DVD Audio/SACD Bass Management

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  1. Bob Sa

    Bob Sa Auditioning

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    I hope this isn't a question answered in the FAQ- I've searched there unsuccessfully.

    My receiver (Yamaha RX-Z1) does not do bass management on 6-channel inputs.

    I'm thinking of buying a DVD player that plays DVD audio and SACD as well. According to the Pioneer 47a and Marantz 8300 owner's manuals (which I downloaded from their web sites):

    "When listening to a DVD audio source the center/LS/RS speakers will be automatically set to large independent of the configuration set in the DVD player." (that's a paraphrase of their language).

    Several questions:

    1. Is this also the case for SACD playback?

    2. Why would they do that?

    3. I understand there are outrigger bass management devices (I've seen the acronym ICBM- is that what that is?) and what does the acronym stand for?

    4. Any recommendations on such a device?

    Please don't tell me to get large surround speakers- my wife is on the edge of domestic tranquility and that would probably get us in front of Judge Judy!

    Sheesh- stereo was so simple.

    Cheers, and thanks!
     
  2. Brian Burgoyne

    Brian Burgoyne Second Unit

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    Outlaw Audio is the maker/seller of the ICBM. Check out their website. Cost is $250. I keep thinking of getting one myself, but just haven't yet. Other posts have indicated a very postive experience.
     
  3. Ian Montgomerie

    Ian Montgomerie Stunt Coordinator

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    Currently, there is no DVD player that does digital bass management (speaker size, speaker position, cutoff frequency) on DVD-Audio. You can get gear that will do analog bass management, not including speaker distance.

    The upcoming Samsung DVD-P921 and Samsung HD-1000 will include bass management on DVD-Audio.
     
  4. Lewis Besze

    Lewis Besze Producer

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