Wow, I didn't hear anything like that on my system. Are you sure you don't have night mode or dynamic range compression activated somewhere in your system chain. I was watching The Phantom Menace Laser Disc the other day and noticed the AC-3 audio didn't sound as spectacular as I remember and then discovered I had dynamic range compression activated in my Yamaha receiver. Turned it off and boy what a difference. Back to amazing jaw dropping audio.