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2004 model with Dolby Pro Logic surround sound system. Just bought used and having trouble getting 5:1 DTS CD's to play. Previous owner says he never tried anything but regular CD's. They play fine, both store bought and ones I've burned at home. Surround sound CD's play fine on system in Acura TL. Local dealer says he's heard this before from other owners of Volvo's with this system....says it's a "software thing" as in some play and some don't. Has this come up previously? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Which CD's work in Premium Sound System (denali)

Along with burned CD's (there is a difference....I stick with Memorex, TDK and Target brand...think they are re-branded Verbatim....and avoid Sony) the way the CD is burned also makes a difference. Always finalize (or close) a disc and also try track-at-once and disc-at-once to see if there is a difference. Track-at-once seems to do a bit better for me in my SC-816 and my wife's HU (forget the number but it's in her '04 V70 2.5T), but still the burned disc isn't as good as a store bought one. Also, in regards to software thing, I have better luck with discs burned with Stomp (Varitas) Record Now than with either Nero or Adaptec's products.
 

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Re: Which CD's work in Premium Sound System (denali)

Just want to be clear... <p>Does the HU-803 system take DTS 5:1 commercial CD's or any other type of commercial "surround sound" music CD's (i.e., superaudio duel disk)?
 

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Re: Which CD's work in Premium Sound System (denali)

None of the Volvo stereo's play SACD or DTS (which is dvd). Only regular CDs. They will play the CD side of a dual disk. <p>The "surround" on Volvo surround stereos is Dolby Pro Logic - this is simulated surround created from regular stereo tracks: <br>i.e. not true 5.1 source to 5.1 output but rather 2 channel source to 5.1 channel output.
 

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Re: Which CD's work in Premium Sound System (ss60)

Being a newbie, I double-posted later discovering the technical forum elsewhere on this site. Bottom-line you'r right. It seems that it only plays ordinary 2-channel CD's. Apparently the Acura-Panasonic ELS system is the only one that allows DVD audio playback at this time in cars. I got a taste of how good it sounds, and it's impressive. It's like you're on stage. <p>In a perfect world, the types of discs that work would be communicated to customers, if not in 2004 when it first came out, then certainly as the music industry sold more and more DVD audio CD's. It's shouldn't be this difficult to obtain this sort of basic "technical" information from Volvo--i.e., what type of discs play and what doesn't! <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by denali at 11:17 AM 4-29-2006</i>
 
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