Hi - looking for some advice here about my current set up. Audio is extremely important to me - probably even more so than picture quality when watching tv, movies, etc. When I first set up my system 2 years ago, I was on a tight budget so I bought a home theater in a box. I tried to research what would be the best one to buy and didn't want to completely cheap out. So I picked up the Denon 591BA system that came with a set of Boston Acoustics speakers. link
I have not been happy with this system at all. I don't know if I'm not configuring it properly, or if it is just not meeting my expectations. The main problem I have is that dialog is low, so I have to turn up the volume. Then when an effect or music comes on, it's way too loud. I know this is a common issue. Also in general, I find that on broadcasts that use the back speakers, the sound is too loud in the rear and it's hard to hear anything from the center and front channels. I went through the Audyssey set up many times to no avail. Also tried playing with the individual speaker settings and could not get satisfactory results. Is it possible that something is not connected properly, or I used the wrong type of speaker wire, etc?
Anyway, I figure I have 3 realistic options at this point:
1) Assume I must be doing something wrong and continue to try to configure/calibrate this system.
2) Keep the speakers I have and replace the receiver to fix the problems.
3) Keep the receiver and get a new set of speakers.
Buying a completely new system is not really an option at this point.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated.