Mini Glossary for Audio Stream &
Allows you to enjoy 5.1(or 6) discrete channels of high-quality
digital audio from DTS program sources such as discs, DVD
and compact discs, etc. bearing the trademark. DTS Digital
Surround delivers up to 6 channels of transparent audio (which
means identical to the original masters) and results in excep-
tional clarity throughout a true 360 degree sound field. The
term DTS is a trademark of DTS Technology, LLC.
Manufactured under license from DTS Technology, LLC.
The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1
channels of digital surround sound from a Dolby Digital pro-
gram source. If you play DVDs with "
enjoy even better sound quality, greater spatial accuracy, and
improved dynamic range.
Use this mode when playing movie or Dolby Digital 2 channel
which carries the "
" mark. This mode provides the effect
of being in a movie theater or live concert house - an effect with
an intensity which can only be obtained through DOLBY PRO
LOGIC SURROUND. The effect of the front/back/left/right
movement of the sound image, as well as the sense of fixed
position in the sound image, is much clearer and more dynam-
ic than before.
Dolby Pro Logic II creates five full-bandwidth output channels
from two-channel sources. This is done using an advanced,
high-purity matrix surround decoder that extracts the spatial
properties of the original recording without adding any new
sounds or tonal colorations.
The Movie mode is for use with stereo television shows and all
programs encoded in Dolby Surround. The result is enhanced
soundfield directionality that approaches the quality of discrete
The Music mode is for use with any stereo music recordings.
The Matrix mode is the same as the Music mode except that the
directional enhancement logic is turned off. It may be used to
enhance mono signals by making them seem "larger." The
Matrix mode may also find use in auto systems, where the fluc-
tuations from poor FM stereo reception can otherwise cause dis-
turbing surround signals from a logic decoder. The ultimate
"cure" for poor FM stereo reception may be simply to force the
audio to mono.
This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, using 3D Surround
Sound technology, which simulates multi-channel audio play-
back from two conventional stereo speakers instead of the five
or more speakers normally required to listen to multi-channel
audio from a home theatre. This feature works with DVD discs
encoded with Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital audio tracks.
Software with multichannel surround audio signals is played
according to the way it was recorded.
You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one
of the pre-programmed sound fields according to the
program you want to listen to.
A) Using the SOUND MODE button
Each time you press the SOUND MODE button, the
sound mode changes in the following order;
PRO LOGIC → PLII MOVIE → PLII MUSIC →
PLII MATRIX → ROCK → POP → LIVE → DANCE → TECH-
NO → CLASSIC → SOFT → 3D SURROUND → BYPASS ...
ROCK: Reproduces the acoustics of rock music.
" mark, you can
POP: Reproduces the acoustics of pop music.
LIVE: Reproduces the acoustics of a live concert.
DANCE: Reproduces the acoustics of dance music.
TECHNO: Reproduces the acoustics of techno
CLASSIC: Reproduces the acoustics of orchestral
SOFT: Ideal for soft acoustic sounds.
B) Using the
Each time you press the
mode changes in the following order;
PRO LOGIC → PLII MOVIE → PLII MUSIC →
PLII MATRIX → BYPASS ...
(This function is availabe for 2-channel mode only)
When a DVD is inserted.
You can change the sound mode of DVD (Dolby Digital, DTS,
PRO LOGIC, etc.) by pressing the AUDIO button repeatedly
on the remote during playback.
Although the DVD contents differ from disc -to-disc, the follow-
ing explains the basic operation when this feature is used.
Each time you press AUDIO button, the sound mode of DVD is
changed in the following order;
For your reference
• The DVD/CD Receiver memorizes the last mode
settings for each source individually.
• You can identify the encoding format of program
software by looking at its packaging.
- Dolby Digital discs are labeled with the
- Dolby Surround encoded programs are labeled with
- DTS Digital Surround discs are marked with DTS.
When you play sound tracks with 96kHz sampling frequen-
cy, the output signals will be converted to 48kHz (sampling
Sound Mode is not functional if headphones are used.
button, the sound