List of AC-3 RF audio gear

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  1. Tony Kwong

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    I started this list on AVSforum, but heck maybe someone here has additional models to contribute.
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    Most likely nowhere near complete, but here's a listing of some audio equipment that can accept AC-3RF Dolby Digital LaserDisc input. I was searching around on ebay for a while on a processor/prepro/receiver with AC-3RF to replace my super old setup I bought 10 years ago. Even thou I already have multiple demodulators I still rather have one built in at least in this setup. I stumbled on a variety of models in the past months and decided to make a list. Also I added i/o listing to some of them as certain ones may be better in different setups. Maybe someone could find a use for it[​IMG]

    oh if you buy something listed here and it don't have ac-3rf don't blame me! a reasonable effort is made to correct all mistakes.

    Just about every model listed has 1 ac-3rf connector, additional ones will be noted.
    If the AC-3RF connector is assignable as a coaxial digital connector that connector will not be listed as a coaxial in the i/o listing.

    Demodulators
    ada RFD-1(1c out)
    B&K DT1 (1c, 1o, 1c out)
    EAD Smart Cable (demodulator on a coax cable)
    JBL Synthesis RFD-1
    Kenwood DEM-999D (1c out)
    Kenwood DEM-9991D (1c, 1o, 1c out)
    Lexicon LDD-1 (1c, 1o, 1c out)
    McIntosh RFD-2 (1c, 10, 1c out, 1o out, 1c out)
    Meridian 519 (1c out, 1o out)
    Nakamichi DE-1 (1c out)
    Pioneer RFD-1 (1c, 1o, 1c out, 1o out)
    Sony MOD-RF1 (1c out, 1o out)
    Yamaha APD-1(1c out, 1o out)
    Yamaha APD-2(1c out, 1o out)

    Processor
    Angstrom Director 200
    Angstrom 195
    Denon AVD-2000 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 5.1out, 5.1in)
    Harman Kardon ADP-303 (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
    JVVC AC-3 Decoder Prototype
    Marantz DP-870 (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
    McIntosh MAC-3 (4c, 4o, 4c out, 4o out, 5.1 out, 2ch out)
    McIntosh MSD4 (4c, 4o, 5.1out, 2ch in)
    Onkyo ED-901 (1c/1o, db25 5.1out)
    Parasound P/DD 1500 (1c, 1o, db25 5.1out, 2ch)
    Parasound P/DD 1550 (1c, 1o, db25 5.1out, 2ch)
    Pioneer Elite SP-99D (1c, 1o, LineIn1 L/R, LineIn2 L/R/C/R for ProLogic, 5.1out=L/R/C mono x2/L/R/LFE mono x2)
    Pioneer Elite SP-D07 (1c, 1o, LineIn1 L/R, LineIn2 L/R/C/R for ProLogic, 5.1out=L/R/C mono x2/L/R/LFE mono x2)
    Pioneer SP-D07 (1c, 1o, LineIn1 L/R, LineIn2 L/R/C/R for ProLogic, 5.1out=L/R/C mono x2/L/R/LFE mono x2)
    Rotel RDA 980 (2c, 5.1 out, db25 5.1in)
    Sony SDP-EP9ES (1c, 3o, 1o out, 5.1out, 5.1in)
    Sony SDP-EP90ES (same as above unit but with MPEG audio decoding for EU)
    Sony SDP-E800 (1c, 3o, db25 5.1 out)
    Yamaha DDP-1 (1c, 1o, 5.1out)

    Preamp
    Adcom GTP-740 (4c, 1o)
    Adcom GTP-750 (4c, 1o)
    B&K AVP 1030 (5c)
    Denon AVP-8000 (2c, 3o, 1o out)
    Denon AVP-8000DTS (2c, 3o, 1o out)
    Denon AVP-A1
    Integra RDC-7 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
    Kenwood KC-Z1 (4o, 4o, 1c out, 1o out)
    Krell Audio+Video Standard
    Marantz AV-550 (1c, 1o)
    Marantz AV9000 (2c, 2o, 1c out, 1o out)
    Linn 5103 (5c, 1o)
    Sherwood Newcastle AVP-9080 (1c, 1o)
    Sony TA-E9000ES (3c, 5o, 1o out)
    Theta Casablanca (AUX Digital input card, 2 AC-3 RF inputs)
    Theta Casablanca II (AUX Digital input card, 2 AC-3 RF inputs)

