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#269641 - 2017-11-09 19:16 G92 settings with DSP5200 legacy speakers
Registered: 2013-11-07
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Hi, I have been using an early 800 Reference players as a CD/controller with my DSP5200s & the speakers orange indicator is on (I think indicating that I'm using the speaker's DAC processors).

I have connected a G92 & seem to notice a more fluid, faster 3D sound envelope, but a reduction in bass extension. The unit is set to stereo (not Trifield etc.).

The speaker's orange indicator is off when connecting the G92 (on when I switch RCA lead to the 800 Reference) as I'm using the internal processing setting "On".

I do hope that I'm not talking nonsense here & am sure I'll be corrected if this is the case!

My question - for 2 speaker stereo connection to legacy DSP5200 speakers, is it better to set the G92 to internal processing or to "Off" & use the DSP5200s?

Thank you for your views, knowledge & advice!
Step


207, 208, M60, D600, DSP5000C, DSP5200, 800 Reference, G92, B&W Matrix 804, B&W P4, Thorens TD160 SME 3009 Shure V15, Pioneer PL71 SME 3009 Thorens V15III, Quad 33 control amp, Quad 303 power amp, Quad FM3 tuner, Sony MDS-JB920QS, Sony MDS-JB940QS, AIWA AD 6900II cassette deck, AD-F7700 cassette deck
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#269651 - 2017-11-09 22:26 Re: G92 settings with DSP5200 legacy speakers [Re: Step635]
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If I recall correctly, G92 is limited in processing power. It can’t decode DD or DTS AND upsample to 96kHz. So PCM stereo inputs will turn the light on, bitstream won’t.

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#269661 - 2017-11-10 09:38 Re: G92 settings with DSP5200 legacy speakers [Re: DonRon]
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None of the Meridian processors can decode DD/DTS AND upsample.

But yes, G91/G92 were more like computers on a chip rather than discrete components and as such, there were some compromises in functionality.


Meridian owner since 1992
DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
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#269719 - 2017-11-11 10:35 Re: G92 settings with DSP5200 legacy speakers [Re: Step635]
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Registered: 2013-11-07
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Thank you for your replies. I have now adjusted the settings, connected & the orange indicator lamp is on and bass extension great. Step


207, 208, M60, D600, DSP5000C, DSP5200, 800 Reference, G92, B&W Matrix 804, B&W P4, Thorens TD160 SME 3009 Shure V15, Pioneer PL71 SME 3009 Thorens V15III, Quad 33 control amp, Quad 303 power amp, Quad FM3 tuner, Sony MDS-JB920QS, Sony MDS-JB940QS, AIWA AD 6900II cassette deck, AD-F7700 cassette deck
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#269720 - 2017-11-11 10:52 Re: G92 settings with DSP5200 legacy speakers [Re: Step635]
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You might experiment with the preset. Try Direct instead of Stereo. There is meant to be no difference unless there are subwoofers in the configuration but empirical results can sometimes override manuals.


Various DSP speakers and Meridian processors
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