Originally Posted by JACZML120
You would need the daughter board with the analog outs and hook up the Z-5500 direct. That would give you the proper 24/96 which the speaker system supports! You cannot get lossless with this speaker system with a dedicated Blu-ray player unless the player had analog outs and you somehow used adapters to hook them up to the 1/8 mini jacks. Your best bet is to use a sound card. By the looks of things, the Azuentech might be a better value especially if you want to use PowerDVD instead.
But isn't that what 6 channel direct is for? To allow any processed sound signal to pass through the speaker system? And what difference would my speakers have compaired to a AVR speaker system? Also I have a dual boot XP/Vista system and I do notice a better audio difference with Power DVD on the Vista OS, "better base and increased volume with no adjustment with the Z5500. So am I missing something here? I am just trying to wrap my head around why only AVR speakers would work and not mine and wether lossless does come out of the daughter card via analog. Here are the specs for the speakers.
Total FTC power: 505 watts RMS
Sub-woofer: 188 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 100Hz, @ 10% THD)
Left/Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1khz, @ 10% THD)
Center: 69 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
Rear Left & Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
Total Peak power: 1010 watts
Maximum SPL: >115 dB
Frequency response: 33 Hz — 20 kHz
Amplifier: Ultra-linear, high-capacity analog
Signal to noise ratio: >93.5 dB, typical 100
Input impedance: 8,000 ohms