Arcam AVR400 & 4K AppleTV music sounds flat

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  1. drekka

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    Hi All, I recently updated to a 4K Apple TV which only has a single HMDI output. I plugged that into my Sony 4K 8415 TV which then passes the audio to the AVR400.

    I've run all the room setup stuff (several times playing with this) and movies and tv sound fine.

    But when I play music through the AppleTV it always sounds flat with little treble. I think the culprit is that the Arcam is expecting movie audio and even though it gets digital stereo from the AppleTV (Via the TV), it's running it though the room setup processing which makes it sound rubbish.

    As the Apple TV only has the one output I'm trying to figure out the best way to wire all this up and what settings to use.

    Any advice?
     
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    Is the Arcam on your home network? If so can you stream music to it directly via uPnP / DLNA, does it sound any better than when going through your TV via the Apple TV?
     
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    Assuming you set the Arcam sound decoder MODE to Stereo then I would start by connecting the Apple TV directly to the Arcam HDMI to eliminate the TV from the equation.
     
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    Although streaming via DLNA will eliminate both the Apple TV and the TV from the equation ;)
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, but I think I'm going to have to find a way to split the HDMI coming from the Apple TV so I can route it to two inputs on the Arcam. One set up for movies, one for audio.
     
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    What is the source of your music on Apple TV please?
     

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