July 11, 2009 at 9:05 am #1858
New to home audio and just recently purchased the 4C and 4Ts a couple weeks ago. I notice that the 4C is "quieter" than the 4Ts when playing movies. I've played around with the settings on my DVD player and have increased the loudness of the 4C over the towers by 2dcb but I still feel like dialogue from the center is quieter than the the other two.
My receiver is set to 6 channel discrete input, I don't have an onscreen display to change the dcb level of the speakers individually in that mode except for a turnable knob for the center's volume in the back (which doesn't add much volume).
Does anyone have suggestions?July 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm #1890
I am using a (dinosaur) Technics Receiver SA-AX610 (100watts/channe; Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1 Channels). Unfortunately, it doesn't have HDMI as it is about 12 years old. The DVD Player is a Sony about the same age. I've connected the DVD Player to my LCD HDTV (Samsung 6-Series) using Component Cables. I've connected the Front L, R and Center outputs on the DVD Player to the corresponding inputs on the receiver using standard RCA Cables. Though I am only using 3 Speakers, I'm running 6 Channel Discrete Input as it sounds better than the standard Dolby Surround. No Sub or Surround Speakers yet. I've watched both Taken and Indiana Jones Crystal Skull and the sound dialogue is kinda quiet. I've cranked up the decibel level to 4 decibels higher but still notice a difference.
When I play music, I do notice it gets quieter if I go to Dolby Surround in the center as opposed to 2 channel.
Are centers typically the same loudness as the front speakers or is my equipment so old it needs to be retired? Hope this provides good info.
DaveJuly 14, 2009 at 6:19 pm #1891
Thanks very much for your help! After adjusting the DVD's center channel, I notice improvement on the center's output. Thanks for taking the time to read through the manual – that is incredible service!!!!
A couple more questions if you don't mind:
Does Aperion have minimum room dimension recommendations for the 4T Hybrid SD? Noticing some boominess to the lower frequencies of the towers and center and am wondering if that has to do with my small room (10 x 10), a window (5.5 x 3 and a foot off the floor and an accordian blind) that is close to one of the towers, or a combo of the two. I'd like to complete the system but just want to make sure that I can make it sound alright in a tight space. A gentleman on another forum had a nice recommendation that I get acoustic tiles, but I'm not sure I want to put them up in my room.
Thanks, DaveJuly 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm #1892
Thanks again for your help. I've noticed a difference when I moved the tower in a little closer to the tv (as close as I can get it to the tv). I might have to do some furniture rearranging so that I can get the left tower away from the window. I think that might help out a bit.
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