Originally Posted by shelly40
Of course I am using Dolby Pro Logic....
What else is there ?
Are you using this for HT and music? For HT, always use 720P over 1080P. You will find sound is much better for a subtle picture degrade. Nothing darbee processor can't fix. It's 299.00 but makes 720P look better than 1080P without it.
anyway, 720p over 1080P. Try it, it'll sound much better.
never go dolby etc. Always go PCM from your set top HD cable box or bluray and Sell That reciever on Audiogon OR Audiomart or here on AVS to reciever freaks and pick up a Directstream or a Auralic vega. Those speakers deserve them and source is important as well. Linn theory is somewhat true.
Truth of the matter is, you dont want compression from the source, when you use dolby, you are compressing the sound. It's processed and not natural, pcm.
Your speakers and your amp and the dacs, designers paid close attention to them to matching frequencies, speed, PSU'S etc. You don't want to use some sellout processed eq that meets George Lucas standards, the dude is a film director and do not know what a tweeter is. Dolby and it's eq system was made back in 1965. Technology and people have gotten a lot smarter than them. How did dolby get to be mainstream, because the dude had 2.4 billion dollars.
And people still buy into this lol.
Fact of the matter is, it might just make everything easier for 5.1 system with 400.00 budget. Which is what it's market is really geared towards.
For your case, it's not applicable. I don't think you want to use those speakers and your amps to just put out big sound. You'd want speed, details, and basically articulation from top to bottom. When you start getting into that and after ypur seperate dac, preamp, and amp is done... you should look into raw source, as in the file it originated itself. Many different kHz it's recorded in, there is dsd, pcm etc. At this point, many go into Computer or cd transports to play the file. This is where a good Powercord makes the most difference. I like CD, s because it's just convenient but I sometimes use Jriver 19 and plan to use that all the time soon. So if you are going with computer, look into how the dac handles usb async mode. There is then a whole crowd who pays attention to what CPUs (Intel or Amds etc) and rams and circuits your computer even uses. I don't go THAT far but these people have 30K gear so it's understandable that they want the absolute purist signal from source to speakers.
Anyway,start posting on Dynaudio or B&W threads.
You would notice, they don't use recievers.
Dynaudio audio is always filled with Naim gear. And B&W with McIntosh.
What does that tell you, system synergy. Why synergy, because all components sounds different. And in your case, or people that have your budget a class D reciever is not the most synergistic match.