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Digital Coax or 6 MultiCH-Leads or Optical

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by DangerMouse!, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. DangerMouse!

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    I have recently purchased a Denon 2910 and was wondering how best to connect it to my Yam 2400.

    Would I be better off using

    1 Digital Coax
    or
    6 Multi Channel Leads
    or
    1 Optical lead

    thks

    p.s. I don't have any DVD-A's at the moment so am just using it for standard DVD's
     
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    It depends on the distance between the amp and dvd. For 2 metres or shorter the co-ax is supposed to be better. for longer runs the optical connect is supposed to be better. cant say as i can tell much difference myself. for dvd audio you will have to use 6 analogue leads.
     
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    Use digital coax or optical for best quality...

    ... plus less mess!
     
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    Sorry to butt in, but at the risk of Nick_Uk appearing, if it is a digital out why is there a difference between coax and optical performance? This is baring on mind the recent posts about coat hangers etc in the cable forum - digital is either on or off. I've tried both on my player amp combo and being a numptie can't really tell the difference - perhaps I should have used the coat hanger?
     
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    Thanks Guys

    p.s. Coat hanager? I'll have to check out that thread
     
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    If you have a friendly dealer, borrow one of each and see which works best
     
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    I have the same amp and dvd as you. For DVD I use Co-Ax. I got a £50 RRP 1m Ixos one from Ebay (fillyourboots) for £29. Am very pleased with it and the sound quality is noticeably better than the £20 Cambridge Audio one I used temporarily.
     
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    since the signal is digital it is either there or it is not there... there is no middle ground. i juse use a cheap video phono lead (a yellow one) as it is 75 ohms, the red and whites are 25 ohms i think. i really doubt there is *actually* a difference unless you experience your audio sporadically cutting out. i've not actually researched this, but it is the whole point of digital, it is lossless.
     
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    I would think the DACs on the player are better, at least more up to date, than the receiver´s, as the player does bass management, you should get better sound with 6 analog ICs...

    Otherwise use coaxial...
     
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    Lostinapc,

    I think you need to research that :)

    Cheers, Carl.
     
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    I think we have convincingly proven that any cable will do for the
    digital co-ax. That's of course for cables of less that 30 meters,
    where as you already know, line impedence and reflections are
    not significant.
     
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    Some of you guys need to get out and try some coax cables, you might be in for a surprise... :rolleyes:

    Start with the reasonably priced Apogee WideEye... :lesson:
     
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    I have read many good things about the Wyde Eye cable but the last time I looked, we cannot buy it here in the UK :(
     
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    Buy it on the net, I garanty you wont be disapointed, US$50... :smashin:
     
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    For $50 it'd be rude not to :D
     
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    Exactly, no risk at all, and it sounds more "analog" than any other coax I tried, including a Siltech I own and wich now connects the cableTV box to the processor... :rolleyes:

    All my friends that tried it kept it in replacement of whatever they had...
     
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    Do you know any good sites that deliver to the uk? :D
     
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    I also use Apogee WideEye balanced XLR connecting the processor to the powers, very good too... :smashin:
     
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    Cheers for that lowrider, will check it out :thumbsup:
     

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