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how to turn off bass management in 3802 and use direct analog pass thru

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Salvador, May 18, 2003.

  1. Salvador

    Salvador Second Unit

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    First of all my setup:

    Denon 3802
    M-Audio Revolution
    Paradigm Studio 20
    SVS CS+ / Samson 1000


    How do i turn off bass management in my denon 3802?

    Also, does the 3802 have direct or analog pass thru mode?

    I want to know because i have an m-audio revolution soundcard and i want the Revolution to handle all the bass management.

    I currently press "EXT IN" on my remote to use the analog capabilities of the Reovlution. Problem is, the bass is less robust, less full sounding than what it was when i use the digital signal. When i increase the "Bass Boost" option in the user control panel of the Revolution, the bass starts to sound unnatural and annoying.

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. Chuck Kent

    Chuck Kent Supporting Actor

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    Salvador: I'm not familiar with the Revolution sound card. Does it have a 6 channel analog output? The Denon's 6 (actually 8) channel Ext In analog input has no bass management on it.

    When the Denon is in Direct mode with a 2 channel signal, it runs that signal (analog or digial) fullrange to the main left and right speakers. (The sub stills works because the original signal is split into 2 identical halves. The mains receive one as fullrange and the sub's crossover receives the other. In Direct mode, the sub can be turned down to "OFF" if you don't want it on.)

    Again, since I don't know how the soundcard works, I probably won't be much help. But one thing I'd do for sure is run some test tones to set the card's DD/DTS individual channel playback levels. Seems like the LFE channel isn't set right.
     
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  4. Chuck Kent

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    The only receiver in the Denon line that has bass management available on the External Inputs is the 5803. I'm not going to be much help with your soundcard but I know for sure that the 3802 has no bass management of any kind on the Ext In's. Just a pure analog pass thru with volume control (and the volume on all of the Denon's is analog too...)
     
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