2-channel/Direct sound mode

You can switch the output sound to 2-channel sound regardless of the recording formats of the software you are using, the playback device connected, or the sound field settings of the receiver.

2ch Stereo (2CH STEREO):
The receiver outputs the sound from the front left/right speakers only. There is no sound from the subwoofer.
Standard 2-channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi-channel surround formats are downmixed to 2-channels.
Direct (DIRECT):
Presets the sound as it was recorded/encoded without adding any surround effects. However, this receiver will generate a low-frequency signal for output to the subwoofer when there is no LFE signals.

When an analog input is selected, this function enables you to enjoy high-quality analog sources.
Only the volume and front speaker level can be adjusted when an analog input is selected.


  • Dolby Atmos is decoded as Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus when [Direct] or [2ch Stereo] is being used.