01-24-2006, 08:43 PM
Cabinet: Ikea Markor.
Infinity Center Channel
Motorola 6200 STB
Old ass Kenwood 9030 Pro-Logic receiver
A generic Kenwood CD Changer
Some free Panisonic DVD player
Generic Region Free DVD player
01-25-2006, 07:10 AM
The TV is going on the wall, the center channel speaker will get elevated slightly... I'm not sure what to do with the CD player...
One component may go on top of the cabinet, under the center channel, but I'm not sure yet.
01-25-2006, 07:21 AM
You get some sort of a surround effect in ProLogic, but the information is delivered with minimal accuracy. Stick to stereo until you upgrade to a Dolby Digital/DTS receiver.
01-25-2006, 08:50 AM
Could you please explain your reasoning for this?
01-25-2006, 08:59 AM
01-26-2006, 07:11 AM
PL just takes out important information from the L + R channels and funnels through to the center channel. The center channel is of course mono. Much of your stereo imaging is shot, dynamic range takes a dive and the soundstage gets kicked in the face. It was rubbish when it came out and still is, but it was well marketed and made folks buy more speakers.
15% of the power to the rears, one third of the dynamic range and mono sound to the center channel and rears. WTF?
Dolby Digital sounds a lot better, but it's still massively flawed. Mostly because it uses the same compression rate as MP3, and also because the rear channels effects are regularly poorly mixed.