    AV receiver/integrated amp
    Denon AVC-A1 (1c, 3o, 5.1in)
    Denon AVC-A1D (3c, 5o, 1o out)
    Denon AVC-A1SE (3c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Denon AVC-A1SE upgrade (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Denon AVC-A1SR (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Denon AVC-A1SRA (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Denon AVC-A10SE (3c, 5o, 1o out)
    Denon AVR-3200 (1c, 1o, 5.1in)
    Denon AVR-3600 (1c, 1o)
    Denon AVR-3600DTS (1c, 1o)
    Denon AVR-5600 (1c, 3o, 1o out)
    Denon AVR-5700 (3c, 5o, 1o out 7.1in)
    Denon AVR-5800 (3c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Denon AVR-5800 upgrade (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Denon AVR-5803 (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Denon AVR-5803A (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
    Harman Kardon AVR-55 (1c, 1o)
    Harman Kardon AVR-75 (1c, 1o)
    Harman Kardon AVR-85 (1c, 1o)
    Integra DTR-9.1 (5c, 3o, 1c, db25 7.1 in)
    Kenwood KRV-990D
    Marantz SR-14 (2c, 2o, 1c out, 1o out, 5.1 in)
    Marantz SR-14EX (2c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
    Marantz SR-14mkII (2c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
    Marantz SR-18 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 1c out)
    Marantz SR-580 (1c, 1o)
    Marantz SR-680
    Marantz SR-780 (1c, 1o)
    Marantz SR-880
    Onkyo TX-DS838 (1c, 1o)
    Onkyo TX-DS939 (1c, 2o)
    Onkyo TX-DS989 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out, db25 7.1 in)
    Onkyo TX-DS989v2 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out, db25 7.1 in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX10 (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX10Ai (3c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX10i (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX10i-N (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX5i (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX5i-N (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX5Ai-N (2c, 202o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-AX8 (2c, 3o, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-D10EX (2c, 3o)
    Pioneer VSA-D10TX (2c, 2o, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-D2011-N (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-D7 (2c, 1o)
    Pioneer VSA-D7EX (2c, 3o, 1o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-D8EX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-D8TX (2c, 2o, 2o out, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-D9TX (2c, 1o)
    Pioneer VSA-E06 (2c, 1o)
    Pioneer VSA-E07 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSA-E08 (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSX-05TX (2c, 1o)
    Pioneer VSX-07TX
    Pioneer VSX-09TX (2c, 1o)
    Pioneer VSX-27TX (2c, 2o, 1o out)
    Pioneer VSX-29TX (2c, 3o, 1o out, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSX-37TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSX-39TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSX-47TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSX-49TX (3c, 4o, 2o out)
    Pioneer VSX-49TX upgrade (3c, 4o, 2o out)
    Pioneer VSX-49TXi (3c, 4o, 2o out)
    Pioneer VSX-59TXi (3c, 3o, 2o out)
    Pioneer VSX-859RDS (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1 in)
    Pioneer VSX-908RDS (2c, 2o, 5.1in)
    Pioneer VSX-909
    Pioneer VSX-909RDS (2c, 3o, 7.1in)
    Pioneer VSX-99 (1c)
    Pioneer VSX-D3S (1c)
    Pioneer VSX-D606S
    Pioneer VSX-D906S (2c, 1o)
    Pioneer VSX-D99
    Sherwood Newcastle R-925RDS (1c, 1o)
    Sherwood Newcastle R-945 (1c, 1o)
    Sherwood Newcastle R-945mkII (1c, 1o)
    Sherwood Newcastle R-945RDS (1c, 1o)
    Sony STR-DA80 ES (1c, 4o, 1o out)
    Sony STR-DA90 ES
    Sony STR-DE915 (2o, 2o out)
    Sony STR-DE1015G
    Teac AG-D9100 (1c, 1o)
    Toshiba XB-1507 (1c, 1o)
    Toshiba XB-2000 (1c, 1o)
    Yamaha DSP-A1 (3c, 5o, 1o out, 5.1in)
    Yamaha DSP-A2 (1c, 4o, 1o out, 5.1in)
    Yamaha DSP-AZ1 (3c, 7o, 3o out, 5.1in)
    Yamaha DSP-A3090 (1c, 5o, 1o out)
    Yamaha DSP-Z9 (3c, 8o, 3o out)
    Yamaha RX-V1 (3c, 7o, 1o out, 5.1in)
    Yamaha RX-V1GL (3c, 7o, 1o out, 5.1in)
    Yamaha RX-V1000 (2c, 4o, 2o out, 5.1in)(NOTE: RDS MODEL DOES NOT HAVE AC-3RF)
    Yamaha RX-V3000 (not all models have AC-3RF)(2c, 5o, 2o out, 5.1in)(NOTE: RDS MODEL DOES NOT HAVE AC-3RF)
    Yamaha RX-V3000GL (not all models have AC-3RF)(2c, 5o, 2o out, 5.1in)
    Yamaha RX-Z1 (3c, 7o, 3o out, 5.1in)
    Yamaha RX-Z9 (5c, 8o, 3o out, 7.1in)

