Rear surround problem/question.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Lee Weiss, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. Lee Weiss

    Lee Weiss Stunt Coordinator

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    After buying a new 5.1 DTS receiver, I bit the bullet and bought some good S-video, optical cables and speaker wire, getting set to test my new setup.

    But to my dismay, as with my old receiver, my rears were sounding as if they were blown. I did not calibrate anything or set any levels since the kids are asleep, but the woofers don't seem to be torn. It has a very scratchy and unclear sound. It also seems more evident at low volumes.

    What's up here? Before I open the new set of rears I bought, is there some way of testing the speaker? I know it is not the receiver since this one is new.

    Any suggestions would help!
     
  2. Harry Lincoln

    Harry Lincoln Stunt Coordinator

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    Its best to calibrate the sytem first, but you could try swapping yur rears with your mains, it should be easier to tell if somethings wrong.

    Harry.
     
  3. Larry Rasmussen

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    Hi Lee,

    Exactly what Harry said above. If you determine that the rears work ok in front then stick the mains in back. If they sound ok you have a weird problem. If they don't then run a short pair of wires from the rear channel outputs on receiver to a set of proven good speaker. If they sound good you have a wiring problem, if bad you have a problem with receiver with clear documentation if you need to return it.
     

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