Surround sound problem or not?

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  1. mark laf

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    Hi.I recently purchased a cheap mini Surround sound by Sharp.Then problem is when watching t.v and somtimes a movie the center channel sound wonders to the left speaker.Very annoing.Do you think this is a problem?Any input welcome.Thanks..Mark
     
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    I'm not sure if I can help, but some more info would be useful:

    1. How many speakers are you using? 3? 5? 6?

    2. When the sound wanders, is it with a Dolby Digital source and the receiver set to Dolby Digital? Or, Dolby Surround/Pro Logic?

    3. Did you calibrate the system with test tones and a sound meter?

    4. How are the speakers arranged? Distances, height off the floor, etc.?

    5. Does it wander with all sources, or only particular DVDs?
     
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    Hi....6 speakers.The 2 bookself speakers are about 3 feet apart,on a enterainment stand,about 5 feet off the floor with the center speaker on top of the system between the 2 bookshelf speakers.It happens when i watch t.v more than a movie.It happens in Dolby prologic.My system has a center channel option called "phantom"for systems without a center speaker.It does it in that mode too.It wanders more on some channels of t.v than others and less fequently when watching a movie.I do have a test thing to test the volume of each channels but havent did it with a sound meter.My cable antenna runs to my stereo vcr then has phono jacks going to my mini theater system.Could the vcr be the problem?..Thank you for your input..Mark
     

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