Pioneer DV-47A question...

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  1. Patrick Williams

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    If I use the 5.1 outputs for DVD-A/SACD, is there any bass management? Any way to adjust channel levels or time alignment? If not, should I look elsewhere?

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  2. PomingF

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    Channel level adjustment & time alignment, yes. Bass management, yes for DD/DTS and no for at least DVD-A according to the manual. My solution, use near full range speakers all around.

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  3. Patrick Williams

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    Do you know if the time alignment/channel adj. is for DVD-A/SACD, ot just DD and DTS?

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  4. PomingF

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    I think those are for ALL formats.

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  5. Kevin C Brown

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    If the 47a doesn't have bass management on the SACD/DVD-A feed, then I kind of doubt the time alignment processing will be applicable on those formats as well. I think the 47a can only take the native form of the DVD-A/SACD signals straight to analog, no DSP processing possible in other words...
     
  6. PomingF

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    Kevin, you may have a point here but is there a more technical way to confirm this? I don't know. I have my channel levels setup using the DTS demo disc and input the speaker distance via the Pioneer's menu. Since then I have been playing all kinds of multi-channel musics (both DD, DTS, DVD-A & SACD) with more than adequate surround info. One thing I know is that so far none of the numerous positive magazine reviews had brought up these issues other than it's BM inadequacy which unfortunately is not unique to the Pioneer. Cheers.

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  7. Lewis Besze

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    S&V verified what PomingF said,but he's not 100% accurate.
    The time alligment feature don't work with SACD's,but it does with DVD-A.
    Not surprisingly,that would require PCM conversion,which kinda defeats the "advantages" of the DSD encoding/decoding.
     
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    Lewis, that makes sense. There was some debate about the handling of time alignment in SACD in another thread. Right now, I guess such processing is not done in the DSD domain.
     
  9. Kevin C Brown

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    But if you can have time alignment for DVD-A why not bass management? Just a different "flavor" of DSP processing...
     

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