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USB or NAS drive MCH playback

I recently purchased a Marantz SR6009 for MCH playback, is it possible to playback a 24/96 5.1 interleaved Flac file through a A/V receiver using a USB flash drive or a NAS .
I have tried on the Marantz but says format not playable when I try. I did playback 2-channel no problem.
Not to familiar with A/V receivers does anybody's AVR play MCH files back?
Because in the owners manual it shows all compatible formats (Flac, Wav, etc.) with USB/NAS but doesn't mention if it is compatible with MCH files
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Nope, sorry. D+M AVRs can't decode either multichannel FLAC or DSD. You need to use an external player/decoder device of some kind, feeding the multichannel audio to the AVR over HDMI as LPCM. I use a laptop as an HTPC to do that.

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from your PC do you have a HDMI adapter going to your AVR?
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from your PC do you have a HDMI adapter going to your AVR?
Actually, yes. My 1920x1080 FHD laptop has a DisplayPort output, so I'm using a StarTech passive DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter cable connected to an HDMI cable. It works great. http://www.startech.com/AV/Displaypo...-Cable~DP2HDMI

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Did some research and my DAW does have a ATI 5450 Vid card that has an HDMI output
which I believe will pass a MCH signal I know it will output DTS but not sure Wav or Flac, do you think this is something I should look into?
BTW I found out that the new Pioneer AVR's output Flac and Wav and DSD MCH files through either a USB and there Ethernet connections, should have bought the Elite found out to late
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Did some research and my DAW does have a ATI 5450 Vid card that has an HDMI output
which I believe will pass a MCH signal I know it will output DTS but not sure Wav or Flac, do you think this is something I should look into?
If it supports multichannel DTS, then it should support multichannel LPCM. HDMI doesn't directly support the various computer audio formats like FLAC, WAV or MP3. The media player software has to transcode them to LPCM. Apparently only a couple of players support DSD over HDMI.

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BTW I found out that the new Pioneer AVR's output Flac and Wav and DSD MCH files through either a USB and there Ethernet connections, should have bought the Elite found out to late
Multichannel WAV and FLAC are supported, although not gapless. Only 2 channel DSD is supported. See page 59 of the owner's manual for the 87&89, which I've attached. If their flagship AVR doesn't support it, I think it's safe to assume that the lesser models don't, either.
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not to concerned with DSD to much need to playback flac or wave because it would make it easier to audition after I master them
I would be using either J river or the DTS streaming player through the hdmi
I think it's worth giving it a shot??

The Pioneer supporting Flac and Wav MCH files is worth it to bad though I missed the boat
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How recently did you purchase the 6009? In many cases you can return it within 30 days, no questions asked.

JRiver should have no problems whatsoever playing multichannel audio over HDMI, except, perhaps, for DSD. See http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Con..._a_Home_Stereo

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I will probably solve the whole problem by getting a Oppo 103 which I need any way to play BD's
It will virtually playback mostly everything through the USB and a network connection
I was thinking of returning it like you said and I still have time but if I do get an Oppo there is no reason to.
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Yup, an Oppo would solve the problem.

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