HK Clarification on DD-EX

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  1. Peter Overduin

    Peter Overduin Supporting Actor

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    I see the AVR 520 lists the various sound options I want, except for DD-EX. Can anyone speak to this?

    I would like to upgrade to an HK with that option, but prefer not to go all the way up to the 8000, due to cost. Thx
     
  2. Leo_P

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    I have the h/k AVR520 and can tell you it does NOT support Dolby Digital EX. This doesn't bother me 'cause I don't have a "6.1" set-up, but if you have to have EX, look elsewhere.
     
  3. Tony Lai

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    A lot of receivers do not do not have EX as a result of the delay in releasing Dolby EX 5.1 Surround as a format.

    The 'old' Denon 1602+/Marantz 4200+ family etc. have their own 6.1 format and not the new EX.

    I'm pretty sure that the Outlaw 950 was first with the official Dolby EX 5.1 Surround.

    T.
     
  4. Peter Overduin

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    Thanks, guys. I am particuarly interested in the DD-EX because of the release of Lord of the Rings. It is the most compelling movie score I have ever heard and want this one in all its glory!
     
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    Rumour is the next replacement for the H/K 520 will support -EX.

    I've heard anywhere from September (not likely) to November (makes more sense).
     
  6. Peter Overduin

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    That would be good! There is a 7000 model, in Canada at least, but it is not shown on HK's website; I understand that it does not have EX either.

    The pricing for Outlaw, with the 950 and 770 would still be close to 4K CAD, so that's out of my range as well.
     
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    As far as I know, no HK's support DD EX, only DTS-ES starting at the 320 and upwards. I could be wrong though.
     
  8. Holger

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    hi peter,


    you might want to reconsider not to go all the way to the top(avr8000), i can't strongly enough recommend that. you can trust me on one thing: if you get the avr8000 then you will NEVER EVER asking for dolby ex/dts es (doesn't matter if matrix or discrete) again, because you will have logic7 with 5.1 capability.i give you my word on this. i only use dolby ex/dts es on my lexicon mc-1 to show people how much more superior a 7.1 system is compared to those 6.1 standards. believe me, compared to 5.1 logic7 dolby ex/dts es is a joke.



    regards, holger
     
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    Just wait until november when the special editions of LOTR are released. They have 6.1 DTS-ES!! Of course one is down right spendy and the other just above the normal editions. ...or do as Holger says and get the AVR8000.
     
  10. Tony Lai

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    IMO Dolby EX isn't a big deal being a matrix solution as it is.

    The H/K AVR520 may be a smart choice given the inclusion of Logic 7 even for poweramp people.

    T.
     
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    Ugh, bummer, the normal 2 disk set you get for free from Kia for test driving the Sorento (or actually any Kia I think) won't have DTS-ES. [​IMG]
     
  12. Peter Overduin

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    Holger is that perhaps incorrect. The manual for the 520 says the same thing as the 8000.

    Logic 7 'Enhance' can be applied to 5.1 sources.

    Whether you get a 'cutprice' Lexicon is another matter.

    T.
     
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