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Marantz Receiver: Source Direct or 7.1 for stereo?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Bails, Apr 3, 2005.

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    I have a Marantz SR9300 receiver and am wondering how to get the best out of two-channel stereo. I have a very good cd player and would like to use its dacs etc, and connect to the receiver via analog leads.

    Am I better off connecting to the receiver's 'cd' input, and set it to 'source direct', or should I use the FL and FR of the 7.1 analog inputs? Would one of these options bypass more of the receiver's internal processing than another (I'd like the purest signal possible)?

    Thanks.
     
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    I would use the CD input (purely out of convenience)

    Not familar with the amp, but I don't see how either option would be any different.
     
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    No idea of the Marantz but I think it should support multiple sources for 1 box. I connect my Denon 3910 to Pio. AX-5Ai in this way:
    1. 3910 stereo analog as DVD.
    2. 3910 5.1 analog as Multi-Chan.
    3. 3910 optical as DVD digital in.
    4. 3910 i-Link as i-Link1
    So, if I select the DVD, I can choose amongst the various input, analog, MC, Digital, I-Link etc. The reason I don't connect the analog as CD because the remote won't work if I define a "DVD" as a "CD" (those codes are not the same).
     
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    Definitely 'cd' input, and 'source direct'.
     
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    Agreed. I think either of the options described would give the same result though. :)
     
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    I have the 8500 and best is CD input, quality analogue cables, 'pure direct' and you should also be able to mute the video side as well.


    Save the 7.1 input for SACD or DVDa analogue from universal player.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll stick with cd and source direct.
     

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