Originally Posted by Daekwan
Anybody considering the new line of recievers by Yamaha. Their 2009 lineup has been announced. I beleive all models support the Silent Cinema (SC) surround sound headphone output.
Yeah, urh, for the price of the higher end of the two PC audiophile sound cards I just ordered to try (the one with built in headphone amp), I could get one of these new Yamahas!
Oh, and it would (probably?) process 7.1 HD audio formats
(7.1 LPCM from PS3 games?!)
and process those HD audio formats, and 5.1 and lower legacy, into Silent Cinema for headphone use. Is that correct?
Hell, just as an HDMI switcher/processor/amp and headphone processor/amp it's worthwhile. A maxi-7.1-headphone amp!
Maybe I'll just keep the base Claro PC card for it's clean digital output and DTS & Dolby Digital Live encoding on the fly, and run that (or, higher end audio from PS3) into the cheapest new Yamaha receiver that supports SC across all these input types. If anyone can confirm please do, thanks.