SACD and bass

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  1. paiger

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    As a big fan of SACD, I am underwhelmed by the few stereo disks I have. I find the bass very thin. I know my amp and player (SOny 1080 and DVPNS700) are known to sound thin and I have only Ruark Epilogue R speakers as mains but there must be more than this.

    What is happening? On multi channel it's all good but stereo is a bit rubbish really. Is my player lacking in bass management? Do I need a sub? Would a sub make any difference, given that sound is only output over the two front channels?

    Any comments welcome. My multi-channel recordings sound great.

    S
     
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    Have you tried running the sound from the analogue stereo pair into the standard cd input on the amp, rather than from the 6 channel input? I run my stereo SACD's this way, (from the analogue stereo feed), and the power in the sound is astonishing.

    I have to say i've noticed that running the sound via the 6 channel out for 2 channel is indeed paper thin and very quiet. Design flaw perhaps????

    Hope this helps

    Westy
     
  3. paiger

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    Hmm, I had considered that but not yet bothered to crawl behind and fiddle about with it. I guess the multi channel inputs are basically straight to the power amp section whereas maybe the CD in has some bass management on it. I'll give it a go.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    I have the same DVD/SACD player, and I can vouch for the fact that the best output to use for stereo is the standard 2 channel sockets. The "front" outputs sound terrible for 2 channel, as though something is missing.

    Get round the back and swap the cables, it will make all the difference.
     
  5. Pathfinder

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    So, if I understand you properly, I should do the following:

    [Sony DVP-NS900V to Denon AVR-3801]

    6 channel phonos for multi channel material [already connected] using EXT IN on the receiver

    Electrical coax for digital sound from DVD's [already connected]

    Stereo phonos between NS900 and receiver's analogue DVD input [both pairs of sockets unused at present] for SACD stereo material.

    P>
     
  6. Nic Rhodes

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    Try the stereo outputs into the 5.1 input. Sounds dafts I know but is generally the best bet IMHO.
     
  7. Pathfinder

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    That would mean lots of lead swapping if you wanted to listen to SACD multi channel discs and stereo ones, would it not?
     
  8. JSW

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    Assuming SACD is similar to DVD Audio connect the stereo outs from the dvd player to the cd/sacd stereo inputs on the amp.
    This especially goes for sony 1070 / 1080 as thats how they where designed to be used.

    With DVD Audio you don't have a choice if you choose the stereo playback from he discs menu you won't here anything unless you have chosen 2 channel anaogue output from the players menu.
     
  9. paiger

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    Problem with that is that I have my multi-channel ins assigned to the CD/SACD channel. I think I'll have to assign it to Video 2 and call that 'Multi' or something and then run seperate phonos to the CD/SACD input. I listen to CD's on the 'DVD' channel on 'AFD' with no EQ as the DACS in the 1080 are superior to those in the DVPNS700.

    S
     
  10. JSW

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    I dont have my multi assigned. If i watch a dvd then I use bitstream, if I listen to DVD Audio i just press the multi button on my Sony clie ;)
     

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