Originally Posted by arjun_m28
So Kal what would be the appropriate way to connect this setup without having to use a highend prepro and still make it work? I am not that familiar with the Audyssey so please pardon my ignorance and any help would be greatly appreciated.Regards,
It really depends on your philosophy and goals. The easiest way is simply to do what Neverwinter2 suggests. Buy a high quality AVR, like a Denon 4806, mate it with a suitable Denon or other player that will connect via a digital connection (HDMI, iLink, DenonLink) and be done with it. You might also use it as a pre/pro with external amplification. Simple.
OTOH, if you do not think this is of sufficient sound quality for you, you have a few options:
1. Go with your choice of separates and forget about room EQ. Treat room acoustics directly.
2. Go with a Meridian or Lexicon pre/pro and bear with the extra A/D/A since, at the moment, neither will accept a suitable digital input format. (This is, afaik, so if someone knows more about these, speak up.) I undertand that there's an upcoming TacT device with suitable inputs and room EQ.
3. Find a DVD-A/SACD player which has the BM/level controls you need and carefully place the speakers exactly equidistant from you. You will also need a sub with a phase control since the acoustic distance of the sub/filter will need compensation. A little clumsy.
So, none are optimal but, if you look at the history of new feature implementations, it seems likely that Audyssey or similar will trickle up into high end products.