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jase, whats the comparable verdict on xe1 audio

talkinloud

Active Member
just curious to know what hd audio is like in comparison to bog standard dd-dts etc. cheers.
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Dolby TrueHD is more dynamic but you need to have the overall volume level up much higher. Tend to watch HD stuff at around -10db whereas standard DVD's are watched at around -20db.

Using different source players for HD vs SD as well as a different connection type. HD is from the Tosh XE-1 via HDMI and SD is from a Denon A1XVA via Denon Link. I need to get them both running the same film and then level matched so I can switch back and forth on the fly but HD is not the massive leap that I expected, apart from the dynamics. Could be the fact that the Denon is superb for SD playback and Denon Link is a better connection interface than HDMI (certainly in terms of Jitter).

Hope Denon can pass HD Audio via Denon Link on their HD-DVD/Blu Ray players, if and when they appear.
 

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