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How many interconnects?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by UselessPratt, May 20, 2003.

  1. UselessPratt

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    How many Alog interconnect cables do I need to connect a DVD player that supports CD, SACD and DVD-A to an av amp?? ( ignoring the digital cable) Do I need 8 ( 4 pairs)?
     
  2. jhjerpe

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    This is what I did:

    1 for L&R
    1 for Surrounds
    1 for Centre and Sub

    That's three pairs using my maths.....
     
  3. UselessPratt

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    So normal stereo outputs can be ignored?
     
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    ( What I am trying to get at is that most DVD players have stereo outputs and 5.1 outputs. Do I need to connect the stereo outputs to use the DVD players onbaord DAC when I am playing a CD? Or do those also appear on the 5.1 outputs...as, I guess, front left right????)
     
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    IXOS 175AV 6 RCA to 6 RCA

    Stereo output will just use the Front L & R of these connections while 5.1 will use all. (A neat cabling solutions as well) I use 2 one that supplies 5.1 in for my SACD player & 1 that supplies 5.1 in for my DVD-A.

    No need to connect up the seperate stereo output.
     
  6. MarkE19

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    I don't know if different players are different :confused:
    If I use my DVD to play a CD then I need the sterio connections, otherwise I can only get the digital signal into my receiver.
    But saying that, it might just be that I didn't set the receiver to 'Ext In' :blush: . Will have to try at some time.

    Mark.
     
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    Yep

    Just choose the multi channel input on your amp you have connected from your DVD & it will play back the front L & R channels from that 6 RCA connection for your 2 channel playback (whether 2 channel DVD-A or regular CD)
     
  8. UselessPratt

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    Thanks! That saves two cables then. I like that IXOS 6 way. Neat solution!
     
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    UP have you actually got round to demoing anything yet or are you just getting very confused about it all!
     
  10. UselessPratt

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    You know what? Thanks to all you guys there, I can't actually think of anymore questions right now. The confusion is over! Let the buying begin. Well, actually, there are one or two items I have already bought....
     
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    Good stuff UP, after all this i want to see lots of piccys of your set up!
     

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