DLNA Music via Netgear ReadyNAS 204 + Denon AVR X3300W
Great Forum and full of useful info so many thanks for that. Firstly apologies if this has been covered in previous posts, however, I have done several searches over the last number of days and have not yet come across any topics related to this.
I have recently purchased the Denon AVR X3300W (to replace my old AVR1611) set up as follows
Zone 1: 5.1 set up mainly for Movies, TV, (Music when herself is away !!)
Zone 2: Stereo Setup - Amp Assign = Zone 2 mainly used for Music (Tuner, Internet Radio, Music stored on ReadyNAS 204)
Denon AVR X3300W and ReadyNAS 204 are both connected via 1Gb Ethernet to my Home Network via Cat 6 / 7 cable (TP Link tl-sg1016de smart switch).
I have "Restorer" set to High
Crossovers: Front: 80, Centre: 120, Surrounds: 100
Dynamic EQ: On
Reference Level offset: 0db
Dynamic Volume: Light
Speakers are all set to small
When playing Internet Radio directly from the Denon (181.fm The Eagle, 181.fm Awesome 80s, 181.fm 80s Hairbands) which are broadcasting at 128 kbps, the audio sounds "fuller", "thicker"and "wider" than the music streamed from my ReadyNAS (it uses Ready DLNA).
All audio formats stored on the NAS are either Flac 24/96, WAV 24/96, Flac 16/48, WAV 16/48, MP3 320kbps, however, despite this, all of these formats just sound "thinner" and with less "body" than the internet radio streams. (Apologies for the "layman" terms there, however, its how it sounds to me)
This holds true for when I am listening to Music in Zone 1 (where I would typically be listening in Multi Channel stereo, via 5.1 speaker set up), and Zone 2 (where I would be listening in stereo)
While I can appreciate the Internet Radio stations may apply some form of Normalisation, Compression and Pre EQ before broadcasting, am I missing a trick in the settings of the Denon AVR that would bring the quality of my music stored on my NAS to equal or greater "perceived quality" that these radio streams, particularly in Zone 2 (as that is where I would be listening to music most often)
Many thanks in Advance,