Pioneer DVD-575A Audio Problem

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E1w00dB1ue5

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Just upgraded my ageing, albeit fantastic, Pioneer 525 and i have to say that it is great and for a multi region DVD player delivered next day for £109.99 i can't complain.

Having this new toy i decided to purchase a couple of DVD-Audio DVD's, all excited when they arrived!!!

Obviously my Yamaha RX-V530RDS is unable to cope with DVD-Audio so i decided To use the built in decoder and the 6 channel input on the amp.

When i did this i receive very little base, it is there just very low level! for testing purpose i even tried a DVD Video with the same result!

Anyone any ideas why or what could cause this???
 

PJTX100

Distinguished Member
I have the 525 (yes it's a great player!) and recently bought the 575 (another great player!) and I tried out SACD/DVD-A via the 6ch into my Yam DSP-A5. And I also thought "what no bass?!". Since then I've bought the BKXLS200 sub, and it's a completely different story now, lots of low end extension....PJ
 

Philly112

Distinguished Member
How are your speakers set up in the 575 menu? ie small or large?
What are your speaker settings in your amp?

Phil
 
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E1w00dB1ue5

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Philly112, all set to small.

PJTX100, thanks, i'll check ti out! Is the sub connected to your amp?
 

Philly112

Distinguished Member
Try setting the speakers in the 575 to large. I found that doing this increased the bass no end.
(this won't affect movies as you will be using the digital output for these, and so the speakers will be managed by the amp)

Let me know if this changes anything!

Phil
 
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E1w00dB1ue5

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Philly112,

The speakers are set as small, tried large but it makes little perceivable difference.

My sub is powered so i connected it direct to the DVD player and got base so i'm farely sure it's the Yamamha Amp!!!
 

Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
You are having this problems because the Pioneer 575 does not have the proper speaker management required to get DVD-A and SACD set up right. It does not have the ability to set independent speaker levels or distances. Its a good DVD player for the money but for multi-channel music its a complete pile of rubbish.
 

Supersonic

Member
Crustyloafer, that's not entirely correct - the 575A does have speaker distance adjustments in the setup menu (although IIRC they might not be completely independent, the fronts might only be adjustable as a pair for example). As for volume adjustment, I can't recall, but I don't believe it has this.

My avr has a setting for upping the low frequency when input from a DVD-Audio, as opposed to DVD-Video, - could this perhaps be why the bass is 'missing', i.e. if the LFE channel is lower on multi-channel music and isn't being taken into account in the receiver settings?
 

PJTX100

Distinguished Member
Crustyloafer said:
You are having this problems because the Pioneer 575 does not have the proper speaker management required to get DVD-A and SACD set up right. It does not have the ability to set independent speaker levels or distances. Its a good DVD player for the money but for multi-channel music its a complete pile of rubbish.
It does have a degree of speaker management, you can set distances, and combine that with the speaker management available on most AV amps (eg speaker levels) there's a fair amount of flexibility in the setup.

I've been impressed with both SACD and DVD-A from the 575. To call it a complete pile of rubbish is... well, a complete pile of rubbish!
...PJ
 
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E1w00dB1ue5

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Either way the pairing of my amp and the 575 isn't going to work, now which amp shall i buy...
 

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