Does the B&K resample the sound from the 6 channel external input?

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  1. Dave Dahl

    Dave Dahl Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,

    I've been playing with my new AVR507 receiver from B&K. Fantastic machine. Anyhow, I have noticed that when I use the external 6 channel inputs for SACD it is able to utilize prologic 2, Neo6, Stereo (this on a multichannel SACD), and THX processing.

    I have never known a receiver (with the exception of the AVR 5803) that can resample the hi-resolution audio and perform tricks on it.

    So the question is: does the B&K AVR507 convert the analog signal from the external input into digital form and, if so, will it perform bass management on the sound before it's output to the speakers?

    Why isn't B&K talking about this at all. Nowhere in the literature or online does it mention that the receiver is digitally processing the external input (At least I assume so).

    Any ideas?


    -Dave
     
  2. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Yes, It does all that you have stated. [​IMG]
     
  3. Brian Fitterman

    Brian Fitterman Stunt Coordinator

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  4. Bryce Miner

    Bryce Miner Stunt Coordinator

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    You can do a direct pass through with no processing by selecting 8 speakers.
     
  5. Dave Dahl

    Dave Dahl Stunt Coordinator

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    I cannot seem to select anything more than seven speakers. Any ideas?

    Also the manual seems to indicate that direct pass through is only availible through the 2 channel rca inputs and not the 6 channel direct input.

    -Dave
     
  6. Duke

    Duke Stunt Coordinator

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    you can have direct input of any 2 channel analog input by selecting stereo then direct. The multy channel input is select in the setup menu and as long as the surround processing is not changed on that setup it will be direct all channels passed thru. I don't know how B&K applies processing to the multy channel input. They do make it PCM but do they only take the L&R and throw away the rest or do they combine channels like L+SL+RL+C+S = L and R+SR+RR+C+S = R then apply the processing.
     

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