Originally Posted by Hokoo
Hello all, I am currently running a Denon AVR 3312CI with 4 Mirage OMD5 surround sound speakers, 1 Mirage OMDC1 center speaker and a Mirage MM8 sub...All are hooked up to a 55'' screen with Directv Whome DVR and a PS3, all going through the receiver through the 4.1 slot...
I have been pretty much happy for the last year and a half with the sound quality but as of late I have been having issues with hearing the actual voices of people talking through the center speaker...On most shows I normally have the volume set between 40-46 which sounds good on all fronts, but on other shows it seems I need to turn the volume up to 50-60 to be able to hear the people talking as if they are whispering but when an action scene comes up LOOKOUT the surround sound kicks in and about blows the walls down...
In my 12 by 12 bedroom I think the speakers are a perfect fit and they do sound great which leads me to speculate if I should upgrade my receiver to the 4520ci...
My question to you all is; Will upgrading fix this issue? Also can the 4520ci be used as a 5.1 setup?
I don't think upgrading to the 4520 is going to magically solve your issue. Dialogue intelligibility is usually affected by factors other than the brand of the AVR. Since you say that everything had been OK until recently, this indicates that something has changed. Have you moved anything around, added a piece of furniture, or done anything that might affect the room's influence on your sound?
As Seldon suggests, if anything has changed, you should consider re-running the Audyssey calibration. I would re-run it anyway, paying close attention to microphone positioning, and making sure you use all 8 measurement positions. If you have not already done so, read and follow the microphone positioning tips in the Audyssey FAQ.
The other thing I would normally recommend is to make sure the center channel speaker is positioned properly. However, the Mirage center has a peculiar design, so I'm not sure how it should be positioned.
Edit: I would also turn off Audyssey dynamic volume. I don't know why you changed the sub phase--that was a bad idea. If you leave it at 180, then you definitely need to re-run Audyssey. I would change it back.