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Low speaking voice with normal background sound

I have time warner cable. On certain channel like espn in the straight mode there is back ground music but the speaking voice is very low. However, the speaker sound is better when I switch to 7 channel. My concern is on 7 channel there is no surround sound effect. The sound just come out of all seven speakers. That is why i prefer using the staight mode when I watch tv. Any suggestions?I'm having the same problem. Sony Bravia Tv, Yamaha 663 and Kef 3005 speakers. Plenty of surround and background volume, very low voice volume. I've tried different equalizer settings and speaker settings, even cranking center speaker to max. Very dissatisfied with the sound effects of this unit to date. Any suggestions? Thanks

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  • bmbenear Dec 29, 2008

    I'm using the HDMI output.

  • bmbenear Dec 29, 2008

    I'm using the HDMI output on cable box routed to HDMI in on my receiver.

  • bmbenear Dec 29, 2008

    I'm using a new set of Kef 3005 speakers, four surrounds, center and sub.

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You will always have this problem. The only real way to solve it is to just turn up your center channel so the voice is louder and turn all the other speakers down. This has to do with the way the channel broadcasts. I also just do the "7 Channel" stereo mode. You will still get stereo effect just not front & rear effect. You also may want to upgrade your center channel speaker so it is louder. I always recommend going with onkyo, dennon, or harmon kardon for receivers as they are the best. If you need any further assistance let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
Thank you,
lee

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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    Lee A. Dec 29, 2008

    Also what audio output are you using out of your cable box?
    Thank you,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Dec 29, 2008

    What is the make/model of the center channel you are using? Have you tried turning the rest of the speakers down while you have the center channel up? Unfortunately you just have to work around it also replacing/upgrading the center channel may help. Once I have more information I may be able to assist you further.
    Thank you,
    lee


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