Originally Posted by kevlar16
Hi guys, I'm a long-time reader but first-time poster. I just got my setup last week (all from two different vendors online). Center: PC351 Front: P363s Surround: P163s Receiver: Denon 1713.
The problem that I can tell is that the sound that comes from the center is not as clear as the others (mostly lacking the highs). The difference is not enough for me to say confidently that the center speaker is defective but the difference is audible enough similar to when you test listening to two different speakers at a store (for example, when listening to Polk Audio vs Boston Acoustics or some other brands). I even checked each driver of the center speaker to make sure that they produce sound (and they do). I've ran Audyssey set up numerous times already. At this point, I'm starting to think that the problem could be the receiver (maybe they dropped it too many times during shipping) ... so I'm not sure what is causing this issue.
If you own similar speakers, please let me know if this is normal. By default, can the sound produced by most receiver for the center channel be different than the other channels? I know the lows (below 80hz) are different but the high frequencies should reach 20khz, no?
Thanks in advance for the help.
I have a Denon 1712, PC351, P363s, and P162s, and don't have the problem you do. I'm no expert, but if it were me, I would put the defective receiver or center as the least likely option (without other symptoms).
Have you re-run Audyssey using all 8 positions? Is your center properly setup? For example, is it set deep into a TV cabinet where surfaces below and/or above could be causing some reflection issues? Were you using a camera tripod or mic stand for your Audyssey microphone? Have you read all 54,525 posts in the Audyssey FAQ Thread? Twice?
If you haven't already, check on the FAQ in post one: http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1
I found it very useful, and got some great results with a setup nearly identical to yours.