Originally Posted by JefCon
Cool. I set the speakers to Small, x'd-over @ 60Hz yesterday. My immediate impression is that the Sub is doing too much now. Not overloading or anything like that. It just seems more noticeable that there is a sub in the system. I'm going to let it stay this way for several more movies and see if it is just my ears that need adjusting.
On the plus side, I finally got my amp to turn on and off using a 12v trigger. It had nothing to do with the Denon. My amp is setup to daisy chain the 12v signal and requires a dummy plug in the spare jack. I wish I would have read that more carefully 10 years ago because it never worked with my Lexicon either. For 10 years I've been doing it manually.
I have a question about playing CDs through a Blu-Ray. Right now I just have HDMI coming to the receiver from the Blu-Ray player. In my last system I only had the optical cable for audio... So I set up a virtual "CD" source using the optical audio input from the Blu-Ray - so it could have different surround processing assigned to it when I wanted to hear a CD.
I tried to do the same thing with the Denon, but there is no HDMI choice for audio on the CD source (or I wasn't looking in the right place). But, looking into it further, it looks like the Denon will 'remember' what I last used for each "signal type" and will auto-magically use it for that signal type every time until I change it? So, if I'm understanding this right, there is no reason to set up a virtual "CD" source for playing CDs through the Blu-Ray unless I want to assign a different audio source (optical, analog) for CDs?
Yes the 3808 will remember your choices for each signal type over the same input. This is known as the Personal Memory Plus function. Very handy.
Having said that, there are some benefits to setting up another digital/analogue connection for CD's.
If playing CD's, you probably don't want the TV on. Some BD players via HDMI have difficulty with the TV being turned off. HDMI handshake or HDCP protocol or some such thing.
Playing via optical/SPDIF or analogue avoids this issue.
Also, signals input to the 3808 via HDMI cannot be passed to a second zone. So if you wish to listen to your CD's in another zone with separate speakers you'll have to use optical or analogue (or SPDIF).