Why no center sound in multi channel?

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  1. Brad Newton

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    What could be the problem? I have the center channel turned on in the dvd player setup (Pioneer 45A) & I selected multi channel in on the receiver. What gives? The center works correctly in digital, but not analog
     
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    Are you refereing to the 6ch analog out on the 45A for DVD-A and SACD? I have a few DVD-A's and SACD's that do not use the center channel...even though the player says 3/2.1 in the display.
     
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    yes, that is my question/problem.
    I believe that is my problem with this disc. I inserted a dvd-a & had sound from the center channel.



    do you have the 45a player? You get this display during sacd and/or dvd-a playback?
     
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    Like Mike alluded to, some SACD/DVD-A mixes don't use the center channel, and rely on the stereo imagining to produce the vocals in the center.
     
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    It would help if you mentioned the title of the disc. MC mixing is all over the map.

    BGL
     
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    Yes, I have the Pioneer 45A and run it through an Outlaw ICBM. I have noticed that I still get an indication from the player that there should be info on the center channel from the 3/2.1 display. Maybe the machine is recognizing the existence of the bit stream/channel...but the sound engineer has elected to put nothing on it....I don't know. You probably do not have a problem.
     
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    How do you get this display on the face of the dvd player? Or is it on the display of the receiver?
     

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