DAD vs DVD-A ???

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  1. Tony Aguila

    Tony Aguila Stunt Coordinator

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    I was checking out the Alan Parsons Project's I Robot album and discovered that this is a DAD, not DVD-A. I'm not clear on the difference(s) but it sounds to me like the former is 2-channel 24/96 stereo.

    My player/receiver setup will do DVD-Audio as well as 24/96 stereo. I'm curious to know if the signal from DADs go through the digital connection, or does it also require the multi-channel direct feed?

    And to Alan Parsons fans out there, have you listened to this album (I Robot)? Is it worth the $30+ for the DAD disc? Will they be coming out with a DVD-A version?
     
  2. HankM

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    If your DVD player can pass 24/96 on the digital out and your receiver or preamp DAC's can handle 24/96 than yes. If your DVD player can not pass it on the digital out than you have to use the analog outputs. I know Pioneer, Sony & Denon allow for 24/96 digital outs. Toshiba & Panasonic do not allow this. I have 2 DAD's and I have to listen with my analog output on my Panny RP-91.
     
  3. Tony Aguila

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    Interesting. I have the Panny RP91 also, and my receiver is the Elite 36TX. But now I'm kinda confused. I don't have any DAD disc to try, but I do have several DVD-As, and whenever I play (Group 1) DVD-Audio without switching my receiver to multi-channel, it defaults to 24/96 stereo.
     
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