What Sound Fields do you use with your Pre-Amp??

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  1. Perry Jonkheer

    Perry Jonkheer Second Unit

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    Hello,

    I have read a little on HTF lately about people using the different sound fiends their receiver offers. I'm speaking mainly of movies for this thread. Whenever I watch a movie at home I simply leave my 3803 on ProLogic and let it pick up either the DD or DTS track. Am I missing out on something here? Should I even bother with the other options this receiver offers?

    What sound fields are you guys using and why is my question...

    Thanks in advance,

    PJ
     
  2. Dean_S

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    I only use DD, DTS or DPLII for movies. I only use no surround for music or 6-ch analog for SACD/DVD-A. All the other surround modes are wasted on me.
     
  3. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    Trifield for all stereo presentations on my Meridian 861. Once you go Trifield, you don't go back to "plain old stereo" [​IMG]

    Wow, I can only imagine all the stereo purists freaking out after reading this [​IMG]

    Cheers,
     
  4. PaulDA

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    I use DD or DTS for DVDs that have such tracks, DPLII for those that don't.

    Integra's proprietary mono setting for mono movies (best of the mono options available to me on my receiver)

    Integra's TVStudio for evening news and recent debates. Tried it for fun, liked how it sounded.

    Integra's Enhanced setting with sports. Again, tried it (recommended for sports in owner's manual) and liked it.

    DPLII (movie mode) for all other TV broadcasts.

    DPLII (music mode) for concert broadcasts and non 5.1 DVD concerts.

    Tried DPLII (music) with my two channel material and was ultimately unsatisfied. (prefer discrete to matrixed surround with music unaccompanied by visuals--Sorry John [​IMG])

    I use my receiver's digital (A/D/A) BM/TA with my hi-res player as it gives me a better crossover with DVD-A (80 vs 100) and speaker delay settings with SACD (otherwise not available in my player).

    Oh yeah, All-Channel Stereo during parties.
     
  5. Dave Milne

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    DD movie: DD Logic 7 film
    DTS movie: DTS Logic 7 film
    DD music/concert: DD Logic 7 music
    DTS music/concert: DTS Logic 7 music
    Stereo: 2-channel

    Other than that, I'm with Dean S: I haven't even tried the 40 or so other sound field modes on my Lexicon MC-12!
     
  6. John Garcia

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    I leave it on Auto for everything, and only force to something else when I have a stereo track on a DVD that I can use different DSPs like NEO:6 on. For music, if it's stereo, I listen in stereo.
     
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    I'm very similar to Dave! [​IMG] (I have an MC-8.)

    DD movie: DD Logic 7 film
    DTS movie: DTS Logic 7 film
    DD EX movie: THX Surround EX
    DTS-ES movie: THX DTS-ES
    DD music/concert: DD Logic 7 music
    DTS music/concert: DTS Logic 7 music
    Stereo: 2-channel
    SACD/DVD-A: "5.1", no DSP (although I do copy the surrounds to the rears)
     
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    DD movie: DD Logic 7 film
    DTS movie: DTS Logic 7 film
    DD music/concert: DD Logic 7 music
    DTS music/concert: DTS Logic 7 music
    Stereo: 2-channel, Music Surround or Music Logic. Or my Hi-Fi system.
     

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