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Russ

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Hi all,

Just picked one of these up and running with an Outlaw 950.

I have yet to pick up any SACD software but am currently listening to Redbooks thru an MSB DAC,analog bypass,not bad, but will wait for break in period before any reviews.

What I was wondering,does anybody know the internal crossovers in the 775.

Thanks,

Russ
 

Eujin

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I believe it's at an absurdly high 120Hz, but I'm sure other users like KeithH and Matthew Anker will weigh in on this.
 

Doug_B

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But is this a mandatory crossover? I'm assuming that the unit, by default, supports 6 channel passthrough. I'm asking just to be sure, because I may pick this unit up and compare with the 555ES.

Doug
 

AaronD

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Yes, it has a 6 channel direct mode that doesn't apply any sort of bass management. Also remember, that it doesn't apply any bass management to redbook, only SACD. So, if this is important to you then you may want to invest in an ICBM or make a separate run (digital for instance) to your receiver for redbook.

-Aaron
 

Russ

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Aaron,

I can use the bass management in the 950 which passes everything below 80hz to the sub which is not really ideal in my set-up.I would like to run full range but my center Kef 100 is only good to about 70hz. I guess I'll just experiment.

BTW Best Buy has Heavy Weather a 2 channel SACD by Weather Report for 11.99
 

Matthew Anker

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The internal crossover for SACD is 125Hz if you have the subwoofer port enabled. If you set it to 2CH or MCH DIRECT, the crossover and other DSPs are eliminated from the circuit. This is on SACD only, there is no bass redirection for redbook.
I've always used the crosovers internal to the subwoofer and adjusted it until you barely notice it's even there. Analog is the way to go.
-Matthew Anker
www.SACDmods.com
 

KeithH

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Russ said:

BTW Best Buy has Heavy Weather a 2 channel SACD by Weather Report for 11.99
This disc started showing up at Best Buy stores for $11.99 a few months ago, but they are starting to dry up in my area. In fact, some stores now have copies for $16.99, which is Best Buy's standard price for stereo SACDs.

Russ,

The one thing Sony left out on its multi-channel SACD players is an adjustable crossover frequency. It's somewhat ironic because Sony's ES receivers have the most flexible management of crossover frequencies going (digital domain only). For what it's worth, I use my Sony 'C555ES in direct mode for multi-channel SACD. As was said by others, if you need better bass management for SACD, go with an Outlaw ICBM for $250. It will allow you to adjust the crossover frequencies. Likewise, for CD playback, use the digital output on the 'CE775 and apply bass management through your Outlaw 950.
 

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