Originally Posted by Dingane Walker
I have a Pioneer SX-315 reciever that I bought about a year ago, & I'm having problems hearing dialogue on a lot of DVD movies.
What about before that, did you always have trouble hearing dialogue on DVD?
Maybe it's because of my crappy speakers that it sounds like characters are whispering most of the time...Maybe getting a new reciever will solve my problem with the low volume.
Well this is some change of tune. Earlier you claimed that there was "dynamic range compression applied to all Dolby Digital recordings under 640kbps, resulting in audio that is distorted & muddy"
. When asked to back up your claim, you couldn't, but were still convinced of the culprit "There are too many issues with Dolby Digital..."
Too many? Can you list some? And now the problem may be your speakers or your receiver.
I wish that DD did not have the low volume issue.
If you're talking about the fact that DD soundtracks often decode 4dB lower than DTS soundtracks, then simply raise the volume 4dB. Issue resolved. Based on what you've posted so far, I'm willing to bet that your "it sounds like characters are whispering most of the time"
issue isn't due to your speakers nor your receiver. You may want to look into how you set up your system.