SACD hookup question

Discussion in 'Music' started by Scott Stephens, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. Scott Stephens

    Scott Stephens Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 23, 1999
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    I had this question in another thread I had started, but I'm afraid no one read it.

    My question is this:

    If i want to listen to a 2 channel SACD, do I need separate connections other than the 5.1 hookup? In other words, if I have my 5.1 analog connections in place, is this enough, or do I need to connect other cables?

    BTW, I have a Denon 3802 and a Sony SCD-CE775. I presently have the 5.1 analog connections running from the CD player to the Ext In inputs on the receiver for multichannel SACDs. For standard CDs, I have the player connected to the receiver via the optical output. The only outputs left on the CD player are the 2 channel analog outputs, to which I have nothing connected. So, basically, my question is do I need these final 2 outputs connected to the receiver for 2 channel SACDs?

  2. Al B. C

    Al B. C Supporting Actor

    Apr 25, 2002
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    Supposedly, you do not have to hook up both sets of connects, but after saying that, I find that my system has more punch when I listen to the stereo track on an SACD through just the left/right connection instead of the 5.1 path.

    I don't know why, it just does.

    I'm using a Sony c555es hooked up to a Sunfire pre/pro & amp with B&W N802's as my front speaks.

    Try it both ways and compare.

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