Receiver and DVD/CD/SACD speaker setup coexistence

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  1. Jack Leslie

    Jack Leslie Auditioning

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    I have not found an answer for this, but really have not thought of it before.

    Both my receiver (HK 8000) and player (999ES) have the capability in the setup menus for speaker distance delay and dB adjustment. Neither manual states if both should be set up, or if say the receiver has the delay and balance capability, then the player should be set to default.
     
  2. Brian Fellmeth

    Brian Fellmeth Supporting Actor

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    Set up both because only one is used at a time. The box that is doing the D to A converting uses the settings. For SACD for example that would be the player and for DVD that would be the receiver.
     
  3. Jack Leslie

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    The player does have settings for both DVD/CD and SACD. So it the DVD/CD player settings are say for 9ft distance, would that not be cumulative with the receivers 9ft distance settings as well equaling 18ft?
     
  4. John S

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    Jack.. When feeding the AVR a digital signal, nothing you set in the DVD player is going to effect it.

    The settings apply when you use the 6 analog cables from the player to the 6 analog inputs on the AVR. Pretty darn sure on this one.
     
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    What John said. Speaker settings in the player are ignored when using a digital connection. I would recommend this for DVDs and probably redbook CDs also, because most receivers have better bass management.

    For SACD, you have no choice but to use the analog connection (unless the player and receiver are firewire capable). So your player's settings are used.

    In either case, you will never be using the settings of both units.
     
  6. Jack Leslie

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    Thanks for the answers guys.
     

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