Originally Posted by A9X-308
i'd never seen that post from Roger Dressler - makes sense and I was confident (not sure) the previous AVR didn't compress, but had never tried it with this one. What he said makes sense, and I could never see a valid reason for having compression in all DD decoders. Why hobble really capable systems when smaller systems could benefit from it, so having the choice downstream of the decoder made sense where it's inclusion or not could be decided based upon the expected end user.
Roger just recently said that in response to a question from Noah to clarify the issue. However, he also said something similar a few years ago:
Originally Posted by Roger Dressler
Downmixing in the DD chip turns on the DRC. But no self-respecting AV processor does the phantom mode inside the DD chip, since it would then not be available for all the other sources, like PCM, DTS, etc. The bass management stage is also where the "speaker management" is performed, thus easily avoiding DRC. If "many" means rarely, then I agree.