are there any 5-disc DVD players that have decent bass management for DVD-A?

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  1. Bill Adlhoch

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    I am looking to upgrade to a progressive scan 5-disc player that will also double as my cd player/DVD-A player

    Have any new units been introduced that will have some sort of bass management on the DVD-A side of things (MY rear speakers are small)

    any help would be appreciated
     
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    Kenwood DV-5700

    Denon DV-4800

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    The Denon DVM-4800 that John listed above gives a 15 db boost to anything 100Hz or lower, I believe. This is defeatable with a press of a button on the front panel.
     
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    i was looking at the denon, but from what i have read, there bass management is only in DD and DTS sourced...on the dvd-a you cant set the rear channels to small in the dvd polayer

    or am i mistaken?
     
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    Bill,
    You're mistaken [​IMG]
    Regards,
     
  6. Bill Adlhoch

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    john , please elaborate?

    what are the crossovers of the large/small setting on this denon player? (remember this is for the 6 channel analogue out only, not the digital out)
     
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    Yes, you are mistaken.

    However, I wouldn't call what the DVM-4800 has "bass management". There is no way to set crossover frequencies for example and you can't set the level of the sub because it does not route it's internal test tones to the sub. Ugh. I have yet to read a review of a DVD-A or SACD player where the player handles bass management in a reasonable way. This leaves the Outlaw ICBM as the only real solution to BM for DVD-A/SACD.
     
  8. Bill Adlhoch

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    thank you John,

    can you or someone else please explain what the denon actually does do with its pseudo bass management
     
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    BIll,

    They leave the signals to the main channels full range, and also sample them to derive the subwoofer information and add those to the LFE (.1) channel.

    As outlined in (I think) another thread, this has the side effect of doubling up between the player/receivers crossover point and the -3dB point of the speaker in question.

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