Originally Posted by hiimLowell
To listen to 5.1 tracks on SACD and DVD-A can I use an optical audio cable or only multi channel analog cables? Which is better?
Thank you for your time.
For the Hi-res MLP tracks on DVDA or the SACD layer on Hybrid SACD's you cannot use optical out, only analog audio cables (or HDMI if your receiver supports it).
For DD/DTS tracks on DVDA optical is fine. For Hybrid SACD optical will get you the stereo redbook layer.
HDMI or MC Analog is much better as you are accessing the hi-res sections of the discs.