Originally Posted by RickPas
I know I have the 5.1 audio inputs, but the poster had told me for dedicated stereo not to use the Front/Left input in the analog section, but to use a seperate stereo input and set the oppo to stereo in the set up menu..
First, I did not tell you to do what you said I told you. What I told you was that there were 2 ways you could connect, that you had a choice, and I also said that you would probably use the other method of connecting.
Second, a 2 channel input is a stereo input. If it has a different identifying name to the other inputs then it is a separate stereo input.
I'm not familiar with your receiver and I did not try looking it up or checking its connections. I gave general advice figuring you could work it out from there. If it only has 5.1 audio outputs, the 2 options I gave you need to be modified as follows:
Option 1 - a single multichannel connection:
- connect the dedicated stereo DAC outputs on the 105 to front left and front right of a 5.1 set of analog inputs;
- connect the centre, left surround, right surround, and sub of the multichannel DAC outputs on the 105 to the other inputs of the same set of analog inputs on the receiver;
- set Stereo Signal setting in the 105's Audio Processing menu to "Front Left/Right".
In the Speaker Configurations settings in the Audio Processing menu, you will also need to set the Down Mix mode to 5.1 channel. I did not mention this in my previous post because I assumed you would be making a 7.1 channel set of connections.
What you are also going to have to do is to set channel trims and a crossover frequency and you have a choice between doing that in the Oppo or in the receiver. Your choice, just follow the instructions for the component that you choose to use. Do not do these settings in both devices.
Option 2- a 5.1 multichannel connection for video and a separate 2 channel connection for music.
- connect the front left, front right, centre, surround left, surround right and sub outputs of the multichannel outputs on the 105 to a single set of 5.1 analog inputs on your receiver,
- connect the stereo RCA outputs from the dedicated stereo DAC in the 105 to a separate 2 channel set of analog inputs on your receiver
- set Stereo Signal setting in the 105's Audio Processing menu to "Down-mixed Stereo".
- in the Speaker Configurations settings in the Audio Processing menu, you will also need to set the Down Mix mode to 5.1 channel.
You are also going to have to set channel trims and a crossover frequency for the multichannel connection and you have the same choice of doing that in the Oppo or in the receiver. Your choice as before, just follow the instructions for the component that you choose to use. Do not do these settings in both devices.
Now, as I said above, what I am telling you is that these are the 2 ways you can choose to connect a 105 to your receiver. You can't connect both ways, it has to be one or the other. It is your choice as to which one you select, I am not telling you which way to do it. It is up to you to work out which of the 2 ways best meets your needs and how you want to use your system. A 105/105D can be a challenging device to connect because it provides options that most other players do not and that means that you have to make choices. I left those choices to you in my earlier post, and I'm still leaving them to you in this post.