Originally Posted by Baron Blood
Right now I have my Oppo95 connected to my TV through HDMI.
I want to get some powered monitors to connect to my Oppo through the XLR outputs.
I'm using the YAS101 soundbar right now (which will be returned) connected through the optical output of the Oppo and the sound is not in sync with the TV when the TV speakers are on..I'm not sure which one is lagging (sp?)
The reason why I'm concerned about syncing is IF the voices get drowned with the monitors I'd like to turn up the volume of the TV.
I have to agree with Joe. The OPPO BDP-95 is one of the best audio Blu-Ray players on the market (and its still available). It has incredibly good DACs.
So hooking up powered monitors, unless you are using these for studio work, seems a waste. Powered speakers very rarely have the headroom needed to do justice for these DACs. Current day TV speakers are even worse. It's hard to imagine a worse sound than current day TV speakers (perhaps a close'n'play record player, for those who remember that era).
However, you didn't ask us that. So, yes you would need a device that has a variable audio sync hooked up to just the output that has the sync issue. If you try to use the OPPO for changing the sync, then that would likely be applied to all audio outputs. The only thing you have going for you is that the XLR outputs are analog. Therefore you just need an analog delay circuit. Actually you would need an analog delay circuit * 7 (one for each channel).
Unfortunately, changing one audio output is going to change all audio outputs within the OPPO. Changing the video sync is also going to throw off the other audio outputs.
If you still want to pursue this let us know 1) your budget and 2) what all of the audio and video outputs for the BDP-95 are connected to. For instance, HDMI1 goes to ____, HDMI2 goes to ____, analog audio outputs go to powered speakers, digital audio goes to _____, etc It's the only way we can figure out where you could compensate for a delay.