Originally Posted by Kri
Yes, mch outs go as they are, without processing. And what they are depends of source recording and of Oppo's settings for speaker distances and trim levels. And number of speakers, of course ("Downmix setting").
1) Do the Audyssey calibration and write down resulting speaker distances and trim levels.
2) Set the input for Oppo as "7.1 CH IN" and put Marantz into pure direct mode.
3) Go to Oppo's speaker settings and input Audyssey's values there. (I changed SL, SR and SW levels additionaly according to my personal levels perception)
4) Connect Oppo's HDMI1 output direct to your TV set and use it for watching video recordings.
5) Connect Oppo's HDMI2 output to Marantz (and Marantz to TV) and use it when changing Marantz settings. (I use a separate small LCD for that purpose. And also for monitoring media player when playing audio only, saving that way my big plasma for watching video recordings only).
kri, oppo 105 arrived and setting up.
1) I didn't understand your advice #2) above...How to set oppo as "7.1 ch in"
2) I am using oppo 105 analog 7.1 output to marantz receiver 7.1 ch in.
I think I am getting analog sound passed thru but I am not getting subwoofer sound only left and right speaker without subwoofer.
How do I get the subwoofer to sound in 7.1 or 2 channel analog music playback?
Also how I can play music in the oppo 105 and have the oppo player onscreen be visible?
Seems like pure direct mode not really being used since signal is using 7.1 ch in.
I believe my issue is with how to use the marantz to pass thru analog sound since oppo 105 dac is better.
FYI The analog sound from the oppo dac is sounding quite nice. Finally beginning to understand why people use dacs now. Sounding full like the audussey but unproccessed, clearer, cleaner, more detailed, better imaging, playing back like the recording was meant to be heard.