Originally Posted by Micah123
Rear speaker volume on 5.1 system is extremely low. Running Polk bookshelves in rear and HK 3600avr. Any ideas on why volume is so low? Thanks
That can depend a lot on your choice of recording. There are test discs with test signals in the back channels that are more reliable, and your AVR may also have a test signal you can use to evaluate the situation.
Have you tried either of these approaches?
Your AVR also has level trims for the back channels. Are you sure that they are properly adjusted?
Some AVRs also have sound field modes that have the effect of turning off the back channels. For example if you have a 2 channel source and enter a sound field bypass mode, there are only signals for the L & R channels and only they will make sound.
Is this a recent spontaneous change or are you just getting serious enough to try to nail this down right now for the holidays?