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Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Don-E, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Don-E

    Don-E Auditioning

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    I have a onkyo ht 520 home theater system and it was set up in my living room that is about 14x18 with a one side valted ceiling. In this room it sounded fine to me. Now heres where the problem starts, I moved this system to my finished basement about 14x20 with a drop ceiling at 7 ft, I installed mirage speakers in the ceiling for the rear speakers and am using a mc 500 from cambridge soundworks for the center channel with the onkyo sub and onkyo left and right channels ,plan on upgrading later . The dialogue is hollow or low sounding and I really have to turn it way up to understand the talking and then lower quickly when action starts. I have played with all the settings and just can not make it sound good.Any advice woud be appreciated. ( I am a contractor so my hearing on lows might be affected) THANKS Don
     
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    The first two things that come to mind is to check for any kind of "midnight mode" being enabled on your receiver, and that the center speaker is not wired out of phase.

    -Robb
     
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    Hiya,

    It probably sounds redundant but have you calibrated with Radioshack SPL meter and something like Ovation's Avia disc?

    Regards.
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    Don:

    I too would highly recommend that you get the Radio Shack SPL meter and a disc like AVIA. It will make all the difference in the world once you have the speakers "dialed in" to your room.
     
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    where do I get this disc and will it tell me how to do this
     
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