Sorry for the incredibly entry level question, but I'm totally lost right now. I've tried to follow the directions/set-up guide on the first page, but no matter what I do, I cannot get my speakers to sound as they should. I know that's very vague, but I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
I have the following components:
Receiver: Pioneer VSX-1021-K
Floorstanding Speakers: Polk Monitor 60
Center Channel Speaker: Polk CS2
For the life of me, I cannot figure out the correct settings on the Pioneer to get audio from movies/tv/music to flow correctly. Right now I have it using the Advanced Surround Sound setting Extended Stereo, as that's the only was I can get the center channel to put out any sound.
In Auto/ALC/Direct & Advanced mode, I have sound coming from the left and right channels, but nothing from the center. I can use the Standard mode settings to get sound from the center, but nothing from right and left, and then finally when I'm in Advanced Surround Extended Stereo, I get sound from L/C/R, but dialogue and action spans across all channels.
I followed the directions on the front page exactly as they were given, with the exception of setting my speakers to Small. I'm guessing since I don't have a subwoofer, I couldn't set my left and right channels to small, only the center.
No matter what source I use, be it TV sound, music or a movie, I just don't get a full, rich audio track. It just seems like the different tracks are competing with each other to play.
I would love to get these speakers configured correctly to play together, but I'm honestly out of ideas.
Any help for an idiot?