Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99
^ "Pure Direct" mode is what you want. There's a dedicated button on the remote, and also on the front panel of the unit.
In Pure Direct mode any analog inputs are sent straight to the output section. Digital inputs go straight to the DACs if they are in a supported format (PCM or DSD), but encoded bitstreams obviously still have to be decoded by the DSP.
On previous models Pure Direct disabled the video output as well (to avoid any potential signal interference), but now this is a menu option.
First thanks for taking the time to reply.
Is the above a "generic" diagram?
In theory I get the above, but I do not believe this is happening (or intended) for "all" 2 channel analogue inputs. If it does it gives them the same effect as the 7.1 analog ins on the receiver.
Originally Posted by smitty8451
You will want to use the multichannel analog outputs on the oppo to the analog multichannel inputs on the yamaha and set the oppo to LPCM decoding. I have an oppo BDP-95 hooked up this way and the only thing the yamaha does with this input is volume control.
For the video portion, connect the HDMI output of the oppo to any HDMI input on the Yamaha and on the multichannel input settings menu on the yamaha assign that av input as your video source.
Hope this helps
Ok, now above is exactly what I did previously and would expect that to be true bypass with only the volume pot in the chain.
So as I mentioned two channel being very important, when playing CD's in the modified Oppo the analog out is obviously going into the left/right of the 7.1 inputs and will have just the volume pot in the way
(useful I guess)
With same set up into my Arcam AV9 everything sounds wonderful, as I would expect (or hope) for a £2k modified spinner.
But the same set up with the Yamaha is very different and not so pleasant.
The "ONLY" difference I can see is the volume pots on the two units??
Can a volume pot have such effect to degrade?