SACD/DVD-A player built into receiver

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by David Kyser, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. David Kyser

    David Kyser Agent

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    Looking at upgrading older sound system, done enough research to see that the big problem with SACD and DVD-A is the analog connection to the amp (or receiver) especially if you have a subwoofer. You're options are:
    a)find a universal player which can handle the bass management
    b)find a reciever which converts the analog SACD/DVD-A input back to digital splits the signal (bass managment) then converts back to analog
    c)use an analog crossover (outlaw unit) between the SACD/DVD-A unit and the reciever.
    In my opinion option a) would be the only one which wouldn't compromise the music, but a universal player with flexible bass management is very expensive.

    What about a universal(SACD/DVD-A) player that is built into a reciever that way the the ouput stays digital unitl amplified. Are there any of these, one with flexible bass management?
     
  2. Ernest Yee

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    Maybe you should look into the Sony AVD-S50ES, AVD-C70ES, AVD-S500ES, or AVD-C700ES. They're all digital receivers w/ digital amp sections w/ built in DVD/SACD (No DVD-A b/c Sony is backing SACD). Not sure about the bass management but it should be decent since it's all unit one roof.
     

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