Originally Posted by RapalloAV
Can you tell me which upmixer do you prefer, the Dolby upmixer or Neural X upmixer and why?
You can decide your personal preference, but it seems obvious to me that for movies
, use the upmixer that the studio used: Dolby for Atmos and other Dolby variations, Nerual X for DTS and their variations, and Auro3D for Auro mixed discs (rare in US, but perhaps not for you).
on the other hand, Dolby seems the most "subtle" enhancement for lack of other descriptors, Neural X is quite dramatic (at least to me) and for 2 channel music does some interesting things, that you may or may not like. (many do like this). Same for Auro3D, but that depends on the speaker system you have.
Just experiment. You may like different combos for multi-channel music, stereo music, CD, SACD, DVD-A etc. For me, the more the music is mastered, the less I like to further enhance it, but that is just me.
I've actually enjoyed replaying music discs with different upmixer just for the delight of it.
Now add on top of the the choices for Music/Music2/...your own custom curves...and you can listen to your collection in countless ways.
Choice is good, but choice requires one to choose.
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