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post #1 of 29 Old 07-01-10, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all,

I don't know if this is the way my receiver is made, or all receivers are made, but my left and right channel speakers are "pushing more air bass-wise" than my center channel in 5-channel mode. I have a budget $200 Yamaha HTR-5930 that I bought a couple years ago. I was thinking that in 5-channel mode, all speakers would be the same loudness. I tried connecting my center speaker to the left channel terminal on my receiver and it was louder, the mid woofer was pushing more bass than when it was in the center channel. Is this common in all receivers because the center channel is more focused towards dialog even though the receiver is set in 5-channel mode?

I am thinking of upgrading to a better receiver like the Onkyo TX-SR707, would it be the same as my Yamaha in the 5-channel mode? or would my L/R/C be pushing the same amount of bass and loudness.

I am using all the same set of speakers for L/R/C speakers.

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Hello, I would first suggest looking at the user menu and make sure that the speaker settings are all set up the same. If your receiver has YAPO use the included microphone and run the auto setup as per the instructions.
That said the Onkyo 707 is a fairly large step up in quality and performance and would defiantly be worthwhile.

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post #3 of 29 Old 07-01-10, 02:27 PM
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Double check the manual on your AVR and DVD/blu-ray player. Make sure you don't have the player set to a small center speaker, or that you have the AVR set to a wide/phantom setting.
 
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Yup, double checked. Everything is set to be the same and my receiver doesn't have wide/phantom setting.
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Do you have an spl meter? I would see how much output your getting from the sub. Is it in a large space?

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: dumb question

It's not connected to a subwoofer. The little mid-woofers in my L/R bookshelf speakers are thumping more than my center mid-woofers in 5-channel mode. And nope, I don't have an spl meter.

Probably just my receiver then yeah? since it's an old budget one. It can't output equal amount of power to all channels and just focuses on L/R instead.
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Probably just my receiver then yeah? since it's an old budget one. It can't output equal amount of power to all channels and just focuses on L/R instead.
Its not really likely that the receiver is not able to do the same across the fronts. In the receivers menu there will be crossover settings for the left and right channel and the center, make sure that they are the same (it may just be labled "large" or "small").

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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hmm...yeah the center and fronts are set to small.
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Its possible that the center simply cant go as low as the left and right speakers. What is your center?

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: dumb question

From the HTR 5930 manual, it appears your receiver has a very basic balancing scheme during setup to let you equalize the other speakers to your front left, using the receiver's test tone. But without an SPL meter, I don't know how to do this accurately, and I expect you just skipped that step during setup. It appears you can also get there from the AMP, TEST buttons on the remote.
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