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07-31-2002, 01:58 AM
the new sacd and dvd that i just both have 5.1 hookups, can i hook up both with a "Y" splitter in to the one set of inputs on the marantz sr18ex???:confused:
07-31-2002, 03:55 AM
just my idea on it, but why use 5.1 on the DVD? just use the
Dig-Coax, or the Fiber Optic?
07-31-2002, 10:17 AM
You won't get the multi-channel DVD-Audio sound through the digital connection. The regular multi-channel from a video DVD, yes, but not DVD-Audio. You must use the 5.1 analog connections.
I would be inclined to think that a high-quality "Y" cable would work, but it wouldn't be ideal. Depending on the output impedence of the players and how they behave when they're off----you might get some sort of interference--- or it might not work at all. It would be worth a shot. Some sort of switching device would be the best way to go, but again, I'm not sure where you would find one. Perhaps someone on here will know.
07-31-2002, 11:31 AM
i read somewhere that there are 5.1 switchers out there already, altho they may be rare enuff at this point in time that they may cost a bit more than they will a yr from now (or maybe 6 months from now, the way time moves in the a/v world!). i remember when i could locally only find one brand of a/v switcher that had s-video, and now you can get multiple brands at the big chains. i'd just do a google search & see what pops up. someone can make money off it, so it's gotta be out there!
07-31-2002, 05:48 PM
opps my bad I didn't realise the DVD was also a DVD-Audio device<i didn't read properly but hey I was drunk damn it!!!>
I'm holding out on this whole DVD-Audio SA-CD thing for a bit untill I figure out what is gonna be worth it...<I'm still bitter about the DAT and MD thing>
I do have a few DVD audio discs, and I enjoy all of them in 5.1 separation through my nice little fibre-optic cable, but that is because the producers of the disc were kind enough to add a 5.1 track to the DVD.
Not all dvd-audios are like this, but most are.
Is it the super high res that dvd-audio is... no but I can wait.
08-01-2002, 09:42 AM
haroo: I'd think that 5 Y-splits would be your best option. You have a nice system. Don't skimp! There's plenty links around here to Signal cables. I bet Frank could make you some quality suff at a reasonable price. I like this more way more than a switcher. I'd just make sure both aren't powered-up at the same time.
cgravil: I'm still sober and I too didn't realize that it was a DVDA. You were right on the money. Whenever I consider a CD purchase I consider DVDA (DVD playback), but no luck. Glad to hear you're jammin' the ghe...5.1 audio:D
08-01-2002, 05:51 PM
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