Anything with ilink?

A_Venables

Active Member
At the moment I use my AX10ai with the 868 dvd player using the ilink connection with great effect for cds, dvds and sacds. Is there anything else I can use the spare ilink connections on the amp for?
 

Dutch

Well-known Member
Nope, I'm afraid not. Pioneer have dropped using iLink on their DVD/Blu-ray players and now from their amplifiers, the last one being the monster Susano. They now have multi-channel PQLS on HDMI to replace it.

Steve
 

Buckster

Distinguished Member
At the moment I use my AX10ai with the 868 dvd player using the ilink connection with great effect for cds, dvds and sacds. Is there anything else I can use the spare ilink connections on the amp for?


nope but if you have a HTPC you can use the USB input on the AX10Ai for 8 channel 48khz 16 bit lossless PCM for hi-def material
 

A_Venables

Active Member
nope but if you have a HTPC you can use the USB input on the AX10Ai for 8 channel 48khz 16 bit lossless PCM for hi-def material

Cant make use of that one, I have one of the older, upgraded amps with ilink, but no usb.:rolleyes:
Such a shame I cant make use of a great input:rolleyes:
 

AndyH

Active Member
I've got the opposite problem! I'm using the 868 via iLink to an Ax5i (a combo I really like). I've now got blu-ray via the analogue in, but it's a bit of a compromised experience. So it could be time to upgrade the amp, but that likely means losing iLink (or buying an LX90....)

Buckster - any idea if the USB connection on the Ax5i can be used to similar effect, I suspect it's 2 channel only, but would be nice if otherwise.
 

A_Venables

Active Member
Shame there isnt an ilink to hdmi convertor?!
 

Welwynnick

Distinguished Member
Shame there isnt an ilink to hdmi convertor?!
I don't think its completely impossible, but its very unlikely. As well as transcoding the data itself, the interface would have to support the bi-directional A&M protocol, and I can't see any commerical justification for anyone to do that work.

Nick
 

A_Venables

Active Member
Ive just bought a Marantz MV8300 DVHS recorder, which comes with 2 ilink in/out ports, would this connect to my AX10? It mentions in the manual its used for video/audio and protocol. Any reason why I shouldnt try it?
 

A_Venables

Active Member
I would have thought that this wouldn't work but only a guess.

You were right, tried this today, the AX10i just displayed "no signal", which according to the AX10i instructions means the ilink input info isnt Audio, therefore not compatible.
 

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