Can I plug my regular CD player into the EXT IN. jacks on my Denon 1802

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  1. Jason Bell

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    I know these jacks are usually for DVD-A and SACD players. But if I connect my CD players analog outs to the Front-Right and the Front-Left EXT IN will this be bypassing all Bass management and be the same as an Analog Direct mode? My manual says that hooking anything to these inputs bypasses all surround circuitry. With my CD player hooked up to my regular analog jacks I kept having to go into system setup to disable the subwoofer everytime I wanted to listen to music because for movies I run my Mains in small with a Sub. So is this the best way to hook up a regular CD player if you dont want any Bass Management? Will this improve sound quality? Thanks.
     
  2. TanD

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    Yes U can use the L & R of the Ext input.

    Another option is that when in Direct mode set the subwoofer level to off (1 click below the min level). It will retain this setting everytime U select direct mode, and your sub will remain for any other mode. (you don't have to go to set up screen to do this).
     
  3. Jason Bell

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    Thanks TanD,

    I tried it and it works perfectly. So now I can change sources from DVD to CD without changing settings. I dont think my receiver has a built in "direct mode" like I've read other people talking about with their receivers. I read the manual cover to cover looking for something like that. Maybe I'm missing something, this is my first digital receiver. I've been reading other posts and I think this is also removing an extra A/D conversion from my sound chain. Thanks again.
     

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