Originally Posted by junapalm
Guys, I know this might be a stupid question but please allow me to ask it.
Is there no bass management for the dedicated analogue stereo outputs?
My subwoofer will refuse to sing.
If I set it the crossover directly to 80 hz will that affect the Oppos bass management for multichannel analogue audio?
Help is much appreciated, feel a little lost over here.
The Dedicated Stereo Analog outputs (both the XLR and the RCA jacks) can be configured two ways:
1) The default choice, Stereo Signal DOWN MIX STEREO, configures those outputs to operate independently of any of the Speaker Configuration settings. So, for example, there is no Crossover processing because the Subwoofer output is part of the multi-channel Analog output set and so there would be no place for that steered bass to go.
2) The alternate choice, Stereo Signal FRONT LEFT/RIGHT, configures the Dedicated Stereo Analog outputs for use IN PLACE OF the normal Left Front / Right Front outputs of the multi-channel Analog set. Set this way, the Dedicated L/R outputs respond to ALL the settings that would normally apply to Left Front / Right Front of the multi-channel set. So Large/Small and Crossover frequency applies, and steered bass gets mixed into the Subwoofer output of the multi-channel Analog set.
Be aware that there are two restrictions to this:
1) If you are playing an SACD with DSD-Direct-to-Analog Conversion in effect, then no audio processing is possible. This includes no Crossover processing and no down-mixing. The DSD digital audio stream bypasses all processing and goes straight to the DACs. Use SACD Output PCM instead if you need processing.
2) If you are using the Asynchronous USB DAC stereo digital audio input, then no audio processing is possible, again because the 2.0 LPCM digital audio input stream goes straight to the DACs. If you need processing, play your media files using another form of input -- e.g., put them on a hard drive attached to a regular USB port and browse for them using the file browser in the OPPO.