Originally Posted by myjeep4x400
I have the following setup
Direct TV hdmi > reciever
PS3 hdmi . reciever
wii composite wii cable > tv in on reciever
klipsch c-3 center
klipsch f-3 left and Right
klipsch s-3 surround left and right
Definitive Pro 1000 sub
Center speaker set on large
Left and Right set on small
Rears are set as sides on small
the Center is set on 9.5 db
L and R are set on 8.5
Surrounds are set on 9.5
sub is on 8.0
1. I should not have to have the speaker levels so high to get loud high quality sound. The left and right channels sound pathetic on direct tv.
2. PS3 Blu Ray Star Trek newest one...sounds like small laser fire are almost inaudible. And voices are drowned out by music.
3. Sound levels on direct tv and Ps3 are loud enough for me at 17 db on the reciever but on radio and ipod the db level is loud at only 30 db
4.Direct TV sports ie Nascar and basketball games dont wow me at all.
How big is the room? My AVR is plenty loud in a 16x16 ft and cathedral ceiling.
What gauge speaker cables do you use? I'm not very sure, I think mine are 14 or 16. The thicker the better.
How long are your speaker cables - the shorter the better. My fronts are 6ft or so.
How was the microphone positioned? Should face up, be at ear level and if that means on a couch, you may be better off raising it above the backrest.
Were there any obstacles between the mike and the speakers. I move my cocktail table away when I run MCACC. I like the result better that way.
Where there any noise makers during the calibration - a loud fridge or airconditioning, voices?
If you clear a memory or try an unused memory with the default levels, distances and a flat EQ, is the dialog standing out better and is the volume around -20dB somewhat satisfactory?