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Pro Logic 2

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by NathanP, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    I'm looking for a cheap Pro-Logic 2 PROCESSOR without anything else.. just the basic processor..
    Can anyone suggest a nice CHEAPER one...
    Any suggestion or comments would be great..
    What do you guys think of Pro-Logic 2???
    Thanks,
    Nathan
     
  2. John Garcia

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    I have not heard of any stand alone dpl-II processors.
    DPL-II is not bad. A definite improvement over DPL, though not earth shattering...
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    No, I'm not aware of any current DPL II standalone processors. If there is such an animal, it's not being marketed very well...(no one seems to know about it??)
    I disagree with John (at least from the perceived level of improvement standpoint.) IMO, it is a VERY big improvement over old Pro Logic. In fact, I upgraded both of my fairly modest systems to add DPL II.
    90% of my music listening and TV viewing is 2 channel based. DPL II has raised 2 channel matrixed surround to another level for me!
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  5. NathanP

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    All right!
    Let's get some replies!
    Nathan
     
  6. Evan A

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    I want one also!
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    I recently had to replace my venerable Technics first generation Dolby Digital receiver and I didn't have too much money to work with, so I had to get a modest system. I got the Kenwood VR-507 with Dolby Prologic2 and I love it. DPL2 isn't quite 5.1, but it really is an improvement over most of the DSP gimmicks of most systems. The soundstage is wider without that annoying echo of "Concert Hall, Rock Hall, Disco, etc."
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  8. NathanP

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    I love upgrading my system!
    Pro Logic 2 is another big upgrade!
    Like most people I have a nice A/V reciever and don't want or need to buy another one.
    So I just want a Pro Logic 2 processor I can add on..
    Can anyone else tell us of any DPL2 processors????
    Or when any will be released?
    Thanks,
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  9. Phil M

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    What is the cheapest DPLII capable receiver with 5.1 outputs? (Kenwood??, Onkyo??) One could be used just for decoding DPLII then sending those signals into another receiver/pre-pro that has 5.1 inputs. It would also be a way to get some additional digital inputs.
    Anyone thought of this?
     
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    Even though their seems to be a lot of interest on this forum for such a product, I don't think their is enough interest for a manufatuer to design and market one and still make a profit. I don't ever expect to see one.
     
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    Maybe one will show up in a dvd player in the near future.
     
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    Kelly Scott Rickards Stunt Coordinator

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    I can't believe I am the only one who has posted this sofar:
    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/Sou...fq5000p01.html
    Here is an excerpt from the article:
    "The Rockford Fosgate RFQ5000 ($400) is a transitional product designed to bridge the gap in mobile audio between stereo and full-blown, discrete-channel digital surround sound. It's an analog processor with stereo inputs that translates two Dolby Surround-encoded channels from a CD or DVD player, a cassette deck, or the radio into four channels using a Dolby Pro Logic II decoder devised by Jim Fosgate, the company founder."
     
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    I've been giving Pro Logic II and Neo 6 a good testing lately, and I think PL II is just to center weighted. It may be my room or something, but in both cinema and especially in music mode I definitely prefer Neo 6 over PL II.
    In fact I even prefer Neo 6 to Stereo for most music now.
    I have the 3802, and Klipsch Reference speakers.
     
  14. Adam Barratt

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    The Rockford RFQ5000 has been around for quite some time, but is a car audio product, so wouldn't be ideal for home theatre applications.
    Fosgate Audionics' limited edition FAP-V1 DPLII-only processor would meet these needs, but as a tube-based member of Jim Fosgate Signature Series it isn't cheap at $7500.
    Adam
     

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