Now I know where I did probably mistake, during demo of 751 , analog connection( 2 channels) with Onkyo 818, we forgot to change set up FROM
BITSTREAM TO PCM, that is why it sounds the same as HDMI connection.
Didn't perform that test because If you use a HDMI cable from a bluray player to the AV, the internal Dac is bypassed and sent straight to the receiver for decoding. The only way to have the Bluray Player decode the sound is to use the Analogue outputs. So my test was conducted using the same source material over a HDMI cable (PC to AV) and then over the Analogue (player to AV).
If the 751 is switched from bitstream to LPCM doesn't that mean the player is doing the decoding regardless if your using HDMI or analogue???
Philips 56PFL9954H, Sky HD, Pioneer SC-LX86, CA 751bd,
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Very likely, PCM would be uncompressed and sent to the AMP. Also other things to check. Turn off Dynamic Range Control and switch to pure audio on the cambridge, this will give a better performance.
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Depends on the AV unit. My pioneer would continue decoding the sound, unless I switch all my speakers to large. Once the Analogue connection is established and Multi Channel chosen then the Cambridge will decode it.
No wonder so many ppl end up in heated debates when it comes to sound :-)
Should I put to PURE DIRECT MODE CA 751 and also ONKYO 818 during the testing ?
Pure direct mode turns off all AV processing, crossovers, display etc. and is suitable for only stereo sound performance. It's good to test for listening to CDs but not while watching movies.
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Tried setting the speakers to large via the avr,but this made no differance so i guess that my yamaha is allowing the oppo to do all procesing.
The analogue sound for movies is fab,but its a shock when i have to litteraly double my normal listening levals when playback is from hdmi.
The avr has scene buttons allowing me to do a side by side comparason of hdmi&analogue sound playback,the difference (apart from hdmi being louder)is that the sabre dacs(oppo)have so much more control than the avr's,there is alot more detail and the sound appears to be alot wider and smoother.
Just my two 'peneth worth
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My thoughts exactly GSB. Now I wonder what difference a more expensive analogue cable would make >)
Glad you are having a good experience.
BigBoss are you referring to the Player option or AV?
When speaking to pioneer they advised me to switch the AV to direct sound mode. Agreed on the bluray side of things for stereo
So a pair of Atlas inteconnects at around £700 a pair should do the trick
how much I have to spent to buy decent analog ( 5.1) cables if I go for CA751 to connect Yamaha 2010 ?
What brand is ok ?
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