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Old December 14th, 2004, 10:58 AM
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did i screw something up?

I installed my new ventroliquist system on a new Onkyo 502. When I play the Onkyo's "test sound", the speakers are supposed to make sounds in this sequence: Left, Center, Right, Surround Right, Surround Back, SubWoofer.

Mine map as follows:

Says: Plays

Left: Left
Center: Back center
Right: Right
S-Right: S-Right
S-Back: Front center
Subwoofer: Subwoofer

Did I screw up the wiring, or is this a feature of the "ventriloquist" that the speaker test mapping is off? This is my first surround sound system so it is quite possible i made a mistake... Thanks much!
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Old December 14th, 2004, 11:55 AM
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You may have just switched the wires. Double check. The test tones will play were the sound track will, so if you don't fix this your dialogue will be coming from behind you.

Easy mistake to make as the center and surround back are on top of each other. Just make sure that your front center is connected to the center (top) speaker terminals and you should be fine.
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You may have just switched the wires. Double check. The test tones will play were the sound track will, so if you don't fix this your dialogue will be coming from behind you.

Easy mistake to make as the center and surround back are on top of each other. Just make sure that your front center is connected to the center (top) speaker terminals and you should be fine.
It may be wise to disconnect the rear center channel altogether and run a straight 5.1 system for the speaker pink noise level balance. Mark your cables carefully and verify the connections at the back of the Onkyo. Even starting over may be a way to go. Good luck.
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Old December 15th, 2004, 7:29 AM
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Thumbs up got it - thanks!

You were right! I switched the wires. I rewired, and everything sounds *so* much better now -- thanks!

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You may have just switched the wires. Double check. The test tones will play were the sound track will, so if you don't fix this your dialogue will be coming from behind you.

Easy mistake to make as the center and surround back are on top of each other. Just make sure that your front center is connected to the center (top) speaker terminals and you should be fine.
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