New member here. After hearing fabulous reviews on the SS2300, I decided to buy it. However, I am not getting the satisfaction and quality of sound as most of you. As a first time HTIB owner with low expectations, I am not impressed at all.
While watching Iron-Man and King Kong (both Blu-Ray) on my PS3, the sound level is still not that loud at volume 30+! Even at volume 30, my small 13x13 room is no where near shaking during action scenes. The volume at 30+ is comparable to the max tv volume, and my tv is not that loud.
Everything (PS3, Xbox360, HD Cable box) is connected through Monster M series HDMI cables. There is sound coming from all 5 speakers as well.
Only at max level 40, do I get the rumbling feeling, but many of you claim that your room/floor is rumbling even at volume 20-25.
I've tried auto and manually adjusting the settings on the receiver but still no luck. I've manually adjusted the audio output setting on the PS3 also to PCM 96.
When watching television on my Comcast HD Cable Box on max level 40, it is no where near rumbling watching the Celtics-Bulls playoff game in the 4th quarter.
I do not expect these 5.1's to sound like I'm at a rock or rap concert, but these have been really disappointing to someone with low expectations.
Lastly, I do not have any hearing problems nor am I an audiophile, but what is wrong with my SS2300 system? What am I doing wrong? Is there anything I can do to get similar results to the rest of you?
Btw, my system is as follows:
Samsung LN40A550 - HDMI
SS2300 - HDMI
PS3 - HDMI