Originally Posted by Side_effects
Hi guys im just getting into the surround sound game and wanted to see if I have set up my equipment correctly. Here my setup, I have trition ones as the fronts, supersat 3s for rear and center. The Surround receiver is a Denon 3300w. I am using a NAD c388 to power the trition ones and have them going into the Denon through the preouts. I am also using the LFE on the tritons. I ran the Auddesy but things just don't sound right. Is anyone that is familiar how all the setting I should have set up with this setup? Should Auddesy be set up on "reference" or "L/R Bypass" for the MultEQ xt32? Also I could not equalize the subs in the Tritons so during set up I choose the skip equalize option. They were both pushing 100db or more. When I turned the manual knob all the way down still would either be in the 85-95db range. Do you guys have Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume on or off?
Well your not really saying what sounds off about it.
However that Sat3 isn't going to cut it as a center channel lol.
The center channel speaker is litteraly the most important speaker in the entire surround setup, it is more important than the L/Rs even. Why you ask? Because that is where all of your dialog comes from. The most used speaker in a surround setup is the center, by like x10 amount of any other speaker at minium. Buying 2500 dollar towers and a 250 dollar center is pretty silly imo.
In surround setups the L/Rs become just that, Surrounds. It's not like a stereo setup. Center is King.
I can gaurntee that your L/R are overshadowing that center. Get a sat 50 at minium, a 60 would be better.
Also the best center channel is another L/R, if you can't do that, than an even macth. What you have going on is nothing close to an even macth lol.
Of course, personally an of the opinion that all speakers should macth 100% in a surround setup. When you hear a system like that, you will see why. Even if you went sat 3s all around it would be better than what you currently have.
You could, keep the TOs for stereo, and use Sat 3s for L/R in 5.1 setup.