I have 2 b&w floorstand front speakers and 2 b&w m1’s as rear speakers with a sony dn1080 at the moment. But I don’t like the clarity of the dialogue at te moment when i listen to surround streams. You hear a lot of sound effects, but no clear voices when talking. I have to set a high volume to hear people speak clear but the other sounds are to loud when i do that. I have tried everything. A easy fix would be to level up the center volume, but I don’t have one. The only way I can control the dialog level is with dts:ex streams, most streams i listen to are dolby atmos and true hd so that’s no fix for me. Calibrate the receiver, tried everything, change eq, all the sound options, it don’t fix my problem. I like good music quality but also like a better movie experience.
So i’m thinking about the Yamaha receivers mainly because of the dialog level setting, who improve the dialog quality but you don’t need a center for that, that would be perfect for my needs.
I can buy a a880 for 990 euro or a a780 for 650 euro. Is a 880 worth the 350 euro difference for my needs? And what about probably step up to the a1080 (1375 euro) because of surround ai, is that a nice improvement for me? The a1070 is also cheaper for around 1040 euro at the moment. I can’t decide between them all 😊