DVD-A on Krell and Trivista and DV-50 question


I went to audition players yesterday and was surprised to see both the Krell and Trivista play DVD-A disks that I brought. I haven't seen much written up about the players' ability to play DVD-A disks. For the Trivista, how does the audio play? I assume its read as SACD, but plays through the CD path. Sounded pretty good (through probably not at the highest SACD resolution). Can these players play the high-resolution 2 channel layers?
Was going to get a DV-50, but the Trivista sounded better to me (I brought a headphone amp and Etys for auditioning).

For those with DV-50s, does the DV-50 have some kind of bass management? Me and my friend had a problem hearing the bass from the DV-50 (on SACD and CD). We were wondering if the unit had bass routed to a subwoofer.
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The Tri-Vista plays DVD-A? News to me and I own one....I'll have to look into that. Yes, it plays high-rez 2 channel, it's a 2 channel only unit.
The Tri-Vista does NOT play DVD-Audio. Gary.
The Trivista played my Buena Vista Social Club DVD-A disk. Sounded pretty good too.
Does it play the disc but at the resolution that a DVD player might (i.e., a 16 bit/44khz version)? I recall reading that SACD players could read DVD discs, but might not be able to get the full 24/96 resolution.
I have owned the DV-50 for about six months, and have never found it lacking in bass. I am using the balanced two-channel outputs. Are you using the player's multichannel outputs in a surround system? I get lots of good tight bass in my two-channel system without utilizing any kind of bass management.
Hey Irishdog, sorry to go off-topic, but Elusive Disc is now taking preorders for the Mercury Living Presence SACDs! Hopefully the delay was just temporary.
I spent today with the DV-50 and the Accuphase DP-77. The bass came through the DV-50 with video off and an aftermarket power cord (listening through a Headroom Cosmic Reference Headphone amp and Ety ER4P headphones). Accuphase was forward and rich. Both sounded good. The Tri-vista had a sweetness to it though. Maybe it was me, but it seemed more "musical"/"magical"... I don't know, maybe it was the glowing feet... but the bass seemed to have a better shape and I seemed to get a better sense of the instruments and their position in the sound field.
BTW, the Accuphase would not read the DVD-A disk (toc error).

Still wonder what I am hearing with the DVD-A disk in the Trivista and also wondering if it would read all DVD-A disks.
The only comment about DVD-A in the manual is that you can connect a DVD-A source to the digital input and use the internal DAC. Perhaps a call to Kervo in Canada at 1.905.428.2800 would answer these questions.

"The Tri-vista had a sweetness to it though. Maybe it was me, but it seemed more "musical"/"magical"... I don't know, maybe it was the glowing feet... but the bass seemed to have a better shape and I seemed to get a better sense of the instruments and their position in the sound field."

My thoughts exactly, even with redbook.
If your DVD-A disc is a hybrid, any CD player will play it, but it is not playing the DVD-A layer.
When it played, the DVD-Video icon was lit. It didn't have the normal CD light on.