Originally Posted by mlknez
I will try the files with the listening mode in Direct. That should turn of Audyssey processing. I would think that the bi-amp being disengaged would be a problem with the processor not the Audyssey system itself.
Yep... even in Direct mode with Audyssey off, it still stutters on the hi-bitrate files after 15 seconds. The weird thing is you can stop the song, restart at another point in time, it is fine for 15 seconds again, then it starts to stutter
If I rerip the 6 channel 176.4khz original file instead using 88.2khz, the resulting file is 7.87Mbps and will play just fine.
Another interesting note: It seems that DLNA and USB both have the same limitations of not being able to recognize multichannel files as multichannel and not being able to play any file above 96khz sample rate
So, the question is, where are the limitations coming from and is this truely a hardware limitation or just a series of bugs in the implementation.
Is there anyone with an 80.2 or 5508 that can try this to see if they have the same limitations?
I thought I read in the 80.2 manual that server or USB stick -based files wre limited to stereo-only on the Integra. I expect that the 80.3 is the same. I was not also aware of the 96K limitation. But, I think that's an Integra restriction, not USB. USB will also transmit any hi rez Mch file even beyond 96K, but the Integra is limiting it to stereo. As to whether USB is quick enough to transmit, say, 192K Mch in real time for playback is another question I do not know the answer to. But, we have another way.
A group of friends and I are all using an Oppo BDP-93 with Mch files, which then feeds into the Integra or other prepro via HDMI. We use an eSata connection between the Oppo and the hard drive, which is simple and quite effective. We have done no listening comparisons in Mch, but we did some the other night with stereo CD. We thought playback via the hard drive sounded slightly but noticeably better than playing the disk directly on the Oppo. That was true via HDMI or via coax.
This ends my speculation that the allegedly lower jitter of coax sounds better than HDMI for CD or other PCM. We heard no discernable difference via coax into an Anthem D2V. Hi rez Mch, incidentally sounds great from the hard drive via this eSata/Oppo/HDMI linkage. But, we need to do a listening comparison to silver disk vs. hard drive. I am not expecting much difference, as with CD.