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5.1 Analog to Digital Converter?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by DTeuscher, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. DTeuscher

    DTeuscher Auditioning

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    Over the weekend, my old Sony Receiver died and so I picked up an open-box Pioneer VSX-53 for a price I couldn't pass up.
    The new receiver doesn't have 5.1 analog inputs and I have one of those old Sony DVD/CD/SACD 400 disk changers.
    The changer only sends the SACD signal through the 5.1 analog outputs. Regular CDs and DVDs are sent through the digital outputs.
    Does anyone know of a way I can make this work? I searched around and I found digital to analog converters, but not the other way around.
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    It wouldn't matter if you did find one...
    SACD only exists over 6 channel(what you had) or HDMI. (if such thing existed...toslink nor digital coax is capable of 6 channel hi-res anyway)
    It would be less expensive(and yes, I know...400 changer...) to buy a new BD player that you can play them singly on...that you wish to hear 5.1.
     
  3. DTeuscher

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    Thanks for the heads up. I already have a 3D BD player and I checked the specs and it will play SACDs!
    I never even thought to check that.
     
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    We are here to help. By the way, if you have any DVD-A...there are some BD players that play it over HDMI as well(namely the OPPO, but I also know there is at least one Denon that does it...and others, by now. Last I checked was when the Denon/Marantz 1600??? was "new")
     
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    Pioneer has a few BR players that play DVD-A/SACD over hdmi only have hdmi output. 5.1 analogs are also starting to disappear. I think Yamaha did too (BDP-1010). The older Marants VC-6001 universal changer will only play DVD-A through hdmi, not SACD. I bet the Yamaha 950 was the same way (same basic player).
    And those of you with older non-hdmi universal players and a new receiver without 5.1 analogs can at least enjoy 2 channel DVD-A/SACD by connecting the front analog outs to any analog in on the receiver (I think so anyway. I've never tried it myself).
    And as I've mentioned before, all DVD-A's have a 5.1 Dolby Digital layer that can be played through any digital connection (but it won't be hi-resolution).
     
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    That is why I'm glad I care not for 3D. I can buy all the 6 channel I want now. Although the used price on my Denon DVD 3910 has crashed...if I ever decided to sell it.
    Heck. I've got two 6 channel universals collecting dust in a closet...along with an Integra DTR 5.8.
     
  7. Vettaiyan

    Vettaiyan Auditioning

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    Hi,
    I was also looking for a 5.1 analog to digital converter. I upgraded my receiver from Yamaha HTR 5650 to Yamaha RX-V671.
    I use Oppo DV-983H for playing 5.1 encoded Audio CDs. With the receiver upgrade, i'm unable to see the Analog inputs on RX-V671.
    Am looking for 5.1 Analog to Digital (either coaxial, optical or HDMI) converter so that i have all functions on the new receiver without investing on additional 5.1 speaker system.
    Any guidance is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
     

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