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09-12-2004, 11:55 AM
Have klipsch reference series rf-35 front towers with klipsch quintet microtheatre (four surrounds and center channel). anyway, the front towers seem to drown out the rest of the speakers and I dont get much sound at all from the rest of the quintets, have to turn them almost all the way up to hear them well. Are the front towers just that much better, or are the quintets just that bad?

09-12-2004, 02:36 PM
Generally, the speakers should be pretty well matched, but since you are using different towers, they might be more sensitive than the others. You may very well need to kerfutz with the channel levels with this setup but it should be doable.

If the setup is geared so that the sound is equal when playing the internal test tones then you're all right. In the real world when doing the HT thing, the center channel will be the most heavily taxed of all. Then, the front l/r and finally, the rear surrounds. In fact, the surrounds will probably be silent most of the time.

09-14-2004, 09:28 AM
Have you calibrated audio levels with a SPL meter and appropriate media?