DVD-Audio bass management question

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  1. Marc Sky

    Marc Sky Auditioning

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    They say without bass management you should have full-range rear speakers. What if your mains are small (80hz). Will the sub handle the bass for the mains in DVD-Audio?
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  2. DanG

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    To use the 6channel 96kHz/24b advanced resolution DVD-A signal your DVD player must be DVD-A compatible. It then would send out the 6channel analog audio to your receiver. Your receivers DSP handling of bass management has now been bypassed.
    To listen to 6ch DVD-A your choices are upgrade your mains and surrounds or get the Outlaw ICBM bass management box.
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  3. Doug_B

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    Any players out there that have bass management yet?
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  4. Philip Hamm

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    Look for Panasonic 91 reviews. They have bass management in some form for DVD-A though I think it's limited.
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    The Panasonic RP-91 DOES NOT have bass management for DVD-Audio according to the recent test in Sound & Vision magazine.
     
  6. John Kotches

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    Correct...
    My scorecard for the RP-91 is as follows from our shootout:
    DD - does bass management
    DTS - does bass management
    CD - no bass management
    DVD-A - no bass management
    If you want affordable bass management, buy the Panny, and add the Outlaw Audio ICBM.
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  7. Craig F

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    I finally received a reply from Kenwood.
    The DV-5900M and DV-5700 will have a 100 Hz crossover.
    Someone somewhere, I forget exactly, mentioned that some DVD-A discs do not allow downmix. I asked Kenwood if this would affect the bass management, they said it shouldn't. But asked for names of discs that had this limitation. Anyone have input on this?
     

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