Originally Posted by SiriuslyCold
Anyone got an insight into this? Manual on page 14 states
Super Audio CD audio signals are output at 44.1 kHz/16-bit when the HDMI output is used
OK, I haven't actually looked at the manual yet, but that statement worries me, because:
1. Outputting SACD as 16/44.1 PCM would defeat most of the purpose of SACD.
2. I couldn't output SACD as bit stream, because my preamp will not decode DSD.
3. Analog seems like the only legitimate option.However
, if I used analog and applied bass management in the player (which I would), then the signal would have to be converted to PCM first. Doesn't this make you suspect that the 4010 might be converting from DSD to 16/44.1 PCM, processing it, then converting that to analog? How can we know? If so, then it'd be pointless as an SACD player. If it's "universal" and it purports to support high-resolution, why can't it just process (and output) converted DSD at 24/96 or 24/192?EDIT:
One more thing: Any word on this this player making it's way over to the Marantz side?EDIT 2:
Now that I look at the Marantz line, there's a distinct hole between the BD7004 and the UD9004, and one might guess what the "UD8004" will be.