Originally Posted by TMcG
To just spitball back..... Since you are using a tower speaker in vertical orientation sitting on a stage, the height of your tweeter in this speaker in relation to your ears could be a bit high. With this in mind, have you tried a bit of toe-in by lifting the back of the speaker to make it more directional toward the listening position? Have you done anything with equalization?
Actually I'm using a horizontal center speaker in vertical orientation... Sitting on top of an upturned pickle bucket
I haven't noticed *any* problems with intelligibly on anything except this Star Trek soundtrack. I'm positive that the room needs work... I haven't even measured anything with so much as an SPL meter. Even without measurement and tweaks to eq it should be close. For this movie, it isn't.
I wonder if there is something going on with downmixing the DD? I have a 5.1 processor only so the audio is toslink SPDIF. Would selecting a native DD 5.1 mix improve things, do you think? Is that even possible to choose in the audio menu or is it just limited to director commentaries, other languages, and such?
For those paying careful attention, you'll note that I have 7 channels in a 5.1 system. The Meridian 568.2mm extrapolates rears from sides (or the other way around) given a discrete 5.1 mix.
I would REALLY like to get a hacked Blu-ray player that can output the lossless channels in three coax spdif channels. The Meridian HD621 HDMI switcher can do this (and a lot more) but it costs a pretty penny!