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Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by clancol, Jul 3, 2004.

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  1. clancol

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    I have just upgraded my dvd to a dv79 and am currently using it with a sr5300 and a paradigm sub.

    What i have found is the the bass from the sub seems to be less forcefull and has to be turned up a notch or two, but it does seem more controled. especialy in 5.1,
    also, overall soundtrack is quiter(at adverage Listing levels) but but can go louder than it used to without getting confusing.
    Is it normal for a 5.1 soundtrack to change when used with a better dvd player.
    I didn't think it would make that much difference.

    Don't know if that make much sence, as im really tierd.
     
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    Hiya, I tried out a DV78 and noticed also it was much quieter than my existing player. No idea why and no one seemed to be able to help me when I enquired. All I could put that, and the sub down to was that it was just a much clearer and more detailed/controlled sound than my other player. Would be interesting to hear from anyone else who has experienced the same or better still, anyone who knows the answer!!!

    Rob
     
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    I suspect that the difference you are hearing is down to an increase in clarity from a better player. I have found that a lot of customers who have been used to poor quality and sloppy boomy bass think that tighter and better controlled bass sounds like there is less of it.
     
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    Clancol - why did you buy the DV79 and not the 78 ? I assume you dont need the HDMI connection - are there any other differences apart from this ?
     
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    The sub output on Arcam players is -18db for 5.1 and -6db for stereo when the onboard bass managenent is engaged. This is because they have to limit all the analogue outputs to 2.2V (Dolby rule) and the sub level could go much higher than this because of the sum of all the channels.
     
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    i did want the hdmi conection.
     
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    Ok. I suppose thats one of the major benefits of the DV79 over the 78. I too went for the 79.
     
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    The DV79 is also a DVD-A player. The DV78 is not.
     

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