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Poor voice track but great sound.

Sound is great except that voice track is very weak. This is only true in Surround sound mode with surround sound sources. Checked center channel and other portions of the sound track are audible in the center channel so it is working otherwise just fine. Have checked EQ settings which seem fine. Also even at low to medium volumn the surge protection will go off with lound noises.

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Unhook your center channel speaker and see if it still goes into protect.You might have bad center speaker

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