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Tony Kwong

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I started this list on AVSforum, but heck maybe someone here has additional models to contribute.
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Most likely nowhere near complete, but here's a listing of some audio equipment that can accept AC-3RF Dolby Digital LaserDisc input. I was searching around on ebay for a while on a processor/prepro/receiver with AC-3RF to replace my super old setup I bought 10 years ago. Even thou I already have multiple demodulators I still rather have one built in at least in this setup. I stumbled on a variety of models in the past months and decided to make a list. Also I added i/o listing to some of them as certain ones may be better in different setups. Maybe someone could find a use for it:)

oh if you buy something listed here and it don't have ac-3rf don't blame me! a reasonable effort is made to correct all mistakes.

Just about every model listed has 1 ac-3rf connector, additional ones will be noted.
If the AC-3RF connector is assignable as a coaxial digital connector that connector will not be listed as a coaxial in the i/o listing.

Demodulators
ada RFD-1(1c out)
B&K DT1 (1c, 1o, 1c out)
EAD Smart Cable (demodulator on a coax cable)
JBL Synthesis RFD-1
Kenwood DEM-999D (1c out)
Kenwood DEM-9991D (1c, 1o, 1c out)
Lexicon LDD-1 (1c, 1o, 1c out)
McIntosh RFD-2 (1c, 10, 1c out, 1o out, 1c out)
Meridian 519 (1c out, 1o out)
Nakamichi DE-1 (1c out)
Pioneer RFD-1 (1c, 1o, 1c out, 1o out)
Sony MOD-RF1 (1c out, 1o out)
Yamaha APD-1(1c out, 1o out)
Yamaha APD-2(1c out, 1o out)

Processor
Angstrom Director 200
Angstrom 195
Denon AVD-2000 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 5.1out, 5.1in)
Harman Kardon ADP-303 (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
JVVC AC-3 Decoder Prototype
Marantz DP-870 (1c, 1o, 5.1out, 5.1in)
McIntosh MAC-3 (4c, 4o, 4c out, 4o out, 5.1 out, 2ch out)
McIntosh MSD4 (4c, 4o, 5.1out, 2ch in)
Onkyo ED-901 (1c/1o, db25 5.1out)
Parasound P/DD 1500 (1c, 1o, db25 5.1out, 2ch)
Parasound P/DD 1550 (1c, 1o, db25 5.1out, 2ch)
Pioneer Elite SP-99D (1c, 1o, LineIn1 L/R, LineIn2 L/R/C/R for ProLogic, 5.1out=L/R/C mono x2/L/R/LFE mono x2)
Pioneer Elite SP-D07 (1c, 1o, LineIn1 L/R, LineIn2 L/R/C/R for ProLogic, 5.1out=L/R/C mono x2/L/R/LFE mono x2)
Pioneer SP-D07 (1c, 1o, LineIn1 L/R, LineIn2 L/R/C/R for ProLogic, 5.1out=L/R/C mono x2/L/R/LFE mono x2)
Rotel RDA 980 (2c, 5.1 out, db25 5.1in)
Sony SDP-EP9ES (1c, 3o, 1o out, 5.1out, 5.1in)
Sony SDP-EP90ES (same as above unit but with MPEG audio decoding for EU)
Sony SDP-E800 (1c, 3o, db25 5.1 out)
Yamaha DDP-1 (1c, 1o, 5.1out)

Preamp
Adcom GTP-740 (4c, 1o)
Adcom GTP-750 (4c, 1o)
B&K AVP 1030 (5c)
Denon AVP-8000 (2c, 3o, 1o out)
Denon AVP-8000DTS (2c, 3o, 1o out)
Denon AVP-A1
Integra RDC-7 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
Kenwood KC-Z1 (4o, 4o, 1c out, 1o out)
Krell Audio+Video Standard
Marantz AV-550 (1c, 1o)
Marantz AV9000 (2c, 2o, 1c out, 1o out)
Linn 5103 (5c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle AVP-9080 (1c, 1o)
Sony TA-E9000ES (3c, 5o, 1o out)
Theta Casablanca (AUX Digital input card, 2 AC-3 RF inputs)
Theta Casablanca II (AUX Digital input card, 2 AC-3 RF inputs)

