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The transition from prologic to DD

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by nickoff, May 9, 2001.

  1. nickoff

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    I currently run a Denon 2500 prologic reciever that has served me well for about 4 or 5 years.

    It does a good job with music(to my ears anyway) in stereo, driving 4 ohm main speakers to reasonable levels, but in prologic mode it is rather weak as it is only rated at 25 watts x 1 in the rear channel.

    I have been surfing the net for some time now to educate myself on the DD, DTS formats and equipment that are available. What I would like to know is would an upgrade to say a the Denon 2801 be a significant improvement over what I have now?

    I would love to go for the 3801 or even the next Denon model up, but the "trouble and strife" factor is kicking in and I may need to curb my ht desires (and budget)!

    Also, I do not run a sub at the moment and wondered whether adding a sub to my current system would "lift" it enough in the ht department to get me by for another few years?

    Your educated and knowledgable advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Paul D

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    Go for it!. I was amazed at the difference. Its not just the stereo rears. It is also the dynamic range afforded by both DD and DTS. I sometimes start waching a film (by accident!) in prologic, and i can tell straight away. I notice that sound effects just don't have the vigour etc. I you can, get a demo of a digital amp. Watch a scene in DD/DTS then watch the same scene in Prologic. I will sound fairly flat in comparison!. Don't get me wrong, Prologic can sound very good when the sound mixers have done a good job. But it is a hit and miss affair...Paul ;)
     
  3. JohnS

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    I agree with Fulabeer, if you remember the difference it made when you went from nicam in your tv to prologic surround then it is probably a bigger difference in to DD/DTS.

    Go for it.

    BTW a friend of mine has just bought the denon 2801 as a replacement for an old Prologic setup and even in prologic it is a significant improvement over the old setup. DD is just a different league! :)
     

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