Originally Posted by batpig
Have you attempted what I suggested to see if you can even hear a difference between 48kHz and 96kHz sample rates, irrespective of Audyssey (which introduces another variable)?
[Sorry for late reply, I am still having trouble navigating the "new" forum using my "old" methods...somehow my page views aren't what I thought and I have bypassed posts.]
Yes, I can easily hear a diff, that is why I use my stereo for them. So that's not the/my question really. Is the diff huge? NO! The 48kHz stuff is fine from a sample-rate perspective. But this is a forum for the nitpickers, almost by definition, those who aren't don't come here or to any other A/V one.
It is the mch audio that I can only use in my mch system which is the question. And I want to use Audyssey. My current pre-pro is not good enough for 96kHz music IMO (I don't like it much at 48 even), even though it can "do" it (and more...IMO there's no point) and thus I was questing for a piece of gear that I assumed would be better overall *if* it did 96kHz Audyssey.
I did not actually expect to get quality music reproduction from my current piece based on previous experience with its ilk, even before I got it, that's not what I got it for. I am looking for that next piece, and was wondering about my options. Obviously if I want to use 96kHz mch sources and keep them there, Audyssey is not an option. Question answered! For now anyway. XT32 does more good than "harm" IMO, so 48kHz is it.
mogorf is right: as far as I can tell, there's no easy way to tell what the sampling frequency is before the final conversion to analog with my gear. I think that's what the guys were getting at, and it's what I'd like to know, for curiosity if no other reason.