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#311743 - 06/25/10 09:54 AM DLPII or NEO6
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Hi, since I got the VP180, I find myself listening to CDs in these modes and enjoying it (even though I don't have surround yet). I was just wondering which mode do you usually prefer and why. For most of my listening, I prefer Neo6, I think it's sounds closer to 2ch stereo.

Also, I thought that with a center, the main listening position wouldn't be as critical but find that if I shift even a couple of feet to either side, that it sounds already different. Even though I am almost sure that this is normal, I guess I would like to just be reassured that it is.
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#311752 - 06/25/10 10:18 AM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: bdpf]
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That shift is the problem with a horizontal center, limited dispersion to the sides, while a vertical speaker like the M80s has great horizontal dispersiom. So if anything using a horizontal center with these modes increases the need for sweet spot listening.
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#311771 - 06/25/10 11:08 AM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: jakewash]
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Since both Prologic and NEO:6 are both based psychoacoustic modeling, there's no best one. Even more so, you should pick the one that best models what you like to hear. If you prefer NEO:6, then that's the one you should use.

I prefer Prologic IIx, because I do have a 7.1 system, and I like what it does for the surround information extraction better than DTS's offering.
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#311790 - 06/25/10 11:41 AM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: ClubNeon]
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I like Neo:6, myself.
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#311804 - 06/25/10 11:50 AM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: Ken.C]
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I like Neo:6 for 1-2 instruments (except pipe organ) and PLIIx for larger formations. When I had Neural 7.1 available (when using Onkyo and not my d2v), that one was perfect for pipe organ and anything going on on a stage (opera, sacred music).
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#311807 - 06/25/10 11:54 AM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: ClubNeon]
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Yeah, I don't have surround yet, maybe when I will, I'll prefer DLPII.
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#311808 - 06/25/10 11:57 AM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: jakewash]
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
That shift is the problem with a horizontal center, limited dispersion to the sides, while a vertical speaker like the M80s has great horizontal dispersiom. So if anything using a horizontal center with these modes increases the need for sweet spot listening.

Is it also as critical for let's say a bluray concert in True HD?
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#311811 - 06/25/10 12:01 PM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: bdpf]
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I guess I should have worded that for a more general response like:

Anything playing out of a horizontally designed speaker has limitations to it's lateral dispersion, no matter what the source.
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#311838 - 06/25/10 12:40 PM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: jakewash]
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Thanks for the clarification Jay.
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#311844 - 06/25/10 12:54 PM Re: DLPII or NEO6 [Re: bdpf]
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Now to throw a wrench into this idea is the hybrid WT/MW designs that still have good off axis ability due to the vertical design of the tweeter/midrange. I really like the idea Wilson used on their center Dakkon mentioned in the another thread, it has 2 mids under the tweeter flanked by the 7" woofers.
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