Originally Posted by raceredmustang
Did the increased dynamic range you experienced include your silver center? Has your opinion of that center changed at all.
Better dynamic range yes, although most noticeable in surrounds and atmos. Still terrible dialogue though.. I've been listening to a few TV series in stereo lately sounds so much better using the 8's for dialogue.
Most of the time in movies there's either dialogue or music or effects, not all at once so the amp running out of juice can't be blamed for the poor voice rendition.
I've moved it around, tilted it, sat it on end, measured it with REW, messed with reflection damping, messed with YPAO EQ, it's better with most of YPAO's tweaks turned off. My theory is that YPAO was trying to eq out some gap in the crossover or phase cancellation and making things worse.
It's not completely terrible, it's better than my old Mission centre just not up to the standard of the Silver 8's across dialogue frequencies.
I'm actually driving the centre from the Sony amp too, keeps the front stage in the same character. I'm actually shopping for three monoblocks for the same reason.
Ask me again when my Silver C350 arrives ;-)