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Enhancing Mono

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Stepe, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Stepe

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    Hello All,

    I have a Yamaha DSP-A595 Dolby Digital amp which, although very good with 5.1 soundtracks only has Mono Movie DSP for older mono movies. I don't like it much, as it causes an unnatural reverberating sound to soundtracks. I was wondering, is there some other way of "enhancing" mono dvd soundtracks?
    Thanks very much for any help, it's greatly appreciated.
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  2. hornydragon

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    does it have pro-logic or Prologic 2? or even Circle surround.
     
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    Hi HornyDragon,

    It has Dolby Pro Logic. No DPLII. No Circle Surround.
     
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    have you tried using PL for these discs?
     
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    Many times. On 1.0 Mono the sound comes out of centre channel.
    On 2.0 Mono the sound comes out of LF and RF. That's all.
     
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    hmmm PL is very centre biased.... are you using digital connection for DVD to amp? How about using analogue connections from DVD to amp?
     
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    I use coaxial lead from Dvd to Amp. What difference will useing analogue connections between the two make? How will that enhance mono soundtracks?
     
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    DVD player may process it upto stereo (dual mono) and allow the amp to process more effectively... worth a try if you have a cheapie stereo pair knocking around..... most people do!
     
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    Dual Mono is not Stereo.
    But I'll try that anyway. Anything is better than mono coming from a centre channel. Thanks for your help. :)
     
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    Okay tried that, but not much better.
    Anybody any other ideas? :lease:
     
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    Without some of the newer processing I think you are stuck with listening to mono movies in stereo (ie no DSP) if you don't like the Mono Movie DSP.
     
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    I have an idea, get a receiver with Circle Surround II, the absolute best dsp for mono channel. Really good surround sound on mono channel (and on stereo sources too).

    I think Marantz still has CSII, even on the new x500 series, but otherwise CSII seems to lose out in the battle of dsp's. Kenwood has stopped including CSII.

    Wasabi
     
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    Thanks guys for your help.
    I'll look into Circle Surround II Wasabi , thanks.
     
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    Okay, Can't afford a new amp with Circle Surround.

    I have heard there is a way to rip a dvd audio and Edit/save 6 mono files in audacity. Then re-join these with the ripped video. How?
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    Not sure how you would do it with that software, but you would need some dvd authoring software that supported dd/dts 5.1 soundtrack and I think you would find that you would loose the original menu and unless you have a dual layer burner you may have to either split the movie over 2 discs or compress the video to fit onto a single disc.

    I suggest you have a look on doom9 and videohelp for lots of information on this; it also has guides for a lot of software packages.
     
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    Many thanks for your help. At least you have pointed me in the right direction. I'll have a look at both Doom9 and VideoHelp for further help. :clap:
     

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