Denon 2802 sampling rate

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    My Pioneer-444 DVD player has an option to output audio at 96kHz for AV amps which have the ability to take it, or I can select the normal 48kHz setting. Does anyone know what is the sampling rate of the Denon 2802 and will it take the 96kHz setting?

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    The 2802 will accept 96kHz information from your DVD player without any problems. 24-bit 96kHz DADs (Digital Audio Discs: conventional DVDs with enhanced resolution uncompressed stereo PCM content) are as rare as hen's teeth these days, so it may not be of much practical use, though.

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    Thanks for the reply, Adam.

    My Pioneer-444 DVD player also has the option to output MPEG bitstream or to convert it to PCM. As you confirmed, the Denon 2802 amp can take a PCM input. Can the amp also take the MPEG input? If so, what's better out of MPEG or PCM audio bitstream?
     
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    The Denon doesn't include MPEG audio processing (very few amplifiers of any sort do). You will need to set the DVD player's audio output handling to MPEG >> PCM.

    This isn't a major loss as the format is essentially dead on DVD; some older DVDs may include MPEG soundtracks, but none are manufactured nowadays. Many of these discs will also include a complementary Dolby Digital soundtrack as well, making the amplifier's lack of MPEG processing ability moot.

    If you do have any DVDs with only MPEG soundtracks (unlikely I would imagine), the soundtrack will be converted to stereo PCM by the DVD player, even if the MPEG soundtrack is multichannel.

    Like DAD 24/96 digital input, internal MPEG processing isn't a feature you are likely to get much use from in any case, even if the Denon had it.

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