Originally Posted by druber
The manual for the 6500 says to use the analog outputs that are all in a group on the right-hand side of the back of the unit. It suggests that you don't use the standard LR outputs located on the left-hand side. I had this suggested setup direct-connected to a surround sound amp, and it sounded like my main two channels were connected to surround sound outputs--low volume, very little dialogue, etc. I connect the LR to the main LR outputs on the 6500 and got full volume sound like you'd expect. Check your setup. If you've followed the manual's advice, you may be only half-way there.
Thanks for the reply. I tried your suggestion and I don't hear any differences.
However, my wife and kids step out for awhile and I had a a chance to listen to the audio at "reference levels". :-) I put in a few different bluray, some DVD's and audio CD's. And now that I have listened to it for a bit I think it sounds pretty good now. I do have to turn it up more than I used to, but the sound quality seems warmer to me using the analog versus letting my receiver decode the signal. I think I just had to get used to the volume level differences, and I fell into the trap that louder sounded better, but in reality, I think it sounds better now using the analog.
So, I guess its a keeper now.
Thanks for you suggestion though.