Tone Controls

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills

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On most surround receivers, what do the tone (bass/treble) controls actually control -- I mean, which speakers: just the main lefts and rights? My manual says thats all the bass and treble controls will alter, not the center or surrounds....is this so? It doesnt really matter, as I have both set on ZERO, or flat, all the time, but I was just curious.
 

Arthur S

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Most surround receivers only allow you to alter the main speakers, and not the center or surrounds.
 

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills

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Thanks very much for your assistance, Arthur! Thats what I thought, that the controls only control the main left and rights; as I said, it doesnt matter, as I have them flat and leave them that way. Just curious though; if the bass and treble do not affect surrounds or center, what kinds of....well..."tones" are these speakers "seeing" during a Dolby Digital or DTS feed?
 

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