How do you know if pre/pro can handle sacd or dvd-a?

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  1. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

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    Hi all..

    Maybe I should put it this way, if a pre/pro does sacd, can it also do dvd-a and vice versa? If not why, and if so what pre/pro does support both formats?

    Hope I didn't open a can of worms, thanks

    R~
     
  2. RicP

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    Rhett,

    Basically if a pre/pro has 5.1 channel inputs it can do either DVD-A or SACD. If it has 2 sets of those inputs it can do both, but if it has only one, you'll need a switchbox or some other way to switch between the two formats if you decide to get both.

    Of course if you're just interested in stereo SACD and not multi-channel, then you want to make sure that the pre/pro has "analog bypass" or "tone direct" mode in addition to the 5.1 channel inputs.

    That way you can run the DVD-A into the 5.1 channel ins, and the stereo SACD into the CD input and set that input to use the "analog bypass" mode.
     
  3. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

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    Thanks for the responce!

    One more question are there any pre/pro's out there that have two sets of 5.1 inputs?

    Thanks

    R~
     
  4. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    Rhett,

    To the best of my knowledge only the top end Denon and some Sony receivers have dual 5.1 inputs.

    I know of no preamp/processors with dual 5.1 inputs.

    Shawn Fogg sells a switch box for around US$200 that can handle this for you. If you dig for his name here or at AVS you can find info on it.

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  5. Rhett_Y

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    John..

    Thanks for the quick responce. I will be digging around for his name.

    Thanks again!

    Rhett
     

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