Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central Florida
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If any of you have heard the LG BD570 or 590 (I know they use the same transport mechanism), the Panny seems to be ever-so-slightly quieter. Both my old LG 590 and the Panny '500 are completely inaudible from more than about 2 feet away on BD's, DVD's, or CD's.
If you close the front cover of the Panny, which is much more substantial than the one on the LG BD590, it seems to redirect the sound of the transport more toward the sides and the rear of the chassis. I have run mine for the last 4 hours with no HVAC in my room and no other noises. It's already quiet enough to not be an issue whether the cover is flipped up or down.
Arcam AVR300, Adcom GFA-5500 (Main L+R), Panny BDT-500 Media Transport, Toshiba SD-9200 CD Transport, MiniDSP 2x4 HD, Vizio XVT 55" LED/LCD (full direct-backlit w/ local dimming), Darbee DVP-5000S, Chane A2.4 mains, Chane A3rx-c surrounds, Center TBD, 18" XBL2/SplitGap 4th order Bandpass subwoofer x 2 (custom build), BJC ten-white w/ ultrasonically welded WBT locking banana connectors.