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Any External Processors w/ TrueHD & DTS-MA?

post #1 of 12
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Hi All,

Is any one aware of external, stand alone preamp/processors capable of processing Dolby TrueHD & DTS-MA as of yet? ... whether ones that are already out, planned for release, or rumored? I prefer separates, but I haven't found any info on a preamps w/ the latest & the greatest. Thx!
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Integra DTC 9.8
post #3 of 12
I wish someone would make a processor like the early days of Dolby digital where you connected to the 6 ch input of you existing unit. I use separates and I'm not switch to a receiver and I don't need a full function av preamp.
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Originally Posted by cjmv50 View Post

I wish someone would make a processor like the early days of Dolby digital where you connected to the 6 ch input of you existing unit. I use separates and I'm not switch to a receiver and I don't need a full function av preamp.

Not likely to happen and for good reason. Where would you put the bass management and speaker distance/level settings?
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Not likely to happen and for good reason. Where would you put the bass management and speaker distance/level settings?


In the earliest days of Dolby digital Sony and Pioneer had processor that inputted bitstream and outputted six channel analog. Both the unit had bass managment and speaker settings unlike my Sony BDPS1. I would like something like that because I not dumping my McCormack MAP 1. and I don't need an full function AV preamp. I just want an add on.

Robert
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Originally Posted by cjmv50 View Post

In the earliest days of Dolby digital Sony and Pioneer had processor that inputted bitstream and outputted six channel analog. Both the unit had bass managment and speaker settings unlike my Sony BDPS1. I would like something like that because I not dumping my McCormack MAP 1. and I don't need an full function AV preamp. I just want an add on.
Robert

I know; me, too! But it is not going to happen because the market's economies of scale militate against such a device. More likely, you can buy an inexpensive AVR (with line-level outputs) and use it for such purpose.

BTW, I have a Technics DD/DTS decoder like the ones you mention.
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

I know; me, too! But it is not going to happen because the market's economies of scale militate against such a device. More likely, you can buy an inexpensive AVR (with line-level outputs) and use it for such purpose.

BTW, I have a Technics DD/DTS decoder like the ones you mention.

I had a one that was Pro-Logic Surround !

Your absolutely correct. Buy another receiver that is HDMI 1.3 compliant with Dolby HD and DTS-HD decoding and use it as a HDMI switcher and use its preouts to the 8.1 inputs into existing receiver.
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I had a one that was Pro-Logic Surround !

Your absolutely correct. Buy another receiver that is HDMI 1.3 compliant with Dolby HD and DTS-HD decoding and use it as a HDMI switcher and use its preouts to the 8.1 inputs into existing receiver.

I think will eventually do that once we see how well the next generation of players work with HDMI 1.3 compliant receivers.
post #9 of 12
If you have a pre-amp with the multi channel inputs, what wrong with the decoding being done inside the player?
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If you have a pre-amp with the multi channel inputs, what wrong with the decoding being done inside the player?

Well for me, there are a few specific reasons. But the primary one is that I want to save the analog inputs for SACD. There, I have no alternative connection other than the analog inputs.
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Well for me, there are a few specific reasons. But the primary one is that I want to save the analog inputs for SACD. There, I have no alternative connection other than the analog inputs.

That's not my excuse as I use a Zektor switch to multiply my inputs by 3! However, feeding in the analog really restricts the EQ/BM/Signal management facilities of the pre/pro.
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just came across this thread in a search. Is there any such affordable product yet?
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