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Cannot seem to get any sound whilst playing an SACD on the Pioneer DV-868AVi

ResB

Novice Member
I can only play the SACD when the DVD player is set to "CD". When I set it to Multichannel or 2ch no sound is heard. The SACD is a hybrid SACD would this be the reason?

Thanks all. :)
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
Have you connected the 5.1 analogue outputs on the dvd player to the external 5.1 input on your amp?
 

MarkE19

Moderator
With the exception of the Pioneer iLink the only way to connect a player to an amp for multichannel music is via the 5.1 analogue connections.
If it is anything like playing a DVD-A disk on my system you have to set the DVD to output via the analogue 6 channel outputs. Set the receiver to the external input and then set the disk to play the SACD multichannel soundtrack.

Mark.
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
didn't i say that?
 

ResB

Novice Member
Originally posted by mjn
Have you connected the 5.1 analogue outputs on the dvd player to the external 5.1 input on your amp?
I believe I have but I will check tonight. It's is likely that I have overlooked something as while I was trying to set it up the lad was trying his best to put the Anthony Gallo Micro speakers in his mouth... :) The buggas got bottom teeth now so it's getting kinda fun... :D

Thanks for all of your replies it sounds like that is the answer. :)
 
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ancientgeek

Guest
The point is licensees aren't permited to emit unencrypted digital out of the player from an SACD source. That would let you make "perfect" copies. So your current choices are encrypted digital from player (via ilink/firewire), or analogue.
 

ResB

Novice Member
Just thought I would reincarnate this thread as I have been away for a while and have just started messing woth the AV equipment again.

I still cannot get SACD to work. I have the DVD player connected to the Receiver via the Anologue 5.1 in/outs. I have set the DVD player to play multichannel SACD (Note...DVD-Audio is also on) and the Receiver is set to 5.1 Anologue.

All I get is the SACD playing but no sound at all. I do not have a Scart connected to the DVD player at all as I understand the Digital Audio Coaxial will provide the 2 Channel Anologue.

Emm, still kind of fluxed with this one..any ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers :smashin:
 

Drd

Well-known Member
Hi ResB I spent at least 2 hours last weekend with a similar problem.I was confident that I had my denon 2910 and 2805 correctly connected but couldn't get a squeak out of the newly acquired sacd DSOTM.I eventually worked out that I had set the HDMI output to multi and that when this is done the 5.1 analogue doesn't output anything.Switched HDMI to 2 channel and voila!Don't know enough about your equipment to know if it may be the same,but it may help.
Regards
Ian
 

ResB

Novice Member
Ah ha....I had done this before but thought that it was only 2ch being fed through the 5 speakers. How can you be sure it's multichannel as oppsed to just stereo?

Just for information I connected a SCART to the Receiver and DVD Player and again got no sound. However, When I selected Advanced Music on the receiver I got sound through all the speakers. I just need to take the SCART out and see if sound still plays without the SCART.

Thanks :)
 

Drd

Well-known Member
ResB said:
Ah ha....I had done this before but thought that it was only 2ch being fed through the 5 speakers. How can you be sure it's multichannel as oppsed to just stereo?

Thanks :)
As far as I understand it if you're playing an sacd disc and your dvd is set to read the sacd layer then all processing should be done by the dvd,none by the amp.This being the case the only 5 channel output should be via the analogue ext.in cabling.So if you've got your amp set on ext in and you've got music from all loudspeakers it's sacd you're hearing.If you're unsure disconnect everything but the sacd cables and see if there's still something to hear. It does sound very different to analogue or digital stereo.
If I'm teaching you to suck eggs ignore the ramble!!
Regards
Ian
 
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