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Originally Posted by mijotter
So in MCACC(because I have a Pioneer), the auto calib gave me certain speaker levels. I changed them to fit my personal preference. Does that mean Auto Surround will use MY speaker levels and Pure Direct will use what MCACC calibrated them to?
Keep in mind in many examples Pure Direct will stop any subwoofer output if the incoming signal is 2ch. In PD mode a subwoofer output is only
provided if it arrived from the incoming signal. So Dolby Digital 5.1 gets a sub but 2.0 stereo does not. Again this varies by brand.
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".