Originally Posted by f00j00
I have a serious problem with this receiver, I STILL am not convinced with the quality of this device after 5 months of owning it, I came from a Logitech Z5500 5.1 and the sound was just PERFECTLY LOUD & CRSP CLEAR!
I bought the Mirage MX 5.1 speakers, and I don't know why the sound in songs where it has vocals, feels like there is an effect of a hall room, the vocals seems like far away, i've tried with EQ on/off, all other settings, on or off, i think it has something to do with each speaker equalizer but i am unsure about the settings...there is this slight echo that i am not liking, and of-course I've calibrated more than 9846524 times, i've read the thread that was around here on how to properly run FULL MCACC which I have already done...is anyone else experiencing this glitch?
Also another thing that I'm not liking, sometimes i feel like the overall sound from a speaker would slightly dim as if the speaker is not able to handle all the required sound output, so it has to like dim (lower down) something in the sound then back to normal...
I wish if someone can understand what I'm complaining about and try to help me tweak thing thing...
I know its difficult but maybe others went through the same...
One thing, are you sure your center channel is plugged in and working? My cat recently unplugged my center channel and my vocals and speech felt like it was a million miles away on some material and all I could hear was echos from the other speakers for vocals. The center channel/speaker handles most of the vocals so you might want to make sure everything is ok with it.
Besides that you may have to go off of having reference quality of MCACC and boost the center channel up. Your preference for sound may not be MCACC settings. There are endless settings to adjust to make the receiver sound the way you want it, but for that you have to play a little. If you have an Ipad, Iphone, or Android you should try the iControlAV2 app for the receiver and fool with those first. Play with the emphasis on "Dialogue" and see if that helps. Also use the finger EQ to adjust the sound to the way you want.
There are a hundred things that this could be... your speakers could be out of phase, your speakers just don't give you the quality you want, your ear just doesn't like the MCACC reference settings... Unfortunately since we aren't in the room to help you, you really need to play around with it. I'd even suggest plugging in another speaker for your center channel as a last resort to see if you get any better quality from that one or not.