Problem with Dirac Live (via nanoAVR-DL)
I've recently calibrated my 5.1 setup like so:
Turned Audyssey off (Denon receiver), Tone control off and anything else of this sort.
Made sure my receiver is setup for 5.1 speakers, and matched all 6 speakers' volume at my seating position. I got it close to perfect while measuring with the UMIK-1. I've kept the distances as they were determined by Audyssey - saw no reason to change these.
I should point out that at this point everything was working fine but obviously the system was not calibrated.
Then I set the nanoAVR-DL to 7.1 mode via the Mac app and calibrated with the Dirac Calibration Tool being set to 7.1 as well. Why 7.1? Because the miniDSP manual says that this setting determines how many channels I want Dirac to process, not how many speakers are connected to my AVR.
Double checked the volumes of all 6 speakers and went ahead with measurements.
Then a problem arose: the center channel plays very, very quietly, to the point that I have to put my ears next to it in order to hear it.
So I went back to the manual and it says to put the nanoAVR-DL (Mac) app into Auto mode instead of 7.1, since that's the appropriate option for playback (but not for measurement/calibration). So I did that, and I also tried 5.1 and 7.1 and even Stereo modes, and with all of them the center is just way too quiet. In Stereo mode, the center channel audio signal is completely lost instead of going to the Left and Right speakers, which is odd.
My playback devices are Apple TV and Xbox One S, both of which output LPCM audio which is what the nanoAVR-DL requires.
Oddly enough, now when I open the Dirac Calibration Tool and play test tones for the 8 channels (7.1), they all play through the left speaker - even the subwoofer!
Does anyone have a clue about this?
Thanks in advance.