BP, this is what I thought as well. However, on my 4520, I just checked it out. Dynamic Volume can be engaged with DEQ off! This was a surprise to me. Did Denon change something?
Can another 4520 owner confirm this?
Thanks Jerry - I didn't think I was losing my mind ( you never know though...
). In my theater, it sounds the best with Dynamic Volumn on light, Dynamic EQ off ).
Fair enough. If you are happy with the present solution then there is no more to be said. There's a good chance the coffee table is causing the speech intelligibility problem though.
Could be, but personally, I don't find the dialog mix to be the same even on my flat panel TV from show to show. It could that my wife is right and I'm losing my hearing.
Thing is, when watching movies at " reference level " with 10.1 other speakers going ( previously 6.1 other speakers ), everything is fine. But rarely does my wife and many of our guests want to have reference level sound during war / action / sci fi movies. It's damn loud . Less than reference = hard ( sometimes ) to hear dialog. I'm not including front channel only movies like Juno or talkie chick flicks. Only movies where I have uncountable surround speakers cranking away with bomb blasts and machine gun fire. Anyway, the new Audyssey XT32 and some of the settings on the 4520 may be responsible for saving my marriage ( or at least saving me from dirty looks from my wife as she inserts ear plugs in her ears ). YMMV.