I own an Onkyo TX-SR606 AV Receiver that is hooked up to KEF's KHT 3005 sub/sat speaker system.
I have a problem that I have been trying to fix for a long time and will appreciate it if someone here can point me in the right direction.
Basically, I have tried the Audyssey 2EQ calibration as explained in the manual - being very careful not to make any mistakes. I did not like the end results at all regardless of movies or music. Hence, I resorted to a manual calibration using my ears to judge pink noise levels from the sweet spot. I do not have or own an SPL meter. My xovers are set to 80Hz all around and the LFE is set to 120Hz.
After a manual calibration my system sounds nice but I have not been able to solve one very annoying problem: A total imbalance when it comes to the centre speaker - when watching a movie I keep on having to increase and decrease the volume and it is super frustrating !!! When I raise the volume to make dialogue clear and audible the surround effects (guns, blasts, crashes etc) become too loud. When I turn the volume down so that the surround effects are at a comfortable level; I cannot hear dialogue.
Now I know I can go into the speaker levels and dial a higher level specifically for the centre speaker but I know that would be a compromise in the overall set up.
Any help or advice will be appreciated.