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Ambience Effects; Surround Modes - Kenwood VR-509 Instruction Manual

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Ambience effects

This receiver is equipped with listening modes that allow
you to enjoy an enhanced sonic ambience with a variety of
video sources.
In order to obtain the optimum effect from the surround
modes, make sure to input the proper speaker settings
beforehand.

Surround modes

DTS
The DTS multi-channel audio format is available on CD, LD and DVD
software. DTS is a strictly digital format and can not be decoded inside
most CD, LD or DVD players. For this reason, if you attempt to listen to
DTS encoded software through the analog output of your new CD, LD
or DVD player, you will experience digital noise in most cases. This noise
can be quite loud if the analog output is connected directly to a high
power amplification system. Proper measures for playing the digital
output as described below should be taken to avoid this situation. To
enjoy DTS Digital Surround playback, an external 5.1 channel DTS
Digital Surround decoder system or an amplifier with a built-in DTS
Digital Surround decoder must be connected to the digital output (S/P
DIF, AES/EBU or TosLink) of a CD, LD or DVD player.
Center speaker
Subwoofer (SW)*
Front speakers (L, R)
Surround speakers (L, R)
* Optional in this mode.
* LFE = Low Frequency Effects. This channel delivers separate non-
directional bass signals to the subwoofer for more dynamic deep
bass sound effects.
DTS has a .1 or LFE channel.
The indication "LFE" appears in the display when a signal is being
input for this channel.
Manufactured under license from Digital Theater
Systems, Inc. US Pat. No. 5,451,942 and other
worldwide patents issues and pending.
"DTS" and "DTS Digital Surround" are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
© 1996 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby", "Pro Logic"
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential
Unpublished Works. ©1992-1999 Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.
Circle Surround and the
symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
in the United States and selected foreign countries. Circle Surround
technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Dolby Digital
The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1 channels of
digital surround sound from Dolby Digital program sources (such as
Laserdisc or DVD software marked
)
Dolby surround, Dolby Digital provides even better sound quality,
greater spatial accuracy, and improved dynamic range.
Note
Although a full set of speakers (front left, right, and center, surround left
and right, and a subwoofer) is required for true 5.1 channel Dolby Digital
surround sound, this receiver lets you enjoy Dolby Digital (and Dolby
Surround) program sources, even if you connect only the front speakers.
* LFE = Low Frequency Effects. This channel delivers separate non-
directional bass signals to the subwoofer for more dynamic deep bass
sound effects.
Although only Dolby Digital soundtracks incorporate a separate low
frequency channel, connecting a subwoofer will also improve deep bass
performance in the other surround modes.
The indication "LFE" appears in the display when a signal is being input
for this channel.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II was designed specifically to provide a new sense of
spatiality, directionality and articulation of sounds from Dolby Surround
encoded sources (such as video and Laserdisc software marked
design, a matrix surround decoding and the decoding of stereo, full
bandwidth surround outputs. The PRO LOGIC II modes programmed
into this receiver are "MOVIE", "MUSIC" and "PRO LOGIC". The
"MOVIE" mode of the PRO LOGIC II has preset characteristics to
produce a calibrated, high-level surround sound playback while the
"MUSIC" mode has user-adjustable characteristics to offer the optional
controls, like "Dimension", "Center Width" and "Panorama mode" to
allow optimization of the soundfields as desired. The "Dimension"
control allows the user to gradually adjust the soundfield either towards
the front or towards the rear; the "Center Width" control allows various
adjustment of the left-center-right speakers' balance; the "Panaroma
mode" extends the front stereo image to include the surround speaker
for an exciting "wraparound" effect with side wall imaging.
). Compared with previous
Center speaker
Subwoofer (SW)*
Front speakers (L, R)
Surround speakers (L, R)
). This is achieved with an intelligent, built-in feedback logic
Center speaker
Subwoofer (SW)
Front speakers (L, R)
Surround speakers (L, R)
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