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2 Channel Dilemma
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Love my AV system but struggling with 2 channel music. To get the best from my amp I can use a pure direct mode, which shuts down the processing and gives me lots of clarity but I lose the sub and the low frequencies as the speakers only go down to 80hz, if I put in stereo mode I get the bass back, but lose the clarity. Any thoughts on how I can get the best of both worlds without spending lots of money?

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Andy 

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

You could try "direct" rather than "pure direct" 

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

Thanks Mark, when I try that the sub also cuts out. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? 

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

On my old Pioneer, Denon & this Yamaha i can tell the sub channel / LFE to come on & overide the 2 channel only out in the Amps menu, can you not do that on the Marantz? 

Speakers - Dali Ikon 6 F L/R, Ikon Vocal 2 MK2 Centre, Ikon 1 Surround, B&W 610 Subwoofer. TV - Calibrated Sony 46" HX853. BDP - Sony mr BDPS790, PS3, PS4. A/V Amp - Yamaha RXV 1073

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

Set the speakers to "small" and use "straight". I find this gives best clarity, even with bigger speakers (Dali Ikon 6). 

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

Thanks f1only, it wasn't an obvious setting on the amp! - I needed to set the bass to LFE + main, rather than just LFE. Who knew! (well you did...)

 

Thanks to Frog and Mark too

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

No problem glad to be of help.

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Speakers - Dali Ikon 6 F L/R, Ikon Vocal 2 MK2 Centre, Ikon 1 Surround, B&W 610 Subwoofer. TV - Calibrated Sony 46" HX853. BDP - Sony mr BDPS790, PS3, PS4. A/V Amp - Yamaha RXV 1073

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

andrew_cawood wrote:

Thanks f1only, it wasn't an obvious setting on the amp! - I needed to set the bass to LFE + main, rather than just LFE. Who knew! (well you did...)

 

Thanks to Frog and Mark too

Ah yeh that's right, I had a quick toggle through after posting my previous note, but as I don't have a sub, it does not come up as an option, glad your sorted too.

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RE: 2 Channel Dilemma

Thanks Mark

Longer term I think I just need better front speakers. Those kef r's sound mighty fine! 

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