What's wrong with my center channel?

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  1. james e m

    james e m Second Unit

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    The last couple of weeks I have noticed my center channel has been acting funny. When it is in use and dialogue coming through it, in the back ground I can hear an annoying "noise". It's hard to explain, but it sounds like what a set of speakers would sound like if you turned the volume all the way up to max without playing any sound/music through it. I can still hear the dialogue fine, but it's really distracting. I also just noticed while watching Spies Like Us that the dialogue sounds really harsh and makes some cracking noises. Does anybody know why this is happening? Is my center channel on it's way out?
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  2. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    Have you check the connections? Perhaps its coming loose, or its out of phase. Check it connected to another output on your receiver, and use different cables, that way you can figure out exactly where the problem lies.
     
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    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    While Spies Like Us is a great movie I would not use it to reference my speakers. There are a surprising number of DVD's that have harsh dialog in spots(old and new releases)
    Is this a problem that just popped up? Is there any new components?
    It's possible your center speaker just took a dump.
    Take one of your mains and hook it up to the center terminal to rule out an amp problem, if the main you hook up sounds this way then you have a receiver problem, if the main sounds good then your center speaker is faulty.
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  4. Tor Arne

    Tor Arne Stunt Coordinator

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    Is your center speaker mounted on top of your tv? The cabinet of the tv can vibrate and sound horrible.
     

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