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How to strip the LFE audio signal out of an HDMI signal?
EDIT: This thread belongs in the receiver forum - whoops. I can't seem to move it, however.
So here is my challenge:
I've purchased the new Sony HDR-HW700DS wireless surround headset (two of them - so my gf I can watch films together). This thing sounds insanely good and the surround is scary accurate (which brings up another point - why can't Sony figure out how to promote their own products - but that's a different post).
It even does a good job with the low frequency effects, given its 50mm driver. But I'd like more - specifically I'd like to install bass shakers to my sofa.
But how to get the signal to them?
The Sony headphones work as follows:
HDMI signal from video source device is sent to the sony's HDMI switcher box that comes with the headset. Audio is then sent wirelessly to the headset, and video is passed on to the output device (projector). Another option is sending the source device HDMI signal first to a receiver, and then sending audio only to the headphones (via HDMI or optical) via the Sony switcher box.
Are there receivers that can output both the LFE channel to a subwoofer or bass transducer AND send the rest of the audio signal via optical or HDMI on to another device?
"Don't forget that a significant contribution made by the use of high-end cabling is emotional. Knowing that you have the best available causes the listening and viewing to be that much more enjoyable. Observable improvements make it even better."
-From a post on the audio video improvements forum
Last edited by chrisreeves; 06-21-2014 at 02:34 PM.