Originally Posted by totemphile
Fronts are towers and the rears are in the ceiling. My room doesn't allow me the possibility of a center channel, much as I'd love one.
For listening to 5.1 sound for movies / HDTV, I sometimes find the voices really difficult to hear.
I understand the A1000 does something 'clever' to mix the center channel into my 2 fronts? Is there anything I can do, or settings you'd recommend I play with, to bring up the voices a little?
Originally Posted by DyeLooper
You have to have room, take pics and post them, we can get you something worked out for a center channel...
I agree with DyeLooper,
Even if you think you know for an absolute fact you can't have a center channel, there's no harm in posting a pic asking for suggestions, you will get more good ideas than you thought possible from this community.
The voices are difficult to hear because the voices almost entirely come from the center channel
Other than that, run all dialogue in the 2-channel DSP mode for movies and TV. 7-channel sounds even wackier, but it is audible as it downmixes ALL audio channels to mono and pumps that to all available speakers so the effect can seem louder.
Also go into your speaker setup and make sure it knows you don't have a center. The PDF manual is your friend here.
That being said, this is not the forum thread for speaker placement suggestion.