Originally Posted by heavy-b
I recently got the oppo 93 and the sound is incredible, but I do wonder if I can get better with the analog outs. How does the 906 handle analog. I.E. does it apply bass management for the LFE (my understanding is that the LFE needs to be increased by 10db in analog as the discs are authored 10bd low on the LFE to prevent digital clipping. In the HDMI, the AVR automatically adds 10db, is the same true for analog in the 906?)
I previously had a yamaha which I used the analog inputs, and had to manually adjust the LFE to correct for the 10db.
Also, can you use any of the surround modes available to the digital inputs?
Hey heavy b
Here is the long and the short of it. Firstly let me tell you my settings. I have the system bass management on my Samsung to "small" on the speakers setting. On the 906 I have the system set to FULLBAND for the center and front mains. The subwoofer is obviously YES. My surrounds are set to 80hz (THX). LPF of LFE is 120hz. Doublebass is ON.
Equalizer is MultEQ XT. All individual settings on equalizer are flat.
On the THX Audio Setup....Loudness Plus is set to ON.
On LFE level menu all settings are left at flat...0db including Multich PCM.
On Tone Control Menu all values are flat...0db.
On the Analog Multich menu, Subwoofer Input Sensitivity is flat....0db.
On Input/Output Assign.....Analog Audio Input is....DVD.
On the Speakers output the subwoofer is set to minus 5db. I did NOT boost any sub in these settings...in fact I lowered it. I am running a Paradigm DSP-3400 sub. This is a no nonsense powerful sub but not an SVS Ultra 13 which I am planning to soon get. At these settings the LFE is very powerful and clean. I have cranked the system louder than I could sit through a movie and NO clipping was heard. No artifacting on the sub.
As I said in my earlier post weather you can hear the difference between HDMI or 7.1 analogue is of no concern to me. The most "audiophile" or discreet hook up is 8 individual cables running from the discreet outputs of the AVR to the discreet inputs of the bluray player. I have read that one person had some noise crosstalk interference or something on his audio running HDMI audio using another type of AVR and by switching to analogue his interference was instantly gone.
The Oppo you have is arguably the best bluray player on the market which is why I am looking to buy the SE version and forget the rest.
If I had bought the Denon 5805 or some crazy ultra monster like that I would still be running the unit using analogue. On the 906 screen when you watch a movie with the analogue setting it will read "Multichannel Direct". The only other option is Pure Audio, which is not needed since I like to see where I am on my screen.
Lastly, all surround modes are available on analogue as well. I tried them all.
Hope this helps all who read.
The 906 power supply is second to none in the AVR market and posseses lethal power. I do not need any external amps for my system.