Originally Posted by FilmMixer
There are no products on the market with Aud. Dynamic Volume, including the 5308.. it is a brand new tech, and will first appear on the new Denon receivers coming out this summer (the 9/09 series)...
I had this confused with "Audyssey dynamic EQ". The description on page 95 of the users manual sounds very much like it does the same thing except for cutting out the dynamic range of the volume levels.
A quote from the AVR-5308 users manual page 95:
"Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality as the volume is decreased by taking into account human perception and room acoustic. Dynamic EQ selects the best possible frequency responce and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume is changed. The result is bass response, tonal balance and surround impression that remain constant despite changes in volume. This is the first technology to combine information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey MultEQ to provide well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level."
It may not be named exactly as noted above, but it does a lot of the same things.
Audyssey dynamic Volume is kind of like the night time setting on some DVD players that evens out the loud and soft passages of a sound track, plus, it sounds like it does what Audyssey dynamic EQ does as well.
I for one have no use for evening out the sound levels like this. I want the dynamic range of the volume to be as wide as possible.
I have no neighbors within earshot and my media room is almost completely underground. I have no WAF to worry about either.