DD/DTS via optical vs. 5.1 channel bypass

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  1. AlanZ

    AlanZ Screenwriter

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    If I run an optical connection from a Denon 2900 to an Outlaw 950, should there be any sonic differences during DD/DTS playback with that connection vs. using the decoder in the 2900 and running the signal through the 5.1 channel inputs and bypassing the 950 processing??
    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. John Garcia

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    This depends on which has better DACs. I just auditioned the 2900 this past weekend, and I thought the DACs sounded great for music. I would actually expect the 2900 to sound better in this case, though I have never heard the Outlaw.

    There is no reason why you cannot use BOTH. Digital for DVDs, and (multi-channel) analog for CD/SACD/DVD-A.
     
  3. StephenL

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    You should also consider bass management and speaker distance adjustment.
     

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