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Okay, question for EMPtek owners...first, a little preface, I watch Interstellar last night on BR, not a bad movie, not excellent either, IMHO, but all of that is irrellevant for the question. Some who had seen the movie had reported that some of the dialogue was hard to hear, which is not an uncommon movie tale. Those "some" now include me and interestingly, I had trouble hearing lines when there was action, but also when the backdrop was very quiet. I had to boast my center channel by +2 db and then even boast it again by +2 db, which helped for the quiet dialogue, but wasn't good for the action scenes.
Now for the question, I have the e5Ci center and I have 52 yr old ears and wondering if EMPtek owners with the biggest center channel don't/won't have this issue? Or is it simply a mix issue, since I haven't had troubles with other movies! For instance, Guardians of the Galaxy, with plenty of action and LFE, I have no issues with dialogue!
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver