What the heck does THIS mean anyway!!

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  1. Rod Melotte

    Rod Melotte Stunt Coordinator

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    ust looking at specs to a Yamaha RXV420

    26 SOUND FIELD MODES - INCLUDING 70mm CINEMA DSP, TRI-FIELD PROCESSING DSP*

    Yamaha's exclusive Digital Sound Field Procesing for music recreates the acoustic personalaities of actual concert halls and other venues, such as the Roxy Theater in L.A., village Gate in N.Y., Anaheim Stadium and concert halls and churches in Europe. Other soundfields include N.Y.'s Bottom Lline and Entertainment modes. 35mm and 70mm Cinema DSP multiplies the effects of Dolby Pro Logic and Yamaha DSP to provide the best possible Pro Logic movie theater recreation in your home.
     
  2. Jim_Stu

    Jim_Stu Stunt Coordinator

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    Rod,

    A few years ago Yamaha took a plotting mike to several

    different venues, fired a blast of sound, and recorded

    the resulting echos and reverberations at each facility.

    The different Yamaha DSPs simply add the necessary delays

    & etc to sound like the material is being played in a

    certain 'jazz club', 'consert hall, or whatever.

    In general these DSPs are used when playing two channel

    sources such as CDs and FM radio to expand the sound a

    bit. However, most DSPs add an unatural echo sound to

    vocals. Therefore, several 'experts' will tell you, the

    new Dolby Pro-Logic II decoders are expected to do a

    better job with 2 channel material than the manufacturers

    various DSPs.

    In my house, with my equipment, FM radio sounds 'very

    nice' with the 'jazz club' DSP, and I use '5 channel

    stereo' for VCR tapes and CDs.

    JRS
     
  3. Jim_Stu

    Jim_Stu Stunt Coordinator

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    Dolby Pro Logic II
    btw - More than you ever wanted to know about
    DPLII can be found here (Very Big file):
    DPLII
    JRS
     
  4. Richard Burzynski

    Richard Burzynski Second Unit

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    Yamaha DSPs are loathed by some and loved by others. I can't live without them. OK, maybe that's over-doing it a bit - but I am a big Yamaha DSP fan. These DSP's (Digital Sound/Signal Processing) simulate different environments. You want to listen to a concert CD in concert mode, just press Rock concert, and it simulates a Rock Arena. Simple.

    3 factors to enjoying Yamaha DSP's:

    (1) The Front Effects speakers. They are important in recreating the different venues.

    (2) Many complain about the echo/reverb effects. Too much of it and the whole thing sounds hokey. The higher end Yamaha's allow you to adjust different DSP paramters (including reverb) if you like - to make it more subtle.

    (3) An open mind. I didn't like DSP's until I tried Yamaha's versions. My wife lets me shuffle gear all the time - her one constant request ("command") is that the processor be a Yamaha. I agree. We both really like the DSP's.

    It's a matter of taste. Enjoy.

    Rich B.
     

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