AV receiver/integrated amp
Denon AVC-A1 (1c, 3o, 5.1in)
Denon AVC-A1D (3c, 5o, 1o out)
Denon AVC-A1SE (3c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A1SE upgrade (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A1SR (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A1SRA (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVC-A10SE (3c, 5o, 1o out)
Denon AVR-3200 (1c, 1o, 5.1in)
Denon AVR-3600 (1c, 1o)
Denon AVR-3600DTS (1c, 1o)
Denon AVR-5600 (1c, 3o, 1o out)
Denon AVR-5700 (3c, 5o, 1o out 7.1in)
Denon AVR-5800 (3c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVR-5800 upgrade (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVR-5803 (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Denon AVR-5803A (5c, 6o, 2o out, 2x7.1in)
Harman Kardon AVR-55 (1c, 1o)
Harman Kardon AVR-75 (1c, 1o)
Harman Kardon AVR-85 (1c, 1o)
Integra DTR-9.1 (5c, 3o, 1c, db25 7.1 in)
Kenwood KRV-990D
Marantz SR-14 (2c, 2o, 1c out, 1o out, 5.1 in)
Marantz SR-14EX (2c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
Marantz SR-14mkII (2c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out)
Marantz SR-18 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 1c out)
Marantz SR-580 (1c, 1o)
Marantz SR-680
Marantz SR-780 (1c, 1o)
Marantz SR-880
Onkyo TX-DS838 (1c, 1o)
Onkyo TX-DS939 (1c, 2o)
Onkyo TX-DS989 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out, db25 7.1 in)
Onkyo TX-DS989v2 (5c, 3o, 1c out, 1o out, db25 7.1 in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10 (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10Ai (3c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10i (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX10i-N (3c, 4o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX5i (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX5i-N (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX5Ai-N (2c, 202o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-AX8 (2c, 3o, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D10EX (2c, 3o)
Pioneer VSA-D10TX (2c, 2o, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D2011-N (2c, 2o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D7 (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSA-D7EX (2c, 3o, 1o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D8EX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D8TX (2c, 2o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-D9TX (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSA-E06 (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSA-E07 (2c, 2o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSA-E08 (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSX-05TX (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSX-07TX
Pioneer VSX-09TX (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSX-27TX (2c, 2o, 1o out)
Pioneer VSX-29TX (2c, 3o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-37TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-39TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-47TX (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSX-49TX (3c, 4o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-49TX upgrade (3c, 4o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-49TXi (3c, 4o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-59TXi (3c, 3o, 2o out)
Pioneer VSX-859RDS (2c, 3o, 2o out, 7.1 in)
Pioneer VSX-908RDS (2c, 2o, 5.1in)
Pioneer VSX-909
Pioneer VSX-909RDS (2c, 3o, 7.1in)
Pioneer VSX-99 (1c)
Pioneer VSX-D3S (1c)
Pioneer VSX-D606S
Pioneer VSX-D906S (2c, 1o)
Pioneer VSX-D99
Sherwood Newcastle R-925RDS (1c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle R-945 (1c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle R-945mkII (1c, 1o)
Sherwood Newcastle R-945RDS (1c, 1o)
Sony STR-DA80 ES (1c, 4o, 1o out)
Sony STR-DA90 ES
Sony STR-DE915 (2o, 2o out)
Sony STR-DE1015G
Teac AG-D9100 (1c, 1o)
Toshiba XB-1507 (1c, 1o)
Toshiba XB-2000 (1c, 1o)
Yamaha DSP-A1 (3c, 5o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha DSP-A2 (1c, 4o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha DSP-AZ1 (3c, 7o, 3o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha DSP-A3090 (1c, 5o, 1o out)
Yamaha DSP-Z9 (3c, 8o, 3o out)
Yamaha RX-V1 (3c, 7o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-V1GL (3c, 7o, 1o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-V1000 (2c, 4o, 2o out, 5.1in)(NOTE: RDS MODEL DOES NOT HAVE AC-3RF)
Yamaha RX-V3000 (not all models have AC-3RF)(2c, 5o, 2o out, 5.1in)(NOTE: RDS MODEL DOES NOT HAVE AC-3RF)
Yamaha RX-V3000GL (not all models have AC-3RF)(2c, 5o, 2o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-Z1 (3c, 7o, 3o out, 5.1in)
Yamaha RX-Z9 (5c, 8o, 3o out, 7.1in)

Optional
Audionet MAPV2 (optional internal AC-3 Demod)
Madrigal Proceed AVP Audio Video Preamp(optional internal AC-3 Demod)
Madrigal Proceed AVP2 Audio Video Preamp(optional internal AC-3 Demod)
Madrigal Proceed PDS Digital Surround Decoder(optional internal AC-3 Demod)
Parasound RFD-1 demodulator (for Parasound AVC-2500 prepro)

unsorted (what are they? RF??) unconfirmed
Sony STR-DA50 ES (4o)
Sony STR-DE725
 

Andy_A

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great list, very thorough. You might even add when a preamp or receiver doesn't have 5.1 inputs, which is a requirement for many. I saw that some had this info listed. I'm pretty sure the Marantz AV 550 and the HK avr-55 don't have 5.1 channel inputs.
 

Grant B

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Tony, great job!


Yes that's true but only 1 RF coaxial AC3 input.

Is there another list of all players with a AC3 out?
 

Tony Kwong

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Andy, the list started when I was trying to replace a preamp and went searching on eBay for used units. The most important thing was that it had AC-3RF, finding model numbers was the most important thing. Some of them dont have much info because I wasn't able to find much. Previously this list had no I/o listings, they were added based on blurry pic on eBay, as well as manuals primarily. When I posted this list on AVSforum about 20 additional models were added by other members, and I added about 30 additional units while it was there. That's why some have i/o, some have partial, some dont have anything listed at all.


Grant
No I dont have a list of players, but that should be pretty easy I think... the main issue I think is that people have this AC-3RF output connector but nothing to plug it in.

also i didn't list a additional coax connector if the unit can toggle between AC-3RF and Digital coax.
 

Tony Kwong

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updated. minor corrections and fixes.

i/o listings for
Adcom GTP-740 (4c, 1o)
Adcom GTP-750 (4c, 1o)
 

Tony Kwong

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added (not all models have AC-3RF) to Yamaha RX-V3000
(NOTE: Yamaha RX-V3000RDS DOES NOT HAVE AC-3RF)
 

Tony Kwong

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Thanks gregg!

I cant believe the 29 is not on the list!!! I accidently left it off when I transcribed list from my notes.

thanks again!

added
 

LDfan

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Add in Harmon Kardon AVR-75. This is still the receiver I use to this day!

Jeff
 

Phil A

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Parasound also had a demodulator that went with their 2500u (?) processor. It is an RFD-1. It probably used the processor power supply as it has an 8 pin DIN type plug in it as well as the coax RF input (I have one laying around).

I believe, but could be wrong, that Audio Design Associates, http://www.ada-usa.com/

also had some equipment at one time.
 

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