Hi all, First time post. All the way from the land downunder (Australia) Anyways my problem is that my centre channel speaker sounds low compared to the rest of my speakers. It's just an average centre channel speaker, nothing fancy. It's a DB dynamics (austalian brand) and cost about $150 US with some rear bookshelf speakers included. Bookshelf speaker are on my sony amp in the bedroom. The centre channels specs are - Normal impendance - 8 ohms Power handling - 120 watts Frequency response - 65 - 2000 hz My main and rear speakers are both 185 watts, response 26-20 khz and sensitivity 94 db. Now I don't know a great deal about what all this means, just thought I'd throw it in anyway. I just can't figure out why I'm getting crappy centre channel sound when I play a DVD. Through T.V and video the centre channel sounds fine. I always need to crank up the sound to hear speach the way it's meant to sound on DVD'S. But then if sound effects like machine guns, explosions, etc happen it becomes too loud. I tried lowering the db by -10 on the main speakers and incresing the db's on the centre channel to +7 but I'm still not satisfied. I shouldn't even have to muck around with these settings. The amp and centre speaker are still relatively new and I have been super careful with them which is why I don't think they have been damaged in any way. Could it be that I just have a crappy centre speaker? It only has the tweeter in the middle and a woofer on each side (6 inchs I think)! So does anyone have any ideas? I was going to get my friend to bring his jenson centre speaker over and try that on it but I don't know what else I should do. I just hope my amp isn't stuffed somehow. I accidently pushed "back to movie" on the Monsters INC DVD in the THX section and the movie started going in THX sound. Thought this might of done something to it. Surely it wouldn't though. How can my amp play THX sound if it doesn't have a THX decoder on it? Also pushed EX button on my controller while I was watching Attack of the clones on DVD to try and get the EX sound going. Apart from that everything else has just been normal. I always have the sound turned down when I switch settings, etc on the amp just as a precaution not to pop the speakers or damage the amp. Oh well, does anyone have any advice they can give me?? Sorry about the long post. Hope I didn't make anyone fall asleep!