dialog problem

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  1. NatL

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    My friend has a Denon 3200. For a long time, anyhow, I always noticed that his system was weaker on dialogue from non-pristine sources (ie and older movie). So at my urging he eventually went for a new center speaker (a paradigm).

    This new center speaker is outstanding, from what I've heard. But only on better/newer sources. His system still seems to struggle with lesser dialogue tracks.

    What to do? Is it the receiver? It's only about 4 years old, maybe. Could it be fixed?

    It just doesn't really seem like it's the center speaker...

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    If it's only on the older stuff, I'd say it's the discs, and not his equipment.
     
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    The disks work fine through my Denon 2700 (they are usually my disks). In fact it was problems on some really pristine (audio) transfers that really got my attention.

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    The older discs used a different mixing technology, maybe? You said it's better with the newer sources.....
    Isn't your 2700 older than his 3200? Older player works better with the older discs? Built around that technology?
    Just guessing really.
     
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    Thanks for the guess.

    By older disks I mean older movies, regardless of release date.. Or B-movies. Or anything which wouldn't have a new sound mix.

    For instance, The Simpsons sounds great.

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