Originally Posted by krichter1
Running both sides simultaneous (properly calibrated of course), makes a huge difference especially when running in THX mode using Denon's DDSC circuitry which really does an excellent job blending the two sides in front to back pans, simulating side surround discrete output(s)!
DDSC (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit) is little more than marketing terminology. Basically, Denon is indicating that the 5308CI(A) uses discrete components, not simply an amp on a chip. Well, big deal, plenty of $700 AVRs use discrete components.
Finally, DDSC is in no way "blending the two sides in front to back pans, simulating side surround discrete output(s)!" When two pairs of loudspeakers are wired in parallel to the same amp, both pairs receive the same signal. Are you suggesting that Denon is using some sort of steering/balancing logic on the paralleled A&B surrounds? That is highly unlikely.