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DVD-A and SACD to work in one setup??? (1 Viewer)

Mike Main

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I have a DVD-A plugged into my onkyo 696. If were to get a SACD player how could i do it? Could I get a preamp with multichannel input then go into something else?
Someone must have this problem as well.
Thanks Mike:)
 

Dzung Pham

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There are numerous posts about this on the audio/video sources forum so you should do a search there for more details. You can get a pair of Radio Shack switches if you want to do it on the cheap. Shawn Fogg makes one that sells for about $200 that is apparently pretty high quality. And as merc says, the Sony is probably about as good as you can get.
 

KeithH

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For $30 total, get two Radio Shack A/V switch boxes. The part number is 15-1952. Two switch boxes are necessary to accommodate the multi-channel sources. I use them and detect no sound degradation. Search the Audio/Video Sources board for '15-1952' for more information on how these switch boxes are used.
 

Ken Custodio

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For $30 total, get two Radio Shack A/V switch boxes. The part number is 15-1952. Two switch boxes are necessary to accommodate the multi-channel sources. I use them and detect no sound degradation. Search the Audio/Video Sources board for '15-1952' for more information on how these switch boxes are used.
So you need two boxes since these only have three ins/outs and you have to switch both boxes when you want to switch devices?
 

KeithH

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Ken, you are correct. The Radio Shack switch boxes are not designed for switching of multi-channel audio sources. Rather, they are made for switching of stereo A/V sources. Each input and output on a box has stereo jacks (left and right) and a composite video jack. So, one box controls three channels for multi-channel audio and the second box controls the other three. I use one box for the front left and right channels and the center channel and the other box for the rear left and right channels and the subwoofer. DVD-Audio is source A and SACD is source B. Easy enough.
 

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