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Pioneer VSX-D812 and 2 channel hi-rez audio

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Dave - A

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Posted June 02 2004 - 02:04 AM

Hi everyone,

I have the above mentioned receiver and was wondering about how to hook it up to get the best sound when listening to 2 channel SACD or DVD-A (I don't have the player yet, I'm waiting for the s1500). Should I listen through the 7.1 DVD output or should I have a separate hook up from the mixed 2 channel output?
The receiver will not let you use the loudness or tone controls when in 7.1 mode but will when playing through the 2 channel output. So I was wondering if the sound is down converted through the 2 channel out.


#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted June 02 2004 - 03:55 PM

Try it both ways, kuntry & western. Hook 'em up and see. You'll get the purest sound through the L & R of the 5.1 input but you may not like that if you don't have full-range towers...?
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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Ken Mui

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Posted June 07 2004 - 07:50 AM

This particular unit has a direct mode for 2 channels which bypasses all extraneous bells and whistles like tone control, dsp, etc. It is not usually found in a receiver and moreso in high end preamps, very surprise to find such a feature. Hook it up to analog and this will get you the purist sound you're looking for.