Originally Posted by reaper12
sorry just getting this straight in my head.
For bitstream out set tmt to HDMI, in asus audio console set to HDMI and number of speakers to 5.1 and channels to 6 (depending on the number of speakers have) and pcm to whatever you want? I use 96Khz.
For PCM out set TMT to 5.1 and what do you change in console?
Or have I got it all wrong? If so can someone post proper settings that I should use in TMT and audio console.
For bitstream out (I actually like to call it passthrough, as does TMT, because it is possible to bitstream outside of exclusive/kernel streaming/passthrough mode) soo...
TMT HDMI; Xonar HDMI - that's it (rest doesn't matter for 'passthrough', you can set it to 2 channels and it wouldn't make a difference - passthrough of the data untouched is passthrough of the data untouched so you're 100% guaranteed bitstreamed data).
PCM: TMT 5.1 or 7.1; Xonar HDMI 5.1 or 7.1 48Khz. (and IMO for the purest sound like that of passthrough, the less DSP/EQ/etc... the better and closer to bitstreaming you get...)
Even leave the volume controls set to max and do the volume controlling with your receiver/pre-pro that way you still might be getting bit perfect transfer, just decoded by the Xonar and not the receiver. Might even be a good idea if you know the soundtrack is at a different Khz to switch the output of the card to it or else it would be resampling. That's what's nice about 'passthrough', there is no 'mights' - it either works 100% guaranteed bitstreamed or it doesn't at all....hehe.
But non-passthrough you always have that possibility that something is getting touched because there is a large space of middle ground
of possible resampling/monkeying between working perfectly right or not at all so it's super hard to know if you're bitperfect unless with the case of a DTS wav file test where you get that guaranteed bitstreamed assurance it's working 100% untouched yes or 100% untouched no with zero middle ground of doubt....