG]
     
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    the day you find me headphones that will give me 5.1 discrete channels, i will listen to that comment! but i know some recievers have options to limit the dynamic range on a dvd, RTM
     
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    When it happens to me, I simply raise the center / dialog channel up some. I somewhat set my center (dialog) and Sub by source / content to taste and leave the rest truly calibrated.
     

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