Onkyo 696 and DPL2

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  1. Tony Genovese

    Tony Genovese Supporting Actor

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    I'm looking for a receiver to use as a processor (I've got amplifiers) that includes DPL2. Does the 696 offer the full complement of adjustments for DPL2 music, i.e. dimension, center width, and panorama?
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    I've got the 696, and while it does have the DPL2 Music and Movie modes, it doesn't provide adjustments for the modes.
     
  3. Tony Genovese

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    Thanks for the reply. I thought that was the case. I am surprised, though, that Onkyo does not give you the full panoply of DPL2 adjustments. Not sure why some manufacturers (Denon, Kenwood) offer the adjustments and others (Marantz, Onkyo) do not...
     
  4. Paul_Psutka

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    The Onkyo 989 does have the adjustments for DPL2, so maybe the new 797 and 898 models will have the adjustments too.
    P.S. Hey Tony! still have your PW-2200 sub? I've been enjoying mine now that I live in a noisier house (busy road in front of house) where I can't hear the transformer hum.
    [Edited last by Paul_Psutka on September 19, 2001 at 10:38 PM]
     
  5. Tony Genovese

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    The PW2200 is long gone. As you know, the hum drove me bonkers! I am now the proud owner of dual HSU TN1220HO subs with a Samson S1000 amp. Loud, low and clean!
     
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    Personally, I'm glad my 595 doesn't have the adjustments... because it sounds pretty good with the Dolby default settings, and I know I'd just sit there fucking with it for hours. Heh...
     
  7. Tony Genovese

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    Well, yeah, but personally I prefer to set dimension to 6 which gives you more of an ambient feel for classical music, which is my preference. I find the standard settings a bit flat in comparison. Additionally, the Panorama control can be useful for some recordings, enhancing the "wrap around" effect.
     

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