Outlaw five/seven channel stereo mode

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  1. Johnny Lerner

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    Outlaw has said that they have changed the 950 pre-pro so that it will have a 'five/seven channel stereo mode.'

    What does that actually mean? How does that compare to whatever it was that they had planned before.

    Maybe this is one of the reasons for the delay. Anyhow i would trust if they are adding something that they think it is worth the trouble. But I'm still not clear what this 'improvement' would mean.
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    its interesting that one of the reason's I bought my Denon 3300 was the 5 channel stereo mode...but to be honest I'm maybe used it twice since I bought it.
     
  3. John Morris

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    Johnny: My Denon 3801 had 7 channel stereo too and I found it only good for use during a party or when you just wanted more volume from your system while you did something else. The Outlaw 950 will include DPL2 which many have recommneded as being better than 5/7 channel stereo for 2 channel music source playback.
     
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    How does the five/seven bit affect usual film surround?

    Does it also mean that the rear channel will be split to L and R - rather than both being mono if one uses 2 rear centers?
     
  5. Bryan Acevedo

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    Yeah - I don't get the hoopla behind 5/7 ch stereo either. My 3802 has it, and the only time I have used it is for a party or when I am doing something around the house and I want more room filling sound. Listening to it while sitting in the sweet spot is just downright annoying. I never considered it a real mode to do critical music listening. I figured it was just a party mode - that's the only use I see for it. It is nice to have for those reasons, but I don't see why some people make it sound like a must have for music listening.

    Bryan
     
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    Really wondering about this - hope someone can explain:

    "How does the five/seven bit affect usual film surround?

    Does it also mean that the rear channel will be split to L and R - rather than both being

    mono if one uses 2 rear centers?"
     
  7. Bryan Acevedo

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    Johnny, I don't know for sure, because I only have a 5.1 system. But in that setup the two rear surrounds are in stereo. I would assume that the extra two rear centers would be in stereo as well, but I am not sure. I know that they are capable of stereo sound, because I use them for my second zone, so they are not internally wired as a mono signal.

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