Dynamic range compression?

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  1. RyanJE

    RyanJE Second Unit

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    In my receiver I have the option to set dynamic range compression from "off" to "standard" to "max". The manual says that standard is the format that the producer intended his work to be played in. I don't get it, why wouldn't the intention be to have no compression. Also, which is best to use, I tried them and don't hear much difference.

    Should I use it on my receiver, DVD player or both???
     
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    I have always kept my DRC to "off" (or in the case of my Yamaha 5760 "max", which is the same as off)

    I love the dynamic range of 5.1. Why anybody would want to limit that is beyond me.

    Going from almost dead quiet, to "scare your pants off" loud in a heartbeat is why I visit this forum, wait for the new DVD's to release, and no longer go to the theater. [​IMG]




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    Thats how I feel myself and was wondering why the manual would state that. I also found out that if you using a digital out from the DVD you should use the compression in the receiver. But im not going to compress any ways.. Sorry to the neighbors!!
     

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