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Ruben1's picture
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Joined: Dec 30 2005 - 10:46am
Difference between Dolby, DTS, and regular? 5 channel music play

Excellent forum everyone. This is my first post. I recently purchaded a Denon 3806 as part of a HT set up and am very happy with the unit. As I am reading the manual and playing with the settings to learn I noticed that when I play music if I select DTS neo 6 I get a certain sound, I get a slightly different one when switching to the Dolby setting, and yet a different sound (louder also) when I press the button marked 7ch. I am confused as to why I hear something different for each setting. Can someone please help me understand this. Thank you in advance.

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Last seen: 7 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Oct 11 2005 - 5:50pm
Re: Difference between Dolby, DTS, and regular? 5 channel music

Hello Ruben, and welcome to the forum. Congrats on your new purchase. That is a very nice AVR. I recommend you read the manual, re-read it, then read it some more! Maybe in six months you will begin to grasp all the functions, selections, inputs and processing modes available to you and what the hell they are doing! These processors are complicated these days. The short answer to your question is that you are hearing something different because all those processing modes are taking a two channel signal and processing it in a slightly different manner, (which may or may not be desirable) and which will result in a slightly different volume level for each. For a more in depth insight your going to have to do some research or you may want to visit some of the other forums dedicated to Home Theatre. Folks round here still like to talk bout turntables and vinyl. You will also notice there is no post category for all things Multi-Channel or Music In The Round, which I believe is by design.


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