My Cousin has a ~four year old Denon AVR. I can't remember the model number of the AVR, but it has Audyssey and was the second model up in the Denon AVR line. Maybe the 1910?
Anyways, it has horrible phantom center channel performance. The voice levels are disturbingly lower than anything else going on.
I myself have run phantom center channel with similar speakers for years and know what it should sound like.
We've ruled out the speakers, the room modes (acoustics), sources and Audyssey. Which IMO, leaves the AVR processing to blame.
Can someone recommend an AVR with REALLY NICE center channel performance?
Budget would be $200-$300 and we don't mind buying used. Would prefer a model that has Audyssey-like EQ that can tune subwoofers.
Option-wise, his setup is very simple and we don't need any super-cool features. EDIT: He does want 3D capability for his 3D TV though.
"The boom is dead, long live the bass"