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Surround receiver - how are analogue inputs handled
thesurfingalien
post Feb 9 2012, 12:18
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Hi All,

Maybe a strange question, but if I use the analogue surround (x.1) inputs on a surround receiver, will the be passed on to the amps directly, or are they first converted to digital?

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Peter
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probedb
post Feb 10 2012, 09:24
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I'm pretty sure any new receiver, even low priced ones and older models support 8 channel LPCM over HDMI.

My ancient Denon 2805 has analogue inputs which just get passed straight to the amps.
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krabapple
post Feb 11 2012, 23:34
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QUOTE (probedb @ Feb 10 2012, 03:24) *
I'm pretty sure any new receiver, even low priced ones and older models support 8 channel LPCM over HDMI.


Regarding older models, in my experience multichannel LPCM was not very common as a media delivery format -- not sure it is even now. So for employing an all-digital lossless multichannel path, we mainly were served DVD-A (lossless compressed and encrypted, could not be passed until HDMI 1.1 in 2004), and SACD (which isn't PCM, and required HDMI 1.2 , from 2005) then Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio (required HDMI 1.3, from 2006).

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