DVD audio player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by rdt123, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. rdt123

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    Hi all,

    I'm confused at the moment.

    I understand that opt/coax digital leads cannot carry the dvd-a signal and therefore you need 6ch inputs etc, unless of course you set up an ilink network.

    I just bought a dvd-a album and put it in my arcam DV88+. Connected to my AX10i with coaxial connection i get a multichannel DD signal to the amp and music from all the speakers including the sub. I also get the menu screen on the plasma to scroll through, watch documentaries etc. So...

    What exactly am i missing that i would need a dvd-a player eg DV89 to access.

    cheers

    Rob
     
  2. John Dawson

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    What you are hearing is, as you say, the Dolby Digital track which is pretty heavily data compressed, but is included on all DVD-As to ensure compatibility with all DVD players. The sound quality in hi fi terms is OK but nothing special.

    If you had a DVD-Audio player then you would get significantly better sound quality from the same music - what the trade calls High Resolution Audio. You would get this via 6 analogue (phono) cables connected to the multichannel input of your Denon amplifier. A DV89 has bass management, delay and speaker level control so you lose nothing here.

    At its best DVD-A is stunning!

    We can convert your DV88Plus to DV89 spec for IIRC £350 - just £50 more than the difference in retail price between the two models.

    HTH.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     

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