Hi I am interested in the above amp but need some info: You have your DVD or CD player connected to the Z9 via coaxial or optical input. When you play a 2 channel PCM stereo source such as a normal CD, does the Pure Direct mode work, and if so, does it output through the front L/R speakers only (because it is a 2.0 channel signal) and ignore the sub channel (as it should)? I have tried this on a 3805: This gives a 2.0 output on pur direct from PCM. On a Denon 1sr, the pur direct from 2 channel PCM also outpus from the sub channel (2.1). Any assistance greatly appreciated. Tom.