Originally Posted by vipinckv
Hello Gurus, a simple question it may be. but I have been trying to find out a solution for it. I got a denon avr s710w receiver and bought it to use with my movies as well as music files. I have netflix which plays in surround speakers but i recently realized that youtube does not provide surround sound encoding to their files and which results in a stereo listening experience from youtube. My question is, is there any setting or configuration change I can do in my receiver to force the stereo sound to all of my surround channels. My main intent is to utilize all the speakers for listening to stereo music. I know there some plugins in windows machines which does that but not sure itf something is readily available in the receiver side. If not, may be someone can suggest a better video songs tube where i can get some surround experience .. thanks guys!
Most music is not encoded in surround. Generally it's stereo only. Any usage of surround speakers will be virtual surround. Some songs or types of music do not benefit from this. On your remote you can press the music button and cycle through some virtual surround modes and even select a multi-channel stereo mode where you will get stereo information to each speaker. This works even from a 2 channel source.
Originally Posted by kokishin
I have a 6200 with Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos integrated speakers in a 5.1.4 config. I've been experimenting with improving the dialog clarity also. I had all my my crossovers set for 80Hz. I set the CC crossover at 150Hz and boosted the CC +2dB and I think that helped. I also turned off Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume. I had a hard time understanding the dialog of American Sniper prior to making the changes. The dialog seemed clearer after the changes. I'm open to other suggestions.
You're on the right track IMO. The first step will be turning off dynamic volume and dynamic EQ and evaluate the difference. Boosting the center's level can help as well. I personally don't do this but many people seem to like it boosted a bit. Do note that some movie scenes are mixed with muffled dialog on purpose to create an effect. Interstellar is one that comes to mind that was mixed that way.
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