My CT-100 Lives, and Lives Large; Still a powerhouse after all these years.
Question: What's the feeling about uncompressed LPCM performance with this unit? In integrating the CT-100 into a 3D capable system, I've had to turn off HDMI sound out in my Blu-ray player settings and settle for optical digital audio (because the 100 doesn't have 3D pass-through). No complaints, but would I have if I heard this system when supplied an uncompressed 5.1 or 7.1 signal? I've listened to 2-channel PCM (via toslink), which is a bit underwhelming missing the surrounds and woofer channels (is that how 2 channel PCM works, or is the signal info from all channels folded into 2 channels of audio at an uncompressed PCM bitrate that can be conveyed over optical?).
My hunch is that it'd probably be difficult to distinguish one of the higher bit-rate versions of DD and DTS contained in Blu-ray HD tracks from lossless 5.1/7.1 PCM on the 100, but I'd like to hear from those who've tried it.
I also have a much newer SONY sytem, an HT-CT660, which is terrific overall (once you learn how it handles in the sonic weeds). But in some ways, the 100 still has its advantages. I think I prefer the dedicated center channel system, for example...along with Pro Logic II as a 2-channel spatializing scheme over whatever proprietary 2-channel surround process SONY features in the newers bars...
Thanks, interested in any feedback...
Last edited by JackN; 07-19-2014 at 11:33 PM.