HD-A1 Analogue Audio Outs

hexxed

Novice Member
In the config for the HD-A1 there are settings for speaker distance, crossover etc in the menus. Do i need to set these if they are already set on my AMP?

Sorry for the n00b question, ive been previously stuck with optical only.
 

rover2002

Novice Member
On my receiver i'm useing the DVD-A input so i use the Tosh setup for deley/sound lvl ect for analog.If i use optical then the sound/deley is set in the receiver.Which amp are you using?
 

hexxed

Novice Member
Im using a str-db895, have calibrated sound level etc on the reciever already for optical inputs, being a relatively low end amp, it only has one set of settings, does analogue usually bypass these then?
 

Avi

Distinguished Member
hexxed said:
Im using a str-db895, have calibrated sound level etc on the reciever already for optical inputs, being a relatively low end amp, it only has one set of settings, does analogue usually bypass these then?
Normally the amp will not "process" the ext analogue inputs apart from aplification.

VI
 

rover2002

Novice Member
Most receivers don't have the bass managment through the analog connects, if you do then it should say.If it does'ent say it does then use the A1's bass managment.If your listening to DD+ over optical then its being converted down to DTS.
 

richard plumb

Well-known Member
is it better to use the analogue outs or coax?

Everything is decoded to PCM for mixing sound in the player right? So then its sent down the analogue outs, or re-encoded to high bitrate DTS.

If I used coax (already have a cable sitting there, more convenient), am I losing access to any of the sound formats, or losing noticable sound quality?

My receiver does have 5.1 inputs, its just a question of which to use?
 

fatrich

Active Member
richard plumb said:
is it better to use the analogue outs or coax?

Everything is decoded to PCM for mixing sound in the player right? So then its sent down the analogue outs, or re-encoded to high bitrate DTS.

If I used coax (already have a cable sitting there, more convenient), am I losing access to any of the sound formats, or losing noticable sound quality?

My receiver does have 5.1 inputs, its just a question of which to use?
i am interested in this also,was toeing with the idea of getting a new amp i currently have a denon avr 3802 and i am using a coax cable and the dd+ is being processed as dts

richard
 

rover2002

Novice Member
richard plumb said:
is it better to use the analogue outs or coax?

Everything is decoded to PCM for mixing sound in the player right? So then its sent down the analogue outs, or re-encoded to high bitrate DTS.

If I used coax (already have a cable sitting there, more convenient), am I losing access to any of the sound formats, or losing noticable sound quality?

My receiver does have 5.1 inputs, its just a question of which to use?
You should A/B them Richard.Sometimes i think its mindset that DTS is better as we have had it for so long, not to knock DTS i still like it alot but DD+ has a better imaging field, ay least it seems that way to me.A good example is 'We Were Soldiers', i hear a clear diffrence when i A/B Coax/Analogue.
 

rover2002

Novice Member
fatrich said:
i am interested in this also,was toeing with the idea of getting a new amp i currently have a denon avr 3802 and i am using a coax cable and the dd+ is being processed as dts

richard
I'd wait till next year for a new Amp/receiver, i think there will be more options for HDMI which will also output DD+.
 

PrinZe

Novice Member
I too have hooked my HDA1 up via 5.1 cables and optical for comparisons sake. Just to clarify with you guys though. Do I set the player to PCM or Bitstream for the analogue cables.
 

rover2002

Novice Member
PrinZe said:
I too have hooked my HDA1 up via 5.1 cables and optical for comparisons sake. Just to clarify with you guys though. Do I set the player to PCM or Bitstream for the analogue cables.
Optical has no effect over the anologue so its up to you to either leave the default (bit) or set to PCM on optical.
 
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