rotel rsp 1066 vs logic 7

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Josh P, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. Josh P

    Josh P Agent

    Jul 21, 2002
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    Hi all, I've heard that logic 7 is one of the best available for '"7.1" decoding. Has anyone compared this to Rotels 7.1 decoding? Any thoughts on either?

    Cheers Josh
  2. RichardMA

    RichardMA Second Unit

    Apr 16, 2002
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    7.1 decoding? I think the Rotel uses standard non-THX
    decoding for ES DTS or EX DD sources so the decoding is
    6.1 with the ability to plug in another speaker to make
    it 7.1. But the two rear speakers are monophonic, not
    THX de-correlated or different in any way. The 7th speaker
    is just to provide more "fill" in the rear of a larger home theater. Or if you have something like two chairs, you
    could put a rear speaker behind both.
    Logic 7, THX-Ultra 2 both provide a kind of differential
    to the rear channel to split it into two, without any
    real directionality.
    It's just to fool your ears into thinking there are two
    separate channels instead of one.
  3. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Producer

    Dec 8, 1998
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    The Rotel XS processing is enagaged as soon as you tell it you have 6 or 7 speakers. Once engaged it will try its best to utilize all the speakers you have for any 5.1 format or PLII and DTS:NEO. I don't really know how well it compares to Logic7 for steering etc but its similar in functionality.

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