Originally Posted by PooperScooper
I think to level the playing field as best as possible you need to make sure the 5.1 outputs are in "direct" mode - no processing after decode of source.
yeah, after reading manual a little more I'm beggining to understand Denon's "source direct" concept for bass management a little better:
The AUDIO SETUP menu, SOURCE DIRECT selection has settings for "OFF", "50kHz", "100kHz".
The way I understand here is if you select SOURCE DIRECT = "OFF", then you use built-in bass management, and you access "speaker setup" menu to select speaker size, sub ("ON" or "OFF") and cross-over frequency value.
If you select SOURCE DIRECT = "50Khz", then the full-range audio signal is directed to all channels (not greater than 50kHz)?
If you select SOURCE DIRECT = "100Khz", then the full-range audio signal is directed to all channels (up to 100kHz range)? Also,manual states that if speakers/amplifiers are not capable with high-frequencies that damage could result (scary).
I tried all 3 settings with SACD sources (hope I did'nt hurt my Energy RC-Series speakers or NAD amps), did'nt notice major difference in output.