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D\A converter question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Tamer C, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Tamer C

    Tamer C Agent

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    Hi,

    If a DVD player has a 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter and a Receiver only has a 96kHz one, what does this affect? Does this mean I would be losing out 96kHz of quality?
     
  2. RobWil

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    This might interest you:
    http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/surr.../page_08.shtml

    I'm a little new to DVD-A , but assuming the source recording was 192kHz/24 bit quality, and assuming you were using the receivers DAC's then yes, you would be playing back at a lower resolution than if you used the DVD's DAC's. Would you be able to distinguish the difference? I don't know. I would assume that the quality of the DAC's and supporting circuitry would have something to do with it also. Do a google search on DVD-A or 24 bit Digital to Analog converters and you'll find probably more than you'd care to know!
     
  3. Tamer C

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    Well I thought about this. I'm not sure if any DVD movies use 192khz.. I don't think they do. If I play back SACD, I will have to use RCA analog cables to my receiver, so that means I am using my DVD players DAC and not the receivers. Then it might not make sense to connect my DVD player via digital optical cable to the receiver. What do you think?
     
  4. RobWil

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    I think all of those statements would be accurate. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tamer C

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    Thanks RobWil
     
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    I belive that sacd output will only come through
    the analog outputs not the digital. So I would still
    hook up the optical cable then you can take avantage
    of dd+dts. I belive that they have seperate sections
    for cleaner sound.


    ART
     

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