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Onkyo 606 Listening Modes - HELP PLS !!

andi1977dog

Standard Member
hi, does anyone have a comprehensive list in plain english (im not really an expert in av receivers) as to what all the different listening modes on the Onkyo 606 do ??. ive recently bought the amp, im happy with it but id love to know which listening mode is best suited to

- SKY
- SKY HD
- PS3
- MUSIC

ive got mordaunt short alumni 5.1 speakers. the listening modes are driving me craxy :confused:

thanks in advance
 

Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
hi, does anyone have a comprehensive list in plain english (im not really an expert in av receivers) as to what all the different listening modes on the Onkyo 606 do ??. ive recently bought the amp, im happy with it but id love to know which listening mode is best suited to

- SKY
- SKY HD
- PS3
- MUSIC

ive got mordaunt short alumni 5.1 speakers. the listening modes are driving me craxy :confused:

thanks in advance

These would be my choices:

- SKY - Dolby PLII
- SKY HD - Dolby PLII (Will automatically change to Dolby Digital if broadcast)
- PS3 - Multi Ch
- MUSIC - Pure Direct
 

missinglink

Established Member
The various listening modes just make better use of a multi channel set up when a true multi channel signal is absent.

Dolby Pro-logic IIx and DTS Neo 6 take a stereo signal and create a pseudo-surround by taking some of the stereo signal and sending it to the surround channels. See their respective web-sites.

You can have the whole signal coming through every speaker equally (All channel setting.).

These are repeated for movies and TV and games where the mix is a little different according to the likely media you are viewing. e.g. Game Pro-Logic IIx and Movie Pro-Logic IIx may have more or less aggressive rear signals.

The best presets will be whatever you think sounds best - it is not a case of quality or bit-rate.

Personally the Dolby Pro-Logic IIx and DTS Neo 6 settings are both good surround setting for all of the four types of input if you like surround sound on all the time.
 

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