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Simultaneous DVD-A and SACD hookup

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Yumbo, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. Yumbo

    Yumbo Well-Known Member

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    hi,

    I have an RP82 with DVD-A and am looking for a 2nd player with progressive scan AND A BUILT-IN SCREENSAVER (to protect plasma), and might as well come with SACD - any recommended players?

    since receivers only have 1 analog 6 channel input - is there a recommended way to hook up both?

    thanks
     
  2. Paul_Medenwaldt

    Paul_Medenwaldt Well-Known Member

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    I also would like to find out if this is possible. I will be getting a SACD player later this year and I already have my DVD player hooked up to 6 analog inputs.

    Is there a switch out there?

    Paul
     
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    Philip,

    Yes you do. I use one of the switchers in my second system, and ordered all the cables I need from Parts Express for somewhere around $40 / 12 pair, including shipping.

    Regards,
     
  7. Craig_Kg

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    Or get a Sony ES or QS receiver....
     
  8. KeithH

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    I use the Radio Shack switch boxes, and they are great. As for cables, it doesn't have to be that big a deal. If you are running separate DVD-Audio and SACD players into a receiver with two sets of multi-channel inputs, you need 6 pairs of cables. If you have separate components and use the Radio Shack switch boxes with a receiver with one set of multi-channel inputs, you need 9 pairs of cables. Unless you are using high-end cables, the extra three pairs shouldn't break the bank. I have separate DVD-Audio and SACD players and a receiver with one set of multi-channel inputs. I gladly bought the Radio Shack switch boxes for $30 and three more pairs of cables. That ran me a lot less than buying a new receiver like the Sony STR-DA4ES.
     
  9. Ron S

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    Or you *could* just connect the SACD player via two channel analog to the receiver, and reserve the DVD-A player for the multichannel inputs. Or vice-versa.

    You'd give up multichannel SACD with the first option. For my own tastes, I find I rarely listen to the multichannel portion of SACD's. The fidelity of the 2 channel output is so good, plus there are numerous 2 channel only SACD's.

    Multichannel makes more sense to me for DVD-A, as you can use the DVD's player's capabilities insofar as DD and DTS tracks.

    Just another option, YMMV.
     

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