which is better??

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  1. scouse

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    between DPL2 on an amp, CS2 on a revo or DD5.1 from and NForce2 mobo?


    I've been rummaging on avsforum looking for a complete answer to this and, understandably, there are many differing opinions... so what do you lot reckon?


    thanks :thumbsup:
     
  2. rob_w

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    Does it not depend on the source material ?

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    Logic 7 on a Lexicon ;)
     
  4. scouse

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    how do you mean rob...? Surely if you played the same material through each one of the systems there would be a pecking order?


    :p :D
     
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    If you're playing pro-logic encoded stuff then you're not going to be able to play back in DD 5.1.

    Isn't circle surround a pseudo surround type thing ?

    If you have the source material available in a true stereo version, pro-logic encoded version, and DD5.1 version then I'd say it would be:

    DD5.1 Best
    DPL II
    Circle surround.

    I guess the results would vary on the pure stereo version, as DPL II may be better than CS on some tracks, and vice-versa. (different algorithms)

    If you're trying to extract a 'surround' effect from pure stereo sources then I guess it's hit and miss. I'd stick to plain ol' stereo as the best option there, I have Logic7 on my processor and never use it on stereo stuff.


    Cheers,

    Rob
     
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    Nforce does real-time DD 5.1 encodeing.
     
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    Hi Jeff,

    I thought it just took your 6 channel eax audio and converted it to a dd5.1 format. Does it do dolby pro logic II type stuff aswell ?

    That still would mean it depends on the source though, and my statements above still make sense to me.. (at least) ie: 6 channel source is better than 2 channel with 'pseudo' surround type effect added.

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