I am fairly new user of a HT system, and I am bit confused regarding some setting options for the Center Channel Speaker.
The setup includes Polk Audio speakers:
LS50 - Front Speakers; RC65i Rear effect;
CSi3 Center Channel and PSW202 Sub. The system is powered
with 75W per channel Yamaha Amp. The room is approx 20 x 20 w/cathedral ceiling and the center channel speaker is mounted above a Sony 60 inch LCD rear-projection TV.
My question is in relation to the setting options on the amp for the Center Speaker. I notice that when I set the center speaker setting to "NONE" (vs small/large) that the amp continues to send the center channel program to the center speaker as well as now to the front speakers too. The result is a very rich, full sound that is most enjoyable. However, this selection also seems to result in a less focused dialog/vocal effect.
My question is - with this configuration and center channel setting am I somehow not taking full advantage of the 5.1 program? Is this an innacurate method to configure the HT system....or is it all personal taste? I notice that this output is consistent regardless if the audio is DD or just PCM.
I would appreciate any input or suggestions you may have.