I am new to the Own your own Home Theater System and I am currently totally dissatisfied with my setup.
I recently purchased a receiver (Yamaha RX-V463) from craigslist and from there went on to purchase Monitor 60 (pair), CS1 and a PSW110 (newegg).
After setting up everything, I am not satisfied with my system and I wonder if I am doing anything wrong.
I have got Monster XP cables with Banana plugs for all the speakers except the woofer.
On the amp, I have setup the Front as Large, Center as Large and SubWfr out as Both, Crossover at 80hz. With this option, I am able to hear the sub (after sound level adjustments for sub), but the speech seems very low. No matter what I do, If I stream netflix with (2 channel audio), I cannot hear much of what they are saying till I increase the volume. If I increase the Center channel audio, I think I am basically not using the Left and Right speakers too much since they are drowned out.
Even if I set the Front and Center as small, and the SubWfr Out to Sub, I dont not hear things clearly with 2 channel audio. Since I have a 2.1 system, I was thinking a 2 channel audio will be best for me... but it looks like my center channel is useless untill I play a blu ray with 5.1 channel audio.
Finally I have an option to set up Center channel Eq settings... I may need help with this. I don't know what to set it at since I mostly cannot make out any difference in changing this.
If anyone out there know about the settings please help me... I may need help in the following questions
1. What do I set my Front, Center speaker to be "Small" or "Large"?
2. What do you think is an average crossover? From 40 to 200?
3. Any help in Eq settings?
4. Any advice on the speakers? Are they a matched pair or should I change any of them?
FYI, My bedroom size is 17ftX12ft and the speakers are one end of the 17ft and we are at the other end of the 17ft wall in Bed... this is mostly a bedroom HT system with 2.1 channel audio as of now.