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DTS & DD LFE Levels. Same Yes / No?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Dave Taylor, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. Dave Taylor

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    A year or so ago a number of AV amps had different LFE level settings for DD & DTS.

    Some of the newer amps do not seem to have this option.

    I believe it was because it was said that DTS DVD LFE channel was 10dB higher than a Dolby mix

    Is this still the case or are both DTS & Dolby mastered at the same level when transferring to DVD.
     
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    A lot of people believe that the major difference between DD and DTS is simply that with the DTS soundtrack the LFE and rear surround channels are set louder.
     
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    I thought the only difference was no dialog normalisation on DTS material, hence giving aprox 4dB boost.
     
  4. juboy

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    There's an interesting article here

    DD Vs DTS

    You need to go to the Hot Topics, special reports area. There's a couple of reports on the subject. Damned if I can make the direct link to it work though...
     
  5. kevb

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    Marantz amps have a -10db attenuation setting in the set-up menu for the sub level when using DTS. Can't speak for other makes.
     
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    Here is the direct link to it

    I'm fairly certain that DTS does sound cleaner and dynamic sounds are more impressive if mixed correctly. But if a DD mix is done well it can certainly sound as good as DTS, take the R1 "We Were Soldiers", very impressive dynamics that match DTS IMO.

    Overall though I'll go with DTS as the better option, Saving Private Ryan, Behind Enemy Lines and Gladiator are good examples of DTS being numero uno in the sound dept.
     
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    I have to agree with Apocalypse.
    in my (quite) long experience, dts has more power and fluidity.
    Mark
     

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