Originally Posted by s2silber
what happens if you just leave it on MultiChannel for the convenience of using both the two-channel analogue output and the 5.1 analogue output for surround music?
Originally Posted by True Fan
after setup (both in receiver and in the player) is done, you don't have to touch it anymore - that's the whole idea ! You don't have to change it each time you change your source
Originally Posted by spasiba
when playing back SACD or DVDA i should disable the MCACC on the reciever right? is this really a good idea since it also disables the EQ?
Sorry for any confusion I may have caused, but True Fan is mostly correct- once the AUDIO SETUP menu is configured properly (for your particular component set-up) you should'nt have to re-set every time you switch to a different source. The language in the DVD-3930CI manual is a little mis-leading and confusing (I've read through pages 20 -24 more than a few times).
Anyway, I'm using a Yamaha RX-V1600 receiver along with my DVD-3930CI. I have Energy RC-Series speakers (RC-30 fronts, RC-LCR center, RC-R rears, S8.3 sub). I listen to, primary, music, especially multi-channel (SACD's and DVD-A's), as well as regular CD sources. I also watch DVD-Movies, etc.,...I prefer listening to music with [no] sub, as my fronts are full-range floorstanders. Although I use sub for DVD-Movies and digital-cable broadcast's (DolbyDigital 5.1, etc.,...).
I use digital-coax OUT connection for DolbyDigital 5.1 when watching DVD-Movie sources; I use 5.1ch analog OUT's for multi-channel music (connected to Yamaha "multi-channel" INP's); I use 2ch analog OUT's for regular CD sources (connected to Yamaha "CD" analog inputs), I prefer having "discrete" stereo channels separate from my 5.1 analog multi-channels. Also, I'm not using HDMI (yet), I'm currently using component-video connections.
Consequently, I have my DVD-3930CI AUDIO SETUP as such:
AUDIO CHANNEL = MULTI-CHANNEL (I have all speaker size=LARGE, also sub=yes, per manual page 24 "note")
DIGITAL OUTPUT = NORMAL
DOWN SAMPLING = OFF
SOURCE DIRECT = 50kHz
BASS ENHANCER = OFF
COMPRESSION = OFF
I control bass-management function on Yamaha-side. I go into Yamaha speaker set-up menu and make the following selections: CENTER=small, REAR's=small, FRONT's=large if no sub/small if using sub ("LFE" = FRONT for no sub, or "LFE" = SUB); crossover=80Hz.
[A] when watching DVD-Movies (DolbyDigital 5.1) I switch my Yamaha source to "DVD" (which uses digital-coax audio INP source from DVD-3930CI). I quickly go into Yamaha speaker set-up menu and set FRONT = "small"; LFE = "subwoofer" (all other speakers are already = "small").
[b] when listening to multi-channel music sources (SACD's or DVD-A's), or even watching DVD-Video's with DTS 5.1 sound-tracks (as in "live" concert productions), I switch my Yamaha source for "multi-channel" inputs. I quickly go into Yamaha speaker set-up menu and set FRONT = "large"; LFE = "FRONT" (all other speakers are already = "small"), as I like bass through fronts for music sources (you can choose SUB if you prefer instead).
[C] when listening to regular CD sources (2-channel stereo), I switch my Yamaha source for "CD" input. I quickly go into Yamaha speaker set-up menu and set FRONT = "large"; LFE = "FRONT" (all other speakers are already = "small"), as I like bass through fronts for music sources (you can choose SUB if you prefer instead).
Moreover, when listening to music sources exclusively (CD's, SACD's, DVD-A's), I set DVD-3930CI for "PURE DIRECT" mode (display and video = OFF). I also have Yamaha set for "PURE DIRECT" mode as well (all video circuitry OFF). This optimizes audio quality by removing any potential "noise", as well as no tone controls or EQ function. Some like this, some don't.
You'll have to re-interpret any of my set-up configuration for your use as you desire. Also I have'nt used HDMI AUDIO (yet), so you'll have to read the manual for that.
I believe that covers it for most of my use. There are still quite a few areas, or concepts, on the DVD-3930CI that I'm still trying to understand correctly, for example- ie. the two settings for "source direct" (50kHz and 100kHz). The manual explains (page 23 "source direct" section) that if your amp and speaker combination are not capable of "high frequency" operation damage may result when using 100kHz setting. So I set for 50kHz to be safe. Does this imply that your amp or speakers are actually seeing these kinds of frequencies? Does'nt make sense.
Anyway, hope all this helps to re-clarify things. Again sorry for any confusion.
Thanks for your input True Fan, it helped me a lot.
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