Surround, Playing modes for different sources

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Basic Operation

Surround

Playing modes for different sources

• The AVR-4806 is equipped with many surround modes. We

recommend using the surround modes as described below
in order to achieve the maximum effect for the specific
signal source.

is a 6.1-channel/7.1-channel surround mode.

Sources recorded in Dolby Digital Surround EX

THX SURROUND EX

(

page 51)

• Maximum performance for playing movies on the AVR-

4806.

DOLBY DIGITAL EX / +PL

II

x

*2

(

page 53)

• This mode is optimized for playing sources recorded in

Dolby Digital Surround EX.

Sources recorded in DTS-ES

DTS-ES DSCRT 6.1 / MTRX 6.1 / +PL

II

x

*2

(

page 53)

• This is the optimum mode for playing sources recorded

in DTS-ES.

ES DSCRT 6.1+THX / ES MTRX 6.1+THX

(

page 51)

• When playing movies, setting this mode sometimes

results in a more natural sound. Select the mode as
desired.

Dolby Digital or DTS Surround (5.1 ch sources)
2 ch sources recorded in Dolby Surround

THX Ultra2 CINEMA

*1

/ THX MUSIC MODE

*1

/

THX Games Mode

*1

/ PL

II

x C+THX

(

page 51)

• These modes are suited for playing 5.1-channel sources

in 7.1 channels. Select the desired surround mode for the
movie and music sources.

WIDE SCREEN

(

page 60, 61)

• Effective for 2-channel sources recorded in Dolby

Surround or for 7.1-channel playback with 5.1-channel
sources.

HOME THX CINEMA (THX 5.1)

(

page 50)

• This mode is optimized for playing 5.1-channel movies.
• For sources recorded in Dolby Surround as well, this

mode provides the same power as with 5.1-channel
sources.

DOLBY DIGITAL / DOLBY DIGITAL+PL

II

x

*2

/ DTS

SURROUND / DTS 96/24 / DTS+PL

II

x

*2

DTS+NEO:6

(

page 53)

• This mode is optimized for playing 5.1-channel or 7.1-

channel music.

• For Dolby Surround recording sources, Dolby Pro-Logic 

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playback is conducted.

Sources recorded in stereo
Sources recorded in monaural

PURE DIRECT

(

page 49)

• By suspending all circuits and processes not required,

analog input music playback can be played with optimum
quality.

DIRECT / STEREO

(

page 49)

• Effective for achieving pure playback.
• If there is no need for tone control or distribution of the

low frequencies in function of the speaker configuration,
select the DIRECT mode to achieve the best sound
quality.

DENON Original Surround Modes

(

page 60, 61)

• Select these for 7.1-channel playback with sources

recorded in stereo or monaural.

• The effects are different for each of the surround modes.

Select the one most suited for the source being used.

DTS NEO:6

(

page 57)

• This is a surround mode for playing 6.1- or 7.1-channel

stereo sources developed by Digital Theater Systems.

• One of two playing modes, MUSIC (for music sources) or

CINEMA (for movie sources), can be selected according
to your preferences.

DOLBY PRO LOGIC 

II

x

*2

(

page 55, 56)

• Developed by Dolby Laboratories, this surround mode

provides 7.1 channel surround sound with conventional
stereo (2-channel) sources.

• Select CINEMA mode for movie surround soundtracks,

MUSIC for music sources, and GAME for 2-channel
game box audio sources.

NOTE:
• Surround modes indicated with an asterisk (*1) require

the use of two surround back speakers.

• Surround modes marked with an asterisk (*2) cannot be

used when the surround back speaker is set to “NONE”.

• The “+PL

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x Cinema” mode cannot be selected when

only one surround back speaker is being used.

• Though we recommend selecting the surround mode as

described above, other surround modes can also be
selected.