Multiple analog inputs? (SACD/DVD + HTPC)

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  1. Joseph S

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    Well, I currently own the Denon 3802 and have added the Pioneer 563A for DVD-A/SACD purposes on my analog ins. However, I would like to use a HTPC with a M-Audio Revolution Audio Card for my DVD/HDTV needs with the same set of ins.

    The problem is how do I incorporate two sets of 5(+).1 analog outputs with a receiver that has only one set of inputs?

    Has anyone come up with a solution for this aside from running two separate receivers?

    Is there a receiver with multiple ins or a preamp that can do this for me?
     
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    Check this page. Brian is using the MCM switch, I think. For 5.1 channels i guess you might need a pair of them?

    Is the DAC on the M-Audio that good that you don't want to connect it to the receiver using a digital (coax or optical) link?
     
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    I seem to recall reading about some high-end preamps having a number of inputs which can be switched around as you like - for example 12 analog inputs you can use 2x5.1 and 1xstereo, or 1x5.1 and the rest stereo.
     
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    Lexicon MC-8
     
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    "The SF and other vendor who's name escapes me are in the $400 range."

    Mine is a little less then half that actually.

    Shawn
     
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    The Denon AVR-5803 definitely seems to fit the task perfectly. Unfortunately, at $3000 it's out of my league at this point. I was hoping for maybe a $400 or less auto or remote switched device like the Audio Authority component/dig video items.
     
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    Looks like it's not available until the middle of the month, but...

    it looks like a winner since I'm not planning on having a 7.1 setup or picking up a $3000 receiver for a few years. Remote option is actally another $100 for $550. Switches 3 components so there's room to expand. [​IMG]

    Thank you.
     
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    I didn't realize the MC-8 had the capability to accomodate two 5.1 inputs by reconfiguring the analog stereo inputs, that is a nice feature I'd like to see on more products. But the MC-8 is way more than I'm willing to spend on digital surround processing.

    What I'd really like to see is more high quality, multi-channel analog preamps introduced. A tube-based analog preamp with two 5.1 inputs, a home theater bypass input, and maybe two or three stereo inputs with one tape loop would be perfect for me. That way I could enjoy my high quality SACD, DVD-Audio, and vinyl sources to the fullest, and just get some cheap HT receiver with all of the latest digital processing for the occasional DVD movie and regular TV watching.

    This would be the best solution for music lovers like myself who don't watch much more than one or two DVD's per month, and who are not too concerned with having the utmost sound quality when watching TV programming.
     
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    I think the Adcom 880 has two sets of inputs.
     
  14. Mark All

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    The Sony STR-DA4ES and STR-DA7ES have dual multi-channel analog inputs. Prices are low.
     
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    The new Sony 5000ES also has 2 multi-channel inputs @ $1500 MSRP, not sure about the 3000ES.
     
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    The McCormack MAP-1 has dual 6 channel inputs and is a very nice analog pre-pro to boot.
     
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    also the Sony str-db1070 and the str-de1075 both have 2 sets of multi-channel inputs. the str-da1es does not but the 2, 3, and 4 es receivers do. Hope this helps
     

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