Originally Posted by anteroth
or am i just misunderstanding all the steps the signal take from input and processing in the oppo to ulitmaley reaching my speakers?
no, not really but I don't know what else to say to you that will convince you or give you what you are looking for
do you have the service manual & read the schematics? you asked a question, I gave you the best answer I can. while the 2 ch analog inputs do have ADC's on them so a user can apply surround processing and MCACC, that doesn't mean they are in use, if you select Pure Direct mode, which bypasses functions depending on the type of source.
you either accept the explanations knowledgeable people give you from their own experience & knowledge or you don't. clearly you don't seem to.
I have service manuals for the Pioneer receivers I've owned & own, but I am not one of their audio engineers. so if you need a Pioneer engineer to answer you, you are on your own. all I can tell you from over 8 yrs experience with Pioneer, all 3 flaghip Elite receivers I've owned displayed Analog Direct, turned off all MCACC functions, when Pure Direct is selected on an analog source.edit
- I've just thought of 1 full-proof way you can be guaranteed
that you will get true analog with your 105. Instead of connecting it to the 2 ch CD input, connect it to the front L/R multichannel analog inputs. why? because there are NO ADC's on the multichannel analog inputs at all. Pioneer removed ADC's from multichannel analogs, along with every other company, a few years ago, starting with the SC-37 I believe. there is no way to apply digital processing of any kind. there you have it...
I am done. if you still don't accept answers you're given, I suggest you call Pioneer tech support.Edited by ss9001 - 8/27/13 at 6:20pm