    Optional
    Audionet MAPV2 (optional internal AC-3 Demod)
    Madrigal Proceed AVP Audio Video Preamp(optional internal AC-3 Demod)
    Madrigal Proceed AVP2 Audio Video Preamp(optional internal AC-3 Demod)
    Madrigal Proceed PDS Digital Surround Decoder(optional internal AC-3 Demod)
    Parasound RFD-1 demodulator (for Parasound AVC-2500 prepro)

    unsorted (what are they? RF??) unconfirmed
    Sony STR-DA50 ES (4o)
    Sony STR-DE725
     
  2. Andy_A

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    great list, very thorough. You might even add when a preamp or receiver doesn't have 5.1 inputs, which is a requirement for many. I saw that some had this info listed. I'm pretty sure the Marantz AV 550 and the HK avr-55 don't have 5.1 channel inputs.
     
  3. Grant B

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    Tony, great job!


    Yes that's true but only 1 RF coaxial AC3 input.

    Is there another list of all players with a AC3 out?
     
  4. Tony Kwong

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    Andy, the list started when I was trying to replace a preamp and went searching on eBay for used units. The most important thing was that it had AC-3RF, finding model numbers was the most important thing. Some of them dont have much info because I wasn't able to find much. Previously this list had no I/o listings, they were added based on blurry pic on eBay, as well as manuals primarily. When I posted this list on AVSforum about 20 additional models were added by other members, and I added about 30 additional units while it was there. That's why some have i/o, some have partial, some dont have anything listed at all.


    Grant
    No I dont have a list of players, but that should be pretty easy I think... the main issue I think is that people have this AC-3RF output connector but nothing to plug it in.

    also i didn't list a additional coax connector if the unit can toggle between AC-3RF and Digital coax.
     
  5. Tony Kwong

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    updated. minor corrections and fixes.

    i/o listings for
    Adcom GTP-740 (4c, 1o)
    Adcom GTP-750 (4c, 1o)
     
  6. Tony Kwong

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    added (not all models have AC-3RF) to Yamaha RX-V3000
    (NOTE: Yamaha RX-V3000RDS DOES NOT HAVE AC-3RF)
     
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    Pioneer Elite 29 receiver

    great list, thanks Tony!!
     
  8. Tony Kwong

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    Thanks gregg!

    I cant believe the 29 is not on the list!!! I accidently left it off when I transcribed list from my notes.

    thanks again!

    added
     
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    Add in Harmon Kardon AVR-75. This is still the receiver I use to this day!

    Jeff
     
  10. Tony Kwong

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    added also added the digital i/o's
     
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    Great list!
     
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    Parasound also had a demodulator that went with their 2500u (?) processor. It is an RFD-1. It probably used the processor power supply as it has an 8 pin DIN type plug in it as well as the coax RF input (I have one laying around).

    I believe, but could be wrong, that Audio Design Associates, http://www.ada-usa.com/

    also had some equipment at one time.
     
  13. Tony Kwong

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    an update sync

    added toshiba's and moved mcintosh to proper areas.
     

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