Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by sk4nky, Sep 7, 2004.
which is the best one to use and why? thanks.
Personal preference me thinks, they're basically do the same thing - personally I prefer Neo 6, much crisper sound!
PLII/IIx for me please . Nice subtle use of the rears and can create an excellent soundstage with the right material.
does neo6 not use the rears at all?
ive used PLII before with stereo movies and such with quite good (rear) effects.
the dts bit confuses me, so i can use neo6 on any stereo source?
Neo 6 uses the rears- a bit too much and in an obvious way if you ask me but it uses the rears.
It must be a personal taste issue! I found the DTS Neo to be much crisper, clearer and equally softer with good use of the surrounds. But equally I much prefer DTS than Dolby Digital. Any film you try with DTS soundtrack available it will reveal more detail than DD. Perhaps this is why I also prefer the DTS Neo 6 against the DPLII
doesnt neo 6 allow for a greater frequency range to be used for the surrounds?
dolby prologic is taking the sound from an analog source, dolby digital takes the sound from a compressed digital source, dts takes the sound from a less/un compressed source.
therefore dts should be best.
the different formats (Neo, IIx) just say how many speakers are being used (6/7 in this case i think)
I'm not sure if this is 100% accurate, don't shoot me if i'm wrong!
this is what im having a bit of trouble understanding, what if the source was your bog standard TV? how would Neo6/PLIIx be different if the source is still the same? or am i missing totally obvious here?
IMHO, PLII/PLIIx and Neo6 use two different algorithms in order to "matrix" a stereo (analog or digital) source into 5.1/6.1/7.1.
Hence, I believe it enventually comes down to a matter of taste. I personnaly prefer Neo6 (Music) for music (!) because its 5.1 remix gives a surround soundfield that is not too far away from stereo. To me, Neo6 sounds more natural (although I have to say that I still prefer stereo for cd replay). Conversely, I find PLII (Music) leaning towards the "show-off" side.
That being said, I reckon PLII (Movie) being more appropiate for movies, rather than Neo6 (Movie).
My two cents,
I'd sooner listen to music in mono that with either of the formats in place but would second your comments about PLII being a better listen for film work. Receiver make may come into this as well given how they perform differently with the two formats in pre encoded versions as well.
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