A/V Recievers and their USB Connections?

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  1. Damian Giddins

    Damian Giddins Auditioning

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    I was looking at buying a surround amp which also happens to have a USB connection on it.
    Exactly what can i expect to do with the connection?
    Will it be just an input, or an output as well?
    I.e. will it just let me play stereo through it or can the receiver 'fake' it into 5.1

    The main contender has been the JVC RX-8022R. Sound ok?

    Thanks for any help

    Skiddins
     
  2. DanielSmi

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    I noticed that the Pioneer site says that the VSX-45TX has a USB port on it but can find no info on what it's for. the higher models 47TX and 49TX don't have a USB port but they came out almost a year ago.

    Daniel Smith
     
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    MP3s ????
     
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    MarkO seems to have it right. Crutchfield's sells an HK USB-to-coax adaptor to bring MP3's from a PC to your receiver.
     
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    I 've seen that but I know the 45tx says it doesn't do mp3's. That adaptor is to only transfer it digitaly whcih means the receiver will have to have an mp3 decoder built-in. I thought maybe it was for upgrades or maybe connecting the remote for upgrades kindof like the rs-232 port but faster.

    Daniel Smith
     
  6. Jeff_Blanch

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    Actually the H/K USB adapter can either pass the digital mp3 stream directly to use the receiver's processor (which I think only H/K's own receivers can do) or it will transcode the mp3 to PCM which can be input to any receiver with a digital in (it loos like it uses coax).
    Etronics has it for $120
    http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...50&SVBName=293
     
  7. Kris Coffin

    Kris Coffin Stunt Coordinator

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    FYI

    The Rotel RSP-1066 has the ability to decode raw mp3 format as well. Just my 2 pennies.

    Kris
     

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