Originally posted by JasonColemanSo where's the resident expert on this when we need him, Mr.(Europe)? I think we've all read the manual, yet nobody knows for sure what the answer is. I'll be spending some serious time with my 3910/3805 combo this weekend (as I don't have work commitments ), so I'll chime in with what I can discern.
It just goes to show that we should ask questions (even if they're seemingly unnecessary)...it also proves that Denon manuals really do suck (like we needed the proof )!
Been away a while - have been out trying new PJ´s
And since I answerede the multi-ch question without owning the 3910 (just reading the manual) -
now when I HAVE tried it I will have to eat my hat
This is the way I had to connect it to get the best out of the sound - see attatched picture.
1. The black lines symbolize how it should be connected for multichannel with setup item "AUDIO-CHANNEL" set to "MULTI_CHANNEL". In this way the processing is done in the DVD-3910 (delay, speaker size a.s.o.) and the AVR-3805 does not manage the sound further (qith built in EQ and so on). Allthough I am still not sure wheter the L + R out are affected by the processing from the multi channel setup (speaker size, delay and so on)?
With this setup CD, 2-ch SACD, 5.1 channel SACD can be output but only to EXT.IN
2. The red lines symbolizes the alternative setup if you want the 3805 to handle the EQ processing in 2-channel mode and use the best outputs.
In this case you would have to use the inferior FL / FR outputs for multichannel but that would not be my choice since the SACD sound is the superior quality sound which need the best of outputs. Why did they just not make MULT + FL/FR outputs High grade - I mean the multi outputs are AT LEAST (if not more) important to be high grade