SACD and bass

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paiger

Guest
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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westy1507

Guest
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
 
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paiger

Guest
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
 

Beddie

Active Member
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.
 
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Pathfinder

Guest
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.

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Nic Rhodes

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

Guest
Originally posted by The Beekeeper
Try the stereo outputs into the 5.1 input. Sounds dafts I know but is generally the best bet IMHO.

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

JSW

Well-known Member
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.
 
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paiger

Guest
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.

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JSW

Well-known Member
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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