Originally Posted by lawrence1
My Mirage MC S1 center channel recently lost some of it's normally outstanding performance on movie dialogue. When lising to movies, I keep having to turn up the volume to hear the dialogue. Even my wife is complaining about the quality of the dialogue.
Movie dialogue is clear when by-passing the center channel altogether and listeing in stereo mode.
Would your guess on the problem be the MCSI tweeter or one of the woofers?
You would want to check a few things.
First, make sure the speaker cables are still firmly attached, i.e. the cable hasn't come loose.
Next, make sure it's not your receiver/amplifier that's having the problem. Easiest way to test this is to temporarily hook up a different speaker to the center channel outputs. Also, it might be that you just need to change a setting in your receiver that controls the center channel level that could have been inadvertently changed.
Then, if the amp is not the problem, play some loud full range content, like music, through the center channel. (If necessary, hook up the center channel to one of the main left/right speaker outputs from your amp.) With the front grill cloth removed, place your ear close to each driver to hear if it's generating any sound. If one of the drivers is dead, you should be able to tell.