Tuesday, 01 April 1997
Millennium DTS Decoder/Preamp is a simple black box, offering an
upgrade path for most multi-channel sound systems. Using the
Millennium's multi-channel preamp inputs and outputs, you send the
signal from your current A/V preamp through the Millennium for decoding
and back again. The Millennium offers two digital inputs, coax and
optical (Toslink). A digital output is also provided, which I used to
feed a Theta 396 D-to-A converter (DAC). In the event you don't have a
full five speaker plus subwoofer system, there are dip switches for
down converting the DTS bitstream into a configuration that matches
your system, be it 5.1, 4, or 2 channel.
A set-up CD, with white noise for calibrating each channel, is included
in the packaging. While there is nothing difficult about the set-up,
the manual-only controls mean you have to continually get up from your
listening position to adjust the levels until they are right.
Additionally, the Millennium ...