Denon 1804 Dolby Digital getting quieter

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  1. ZachT

    ZachT Auditioning

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    I have a one month old Denon AVR-1804 and recently I noticed I have to trun up the volume more when watching DD DVDs. I use to watch them at -27, and it was nice and loud. Now I can barely hear it and have to turn it up to -23. I really notice it on DVDs that have both DTS and DD tracks. The DTS is loud always and the DD has to be turned up more thatn normal. Is this a normal breakin thing. I also have a 3 week old Denon 910 and 3 week old monster vid 2 component cable. Is everything breaking in so I need to turn it up or Im I going crazy. Have any of you guys noticed this too?
     
  2. John S

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    I think your just getting used to the new better dynamics myself....


    Hard to say, but I have not noticed anything like this on a meter, that is for sure.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    For technical reasons that have been exhaustively discussed elsewhere, DTS tracks are often (though not always) louder than their DD counterparts by 4db. A volume differential between such tracks usually isn't indicative of anything wrong with the equipment.

    With John S, I suspect that this is more a function of your expectations. You're getting used to a certain level, and it no longer strikes you as loud.

    M.
     
  4. Joe Mihok

    Joe Mihok Second Unit

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    I have an 1803 and the same thing happened to me. -30 was what I usually watched my DD movies at. Now I find myself running it around -23 (after owning the reciever for a few months). The volume itself hasen't changed but my ears have adjusted to the Dynamics of the reciever and -23 is now a very nice listening volume.
     
  5. Steve Matulich

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    Geez, that's amazing!
    I have the 1603 & when watching DVDs I have the volume between -5 & -10.

    BTW, my room is 6 x 8 metres.

    I assume because the 1804 is more powerful that you only have to have it up to -23?
    Have I got that right?

    Is this the advantage of having a more powerful AVR - you don't have to crank it as much to get the same volume & the actual sound quality is better?
     
  6. JohnSmith

    JohnSmith Supporting Actor

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    Channel adjustment comes into it, not wattage. Flagship Denon would be exactly the same
     
  7. Lewis Besze

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    Speaker sensetivity,and room size,and seating position will dictate that.
     
  8. Roger Dressler

    Roger Dressler Stunt Coordinator

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    ZachT wrote: >>DD has to be turned up more thatn normal.
     

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