Denon AVR-E400 and Polk RM75 - Low volume, bad configuration, audio mode?. - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2013, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
stevebor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just upgraded from an old Pioneer, non-hdmi receiver and attempted to hook up my Polk Audio RM75 (just front and center speakers), and I am getting either low or no volume from my various input hdmi sources. I verified that the sources are not limiting the volume output.

I did do the speaker and Audyssey setup. During the test, the speakers did play nice and loud.

Sometimes when watching tv, the show will have no audio, but then a commercial will...

How can I ensure that my DirecTv, PC and Xbox 360 all sound correct over just 3 speakers?
stevebor1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-29-2013, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
stevebor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
hmm. I decided to only test with FM and 'Stereo' Mode and the front left and right speakers are very faint. Again, during the Audyssey setup, they are nice and loud. any clues on how to get just FM working correctly on the front R/L speakers?
stevebor1 is offline  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:26 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
afrogt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 23,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked: 417
How are your DirecTV, PC and Xbox 360 connected to your new Denon e400? Since you didn't have HDMI before what audio cables are you using now?

Afro GT
afrogt is online now  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:31 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
stevebor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
before I was connecting them all directly to my HDTV and then audio out to the receiver.

As a simple test, I did the above (my previous post), with just FM Tuner and my front left and right, with stereo mode is very faint. If I switch to Movie mode, it plays audio loud over the center channel.
stevebor1 is offline  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:37 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
afrogt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 23,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked: 417
Movie mode steers dialog and much of the audio to the center channel so I'd expect that to be louder that the other two speakers in that sound mode.

I believe your receiver has an input volume for each source. go the the setup menus to find it and adjust according.

Or post your question in the Denon 2103 E and X series Owners thread. I'm sure they'll have answers for you in there.

Afro GT
afrogt is online now  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:41 PM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 46,480
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1977 Post(s)
Liked: 1747
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevebor1 View Post

before I was connecting them all directly to my HDTV and then audio out to the receiver.

As a simple test, I did the above (my previous post), with just FM Tuner and my front left and right, with stereo mode is very faint. If I switch to Movie mode, it plays audio loud over the center channel.

Did you use either a camera tripod or mic boom stand to support the mic?

---------------------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; shop.avscience.com ; 585-645-1006, AVScience - Authorized dealer for AVRs, Speakers, etc. 

Daily 8am – 8pm EST (including weekends)
Call for pricing - Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Atlantic Tech, Oppo
** Think the AVR is defective?  Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times. 
jdsmoothie is online now  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
stevebor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
yes i did, all 6 locations. again front left and right sound tests were loud and strong.
stevebor1 is offline  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:50 PM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 46,480
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1977 Post(s)
Liked: 1747
Are you aware that 50-70 is average volume on the AVR?

---------------------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; shop.avscience.com ; 585-645-1006, AVScience - Authorized dealer for AVRs, Speakers, etc. 

Daily 8am – 8pm EST (including weekends)
Call for pricing - Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Atlantic Tech, Oppo
** Think the AVR is defective?  Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times. 
jdsmoothie is online now  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
stevebor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I did seem to notice that, and while it is in Dolby Digital, It sounds fine at that level over the center channel.
stevebor1 is offline  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:59 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
stevebor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just found out about the 'press and hold' sound mode to change the mode sub options, but Dolby Digital and DTS only work (best) over my center channel. all the rest are faint, but play over the front left and right speakers.
stevebor1 is offline  
Old 08-29-2013, 07:32 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
stevebor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
stevebor1 is offline  
 

Tags
Denon Avr E400
Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off