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I had posted a thread on this, but just throwing it in here since it's semi PDVD related. I'm on PDVDU9 right now, not sure if 11 is worth it for what I'm trying to do. Ultimately, I want to make sure the LFE track is getting sent properly (+15db) to the subwoofer.
OK, so I currently am using a CEntrance DACmini via USB for basic PC stuff and coaxial for stereo listening.
I run the analog out into a HK3490 stereo receiver. The receiver has dual subwoofer outs, however, they are just HPF - so there are no small/large settings to play with. I am planning on purchasing a Rythmik FV15HP subwoofer in the near future.
I use powerDVD 9 Ultra for watching blu-rays and I really need some help in thinking thru the best way to configure my PC audio to get a full 2.1 movie experience via the DACmini. I can go either USB or COAX, however, I need to make sure that which ever route I go, I will get the full LFE track from PDVD9. The speakers have their own crossover, so I am not concerned about sending LFE signal to them.
So option 1 - USB - windows 7 has the ability for me to configure the speakers as small and then use bass boost enchancement for boosting the 15db to the LFE, I will not have this feature if I set the speakers to large in win7 or use coaxial out.
Option 2 - coax - the DACmini can't decode dolby, etc - just PCM, so I would need PDVD to output PCM, but not sure if it would still send the .1 track in PCM..
can anyone help shed some light on this topic? Thanks!