RP91 Qs on audio setup, CD playback

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  1. Chris Vargas

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    OK, I have my Panasonic RP91 connected to my Denon AVR-3200 via the six analog outs. I've set up the RP91 for small speakers (NHT SuperOnes L/R, SuperCenter, SuperZeroes as surround, Mirage sub).

    Question: I've already adjusted speaker delay times in my Denon. Do I need to do it in the RP91's setup screen too? My feeling is no, but I just want to confirm.

    Problem: In order to check what was going on with my sub (see below), I tried to play an old favorite CD, a Telarc Michael Murray organ CD. It refused to play. Tried another old, off-market organ CD. Refused to play. Other, newer CDs, played fine. The CDs are fine (no fingerprints or scratches to speak of). Does anyone else have problems playing CDs with their RP91.

    Bonus problem: I was trying to check what was going on with my sub due to what I've found with one of two DVD-Audio discs I have, Bach: Organ Spectacular (Ton Koopman). I'm getting absolutely ZERO output from my sub with this disc, regardless of settings in the RP91. I am getting sub output with the other DVD-A disc (Bela Fleck), so it's not the sub. Anyone have this disc too by any chance? Can they confirm what I'm (not) hearing?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Marc Rochkind

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    Can't answer the delay question, but the sub question seems to be a matter of bass management. I don't know if this player has it for DVD-Audio. Most of the 1st generation didn't. Or, maybe it is just turned off or set wrong.

    Without this, all that's going to the sub would be the separate bass channel (.1), which on some DVD-Audio discs might be nothing. There is nothing going to the sub in the way of low bass from the other speakers. Your receiver does bass management for Dolby Digital, but probably not for analog input.

    Curious: Why are you using analog output for CDs, and not digital?
     
  3. Chris Vargas

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    I'm not sure of the definition of "bass management" but the RP91 does have a menu where you can set large vs small speakers, and I've set them to small.

    As for why I'm using analog vs. digital, it's strictly convenience. Since the AVR3200 only has DD and not DTS, I thought if I just left it set for the 6-channel analog inputs, and let the RP91 do the decoding, I wouldn't have to keep switching the receiver depending on the soundtrack I pick in a disc.
     
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  5. Elmo

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    how is the rp's built in dd decoder ? any good, i have a technics stand alone dd deocder right now will i see any improvments using the built in decoder of the dvd player
     

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