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decoder in my DVD good enough?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul_Spalvieri, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. Paul_Spalvieri

    Paul_Spalvieri Auditioning

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    I have a toshiba DVD dual disk with a decoder. I have it hooked up to a sony receiver also with a 5.1 decoder. Can I bypass my receiver and go directly to a 5 channel amp?
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Paul,
    I don't know of any power amps that have volume controls, so bypassing the receiver would mean not having any control over the loudness of your system. I would suspect you'd get maximum volume at all times if you connected your dvd player's 5.1 outputs directly to a power amp.
    Also, it's been my experience that Toshiba built in decoders have very limited bass management, not allowing you to choose "small" for center or mains.
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    Steve S.
    I prefer not to push the subwoofers until they're properly run in.
     

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