Denon 3802 channel level set-up

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  1. Mariusz Filonowicz

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    Recently I purchased 3802 model and I think that it is a great receiver. The only thing that really sucks is a manual. I was able to figure out most of the features on my own and the only thing that I can’t break is channel level customization according to the source played. I use different levels for sub and surrounds for music and movies. I performed initial channel level set-up and according to manual you can customize levels according to the source played. In my case, if I change for example Dolby Prologic channel level, when I go to DTS, DD or any other mode I notice that values for channel levels are taken from Dolby Prologic channel level configuration. According to Denon it can be assigned and differentiated according to individual music modes. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Mariusz
     
  2. Bryan Acevedo

    Bryan Acevedo Second Unit

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    There are a few caveats to this!
    You can change the levels for any source mode by being in that source mode, and hitting the "Enter" button on your remote when it is in "Amp" mode. This will set the level for that source only. I take it that you already figured that out and are doing this.
    However, somewhere in the manual it states that DTS, DD, and DPL all use the same levels. They can't be set independently from each other. I am not sure why, but they don't allow you to do it. You can do it for stereo, direct, matrix, rock arena, jazz club, mono movie, and game. I think even widescreen may take the same settings from the DTS and DD settings as well, but I am not sure because I never use this mode.
     
  3. Mariusz Filonowicz

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    Bryan,
    Thank you for a response. I think I know what's going on now. According to what you said DLP will have the same channel level as DTS and DD. What about DLP Cinema and DLP Music. Sub level for DLP Music is way too high if it takes the same value as DTS and DD.
    Thank you,
    Mariusz
     
  4. Bryan Acevedo

    Bryan Acevedo Second Unit

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    I believe that the different modes of DPLII don't have independent settings either. I have the opposite problem - if I set my sub to the correct level for home theater, music is just way too low in comparison. I just think I need a new sub.
    Good luck.
    Bryan
     
  5. Ron Reda

    Ron Reda Cinematographer

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    I thought just the levels for DD and DTS are the same, but all other modes (DPLII included) were adjustable. I guess it's time to consult that horrible manual again...
     
  6. Bill Harada

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    If it's anything like the 3801, they mean source as in CD, DVD, Tuner, etc...an input source, not DSP mode, which is what DPLII, DTS, DD, etc... are. So you can set channel levels for the CD input (or source) that are different from the DVD input, but all DSP modes used on that input will have the same channel settings.
     
  7. Bryan Acevedo

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    Actually, Bill, you can only set the levels for the sound modes. Try and set your levels for stereo in both DVD and CD differently. It won't let you do it. The settings are whatever you set them to last in the sound mode. I wish it was the way you described, then we would really have a lot of flexibility!
    Ron, it is possible that DPLII does have a different setting than DD, but on the 3801, you couldn't set DPL different from DD. I could be wrong, but I don't think you can.
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