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Signal path through amp

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by OldEngland, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. OldEngland

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    During a recent demo of CD players at my local hi-fi shop using a Denon av amp, the assistant explained that most av amps convert all incoming signals into the digital domain and then back into the analog domain before amplifying. I suggested that using the Direct option (as Deneon call it) or the Effect Off (on my Yamahah 795) would avoid this. The assistant said it wouldn't make any diffeence.

    Is this true ?
     
  2. Lowrider

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    My Onkyo receiver set to direct mode would not convert the analog signal to digital, just amplify it, so I used the Arcam internal DACs to convert to analog and feed it to the receiver.

    Now I got the Tag, and it does convert any analog signal to digital, process it and then back to analog, so I just feed digital from the Arcam.

    I would think that the Denon and the Yamaha work like the Onkyo, I know that the Lexicon works like the Tag...
     

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