View Full Version : diff between NARROWS and LOWERS?
06-05-2005, 05:53 PM
My Onkyo manual reads this about the Late Night function...
Low: Lowers the dynamic range.
High: Narrows down the dynamic range.
Anyone have any idea what they mean by Lowers vs. Narrows?
06-05-2005, 06:39 PM
Narrowing and lowering are the same thing when referring to dynamic range. Onkyo must have wanted to use 2 different words to describe different levels of function and blew it on this one.
They mean the same thing, the setting for low is simply a smaller level of dynamic compression than the high setting.
I will admit that writing an instruction manual is one of the hardest tasks for writers to do well.
06-05-2005, 06:48 PM
Cool, thanks Dennis.
06-05-2005, 10:00 PM
i don't know about the onkyo, but one other thing that might be helpful for late night might be narrowing frequency response width (20-20k).
where, 'low' might just sqeeze the dynamic range of the volume (softest to loudest) across the entire spectrum proportionally and 'high' might also narrow the frequency spectrum, as in additionally roll off the volume of low frequencies at a sharper rate.
if it has some sort of spectrum analyzer you might be able to see the effect if you loop a short passage or plug in pink noise.
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