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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By BIslander
You referring to the site where I was twice...

You referring to the site where I was twice invited to be a moderator?

Sorry I tried to help here. I won't make that mistake again. It's funny, though, as I look back through this thread, you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By BIslander
Bass management doesn't distinguish between music...

Bass management doesn't distinguish between music and other types of audio. It's on or off.

Your receiver may have a pure direct mode that bypasses digital processing such as room correction...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Are your speakers set to large or small? The...

Are your speakers set to large or small? The small setting engages bass management, which routes low frequencies from the full range speakers to the sub.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By BIslander
NorthSky - I'm not sure where you are going with...

NorthSky - I'm not sure where you are going with this. The vast majority of movies are mastered at 48k sampling rates, which is why they are encoded that way on Blu-ray. The specs allow for higher...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By BIslander
We may have some confusion of terms here. ...

We may have some confusion of terms here.

Bass management is the process of redirecting low frequencies from full range channels to the sub. The crossover defines the point for the redirection. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
I have no idea where that bit of nastiness comes...

I have no idea where that bit of nastiness comes from. I'm just an enthusiast myself. There are lots of ways to improve audio, but they don't involve a new codec that is magically better than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
Thanks. I see you mean the 96k upsampling of...

Thanks. I see you mean the 96k upsampling of lower source rates. I believe that is a feature of TrueHD, albeit one that is rarely used, not a different codec named TrueHD+ or TrueHD Advanced. At...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:47 PM
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Posted By BIslander
TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are not audio...

TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are not audio formats. They're lossless data compression codecs. That means the PCM coming out of the decoder is bit-for-bit identical to the PCM fed into the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By BIslander
On further review, I believe the TrueHD and...

On further review, I believe the TrueHD and Master Audio specs may support more than eight channels, but the Blu-ray implementation is limited to just eight. Both support 7.1 at 96/24 and 5.1 at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
It depends on what you mean by surpass. Those...

It depends on what you mean by surpass. Those codecs are lossless, meaning the quality can't get any better. But, they only support eight channels. So, there could be enhancements for more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By BIslander
Well, yes, when bass management is active in the...

Well, yes, when bass management is active in the player, it will redirect low frequencies from the main channels to the sub. But, earlier in the thread, you said bass management was off in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
You have a 5.1 system. Plus, your 605 can't...

You have a 5.1 system. Plus, your 605 can't apply DSPs when decoding dts-MA tracks. So, discussions about EX, Atmos, and other layouts beyond 5.1 aren't relevant here and your options for expanding...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
Those look fine. This is not a complicated...

Those look fine. This is not a complicated matter. With Master Audio tracks, your receiver can decode, but nothing beyond that. So, if you want to expand a 2.0 MA track, it has to be decoded in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
When playing a stereo source, you select whatever...

When playing a stereo source, you select whatever DSP is available from the receiver surround menu. If EX is an option, choose it. But, I believe the EX expansion simply uses PLII to go from stereo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
EX adds a matrixed, mono rear channel in a 6.1 or...

EX adds a matrixed, mono rear channel in a 6.1 or 7.1 system. I believe it can be applied to stereo sources, where it acts like PLII, which may be why it's available as an option on your system.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
Sure. The receiver has no way of knowing that it...

Sure. The receiver has no way of knowing that it originated as DTS. After decoding, it's just PCM. DTS and Dolby Digital are not audio formats. They are data compression codecs, like zip files,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
Listen in stereo or let your Oppo decode the...

Listen in stereo or let your Oppo decode the track when watching that one disc. I'd try the latter myself to see whether a mode like PLII improves the sound.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
I was merely pointing out that surround modes are...

I was merely pointing out that surround modes are applied to PCM, not the encoded track. If you bitstream from the source, the processor needs to do the decoding before applying the surround mode. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-13-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 752
Posted By BIslander
Surround modes such as PLII are applied to PCM...

Surround modes such as PLII are applied to PCM after an encoded track is decoded. But, some manufacturers engineer their receivers in ways that do not permit a surround mode from one vendor to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By BIslander
As noted, you are using two inputs on the...

As noted, you are using two inputs on the receiver - one HDMI from the cable box and one optical from the TV. If you are watching cable, you select that AVR input. If you are watching a source...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By BIslander
If you use bass management with digital sources,...

If you use bass management with digital sources, why are you turning it off with analog sources?

Not sure what you mean about a +15 for bass management in the Denon. The receiver doesn't do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By BIslander
+15 when doing bass management in the player,...

+15 when doing bass management in the player, which is generally a good idea. +10 if you set speakers to large in the player.

Why 10 and 15? LFE is recorded 10dB low. The sub output is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By BIslander
Not quite. Leave the AVR full range channels...

Not quite. Leave the AVR full range channels wherever they are now for your digital sources. Set the player channel outputs to 0 and then adjust them as needed while playing the calibration tones....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By BIslander
The usual approach is to do bass management and...

The usual approach is to do bass management and distance settings in the player and set the AVR Ext In sub to +10 (+15 if using bass management).

Then, set the channel levels in the player to 0,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By BIslander
All digital processing must be done in the player...

All digital processing must be done in the player when using multichannel analog. That includes bass management and distance adjustments.

Channel levels should also be done in the player. ...
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