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Yamaha S2300 BM for SACD

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by John-Miles, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

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    I am finding that the bass outpout on my player is much much lower in SACD. is there a way to fix this or should i use an attenuator?
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

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    Hee, hee. Pioneer players do the same thing, and everybody thought it was Pioneer's fault. [​IMG]

    But it's not. It's a stupid incongruity between DD/DTS where a 10 dB boost is applied by any processor, vs SACD/DVD-A where it's not.

    Here's what I did: In your processor/receiver, purposefully set the sub level about - 5dB from the speakers. Now, adjust the sub's level control on the sub itself so that you get the right numbers for DD/DTS. Now, if you adjust levels on the Yamaha, you should find that if you have the sub adjusted to about + 5dB compared to the rest of the speakers, you are golden.
     
  3. John-Miles

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    Yeah thanks Kevin, but the problem withthat is on DVD-A the bass is at a great level, its only on sacd that it is lacking... and severely so.
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

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    Well, that's a head scratcher... [​IMG]
     
  5. Keith Mickunas

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    Pump up the subwoofer setting for the SACD side only. That's a completely separate control on the 2300. Adjusting the subwoofer from the DVD menu does nothing to SACD.
     
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    Keith how do i pump up the subwoofer control for the sacd side?
     
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    Switch it to SACD mode, then go into the setup menu. Its explained on pages 31 and 32 of the manual and is a bit detailed for me to explain here. Each increment on the speaker adjustment for SACD is 0.5dB.
     
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    I have not noticed this bass weakness.

    Did anybody buy the $35 test disc from Sony? I've been waiting for opinions. I'd sure like SACD test tones.
     
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    The sub adjustment I found looked linda like a balance for the sub, there was a L and R end to the scale is that what you were refering to?
     
  10. Keith Mickunas

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    John, the test tones and such for SACD are pretty stupid. Its indicating that it puts out a tone via the mains and the sub so you can adjust the sub level. It makes no sense whatsoever. The manual says this for the right rear speaker level adjustment:

    Select BALANCE RS, then press ENTER. The unit displays the following indication, and the left and right main speakers and the right rear speaker output a test tone at the same time.
    L/R - - - + - - - RS

    Moving the slider left and right adjusts the volume of the right surround and does nothing to the mains. Now why anybody would want a test tone out of three speakers at once I have no idea. So choose Balance SW and adjust it. Unfortunately you'll have to do it by ear because its just not real accurate.
     

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