"night mode"??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by kevin_tomb, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. kevin_tomb

    kevin_tomb Stunt Coordinator

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    What exactly does the "NIGHT" mode on some receivers do?? My Harman Kardon has it and ive tried it on some DVDs but havent noticed a large difference in sound. Does is compress dynamic range?...or is it only used to limit low frequency sounds etc??....I havent been able to find an adequate answer on this subject and Harman Kardons book doesnt explain what it does at all
     
  2. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Yes, it compresses the loud bursts so when your listening at night and/or do not want the loud bursts associated with a DD soundtrack, then night mode would be useful.
     
  3. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    I believe this function is in fact Dolby Digital dynamic range reduction. (D3R2?) [​IMG]
    It compresses the dynamic range of the soundtrack by raising loud volumes and lowering high volumes around a reference volume point. So basically whispers are higher and explosions are lower.
     

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