Denon 2900 on the way...now what?

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  1. dan-0

    dan-0 Stunt Coordinator

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    I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new-used Denon 2900.

    What will I need to hook up the 2900 to my Denon AVR 2803?

    I suspect that the DACs in the 2900 will be superior to those in my Denon AVR 2803. To that end, I've already ordered a set of analog cables from signalcable . I will continue to use my silver coax from outlawaudio] for DVD.

    What do I need to hook up the DVD-A and SACD? Also, please suggest a good source to pick up the needed interconnects. I'd like to spend around $50-$75 if that is possible. Double that of course if a seperate connection is needed for DVD-A and SACD.

    thanks
    dan
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    Component Video Cables?
     
  3. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    I believe you'll need five analog cable for SCAD and DVD-A (plus one for the sub) to connect from the player to the receiver.....and like John pointed out, good component cables. You've got the coax audio cable so you're all set.

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  4. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    How about a SPL meter to set the sound levels of the 5.1 channel analog output for SACD/DVD-Audio?
     
  5. dan-0

    dan-0 Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the suggestions folks. A few things:

    My Toshiba 32" tv (my next upgrade) does not have a component in, I will continue to use my s-video connection for now.

    I already have a SPL meter and digital video esstionals calabration disk.

    Looks like I need a 6 channel audio cable to hook up the sacd/dvda. I'm just a little confused, 'cause when I look at the pdf file for the 2900 is shows a six connections and seventh if needed. Well, like any good denon manual, it doesn't do a good job of explaining what the seventh connection is for, but I'm guessing it would be if you are connecting video via rca cable and not s-video or component video.

    My second point of confusion is when I go to blue jean cable ,they offer 5, 6, 7, & 8 channel cable.

    Anyway, obviously I'm looking at blue jean cable, but is there any other suggestions where to get my 6 channel cable. I like the blue jean cable, as they add a 'techflex' cable jacket that will keep the cables bundled toghether and help keep everything from being such a cluster**** in back.
     
  6. John S

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    Oooo dan-O You still have the HDTV plunge to take in your future. I will be most curious as to your impressions on SACD and/or DVD-A.
     
  7. Doug_B

    Doug_B Screenwriter

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    Blue Jeans Cable's 6ch set has worked for me and my SACD and DVD-A multich connections. I believe the range of 5-8 cables is there to support the needs of 5.1 and 7.1, including the 5 and 7 channel cases where the customer already owns a sub interconnect. Example: Person has 7.1 receiver with subwoofer interconnect + speaker connections out. Then person gets a 7ch amp and now needs 7 more interconnects.

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