Center Channel Speaker Conundrum


(Cross Post in Amps/Preamps, Home Theater, Digital, and Misc. Audio)  Greetings, I have a Marantz AV7005, probably seven or eight years old, which purports to resolve Dolby Digital Plus signals as one might receive through Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and so forth.  Indeed, when playing such sources, the pictogram on the Marantz display screen reflects "Dolby Digital +," and the owner's manual lists DD+ as a supported, decodable, transmissible signal.  


Here is the problem — across different streaming devices (PS3, PS4, and now a new Roku unit) the center channel will not produce sound from Netflix or Prime Video programs.  Instead, the center channel signal apparently splits into the left and right front speakers (piggy-backing on the appropriate left and right front signals). 


Oddly enough, the Marantz’s display pictogram not only reflects the correct DD+ signal and codec, but all of the relevant speakers are illuminated as being recognized and fed, including the center channel (center, left and right fronts, left and right surrounds, and subwoofer are all shown as active).  Indeed, all of the other speaker channels play and sound fine, including the subwoofer. 



As for other potential contributors, the center speaker itself works fine, and when fed by the same AV7005 and amplifier connection, plays through multi channel stereo and other programs perfectly well.  Thus, I know both the speaker and amp channel operate correctly.  The speaker EQ is also set sensibly, with the center channel not suppressed unduly from a volume standpoint.  


So, does anyone else experience this?  Any thoughts on how to resolve this riddle? Thanks!


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I think there was another thread about Netflix not coming through a center channel somewhere on Agon.  So, to be clear, are you able to stream through the Center channel with any source?
This guy posted the same post in three different sections on audiogon.  I already answered one of them.
The center channel is NOT suppressed unduly? So YOU turned down the center channel, TURN IT UP.... it is the main speaker in HT... pretty simple..

Stereo.. LOL there is one there you just can't see it, BUT you can hear it. Different way of doing things..
Thanks, the center channel speaker is not producing any sound whatsoever through the Netflix or Amazon feeds.  It sits essentially flush with the L/R mains and I had already elevated its output by way of EQ.  I acknowledged cross-posting, and placed this in various spots (soemwhat reluctantly) as the issue might be caused by any number of things that bridge the "Topics" here and elsewhere.  Your insights are very much appreciated.