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Jon Morgan
Film Handler

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From: Raleigh, NC
Registered: Mar 2005


 - posted 08-04-2008 07:28 PM      Profile for Jon Morgan   Email Jon Morgan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The owner of my theater has noticed that, in films playing in SR in one of our theaters, you can hear the vocals at very low (but still somewhat noticeable) levels coming out of the surround speakers. I haven't measured it yet, but I'd say it's about 1/10 as loud as the center channel.

1) Is this normal?

2) If not, is there anything that can be done, short of calling in a tech, to fix it?

Thanks!

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John Wilson
Film God

Posts: 5436
From: Sydney, Australia.
Registered: Dec 1999


 - posted 08-04-2008 07:34 PM      Profile for John Wilson   Email John Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Jon

Set your dolby levels. One of either the left or right is higher than the other.

If you're not sure how to do that, let us know what processor you have and we can walk you through it.

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Gordon McLeod
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From: Toronto Ontario Canada
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 08-04-2008 09:23 PM      Profile for Gordon McLeod   Email Gordon McLeod   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What make and model of processor is involved

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Darryl Spicer
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From: Lexington, KY, USA
Registered: Dec 2000


 - posted 08-04-2008 09:33 PM      Profile for Darryl Spicer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Do you have a dolby tone loop that can be run to even set the levels.

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