Pure Direct

rovers77

Standard Member
I have a Marantz 6004 amp. There is a Pure Direct and Source Direct option.

What I was wondering was when I play a CD in my Blu Ray player if I select either of these modes, is it true to say the blu ray player dac is decoding the sound?
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
I have a Marantz 6004 amp. There is a Pure Direct and Source Direct option.

What I was wondering was when I play a CD in my Blu Ray player if I select either of these modes, is it true to say the blu ray player dac is decoding the sound?

No. If the source is connected via a digital connection then the amp's DACs are used and not the DACs within the source. The source's own DACs are only even utilised if using that source's analogue outputs. DAC stands for Digital to Analogue Conversion.
 

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