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post #5491 of 5782
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Originally Posted by mt14942 View Post

Does the Marantz player output at 88.2 kHz?
I was hoping someone would answer that. But even if so, we still do not know if the decimation algorithm is identical or not. So it could sound different regardless.
post #5492 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

Thanks for the reply. When you are playing SACD on Marantz into the SP-800, what does the status screen report for sample rate?

And just to confirm, the sonic benefits of Marantz's HDMI also occur when bitstreaming TrueHD or DTS HD MA, not just SAC/PCM, correct?

Roger- as said I am only using the Marantz as a Bitstream player via HDMI and thus far have only listened to the DTS and Dolby lossless codecs and it sounds superior to my ex Oppo . .........I only use the Marantz for Blu ray .
I do not possess a SACD , so cannot comment on the what the SSP800 says on the sample rate .
Be nice if one of our more technical savvy members would put a Marantz UD7007 up against an Oppo for us ?
I like good equipment , have a good ear ( whats' left of them ) a whizz at the fundamentals of setting up and then tweak to my hearts content - I know when what I am hearing is what I like - on the technical front as to what makes the whole thing tick under the hood , afraid a bit useless !
post #5493 of 5782
Roger - found this in the Marantz manual - you can set at a one of three sampling rates :

Down Sampling
Selects the sampling rate
output from the digital audio
out connector.
48kHz/96kHz/192kHz
NOTE
• The audio signal of content protected by copyright protection is
downsampled to a 48kHz, 16 bit signal.
• If the device connected to the unit does not support a 96kHz/192kHz
sampling rate, a lot of noise will be generated from the connected device
if this unit is set to 96kHz/192kHz.

Does this partially answer your question ???
post #5494 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Alsof1 View Post

Roger - found this in the Marantz manual - you can set at a one of three sampling rates :

Down Sampling
Selects the sampling rate
output from the digital audio
out connector.
48kHz/96kHz/192kHz
NOTE
• The audio signal of content protected by copyright protection is
downsampled to a 48kHz, 16 bit signal.
• If the device connected to the unit does not support a 96kHz/192kHz
sampling rate, a lot of noise will be generated from the connected device
if this unit is set to 96kHz/192kHz.

Does this partially answer your question ???
Thanks. But that information relates to the S/PDIF output only. HDMI negotiates such matters automatically.

Hey, you have to try some SACDs! None of your friends can bring one over?
post #5495 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

Thanks. But that information relates to the S/PDIF output only. HDMI negotiates such matters automatically.

Hey, you have to try some SACDs! None of your friends can bring one over?

Haven't got friends!!!

Seriously , never thought of trying the format .....will check with my dealer ...sure they will have .
Was just over in Thailand last week and all the high end stores sell SACDS ....will buy when next over there in a few months time .
post #5496 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Alsof1 View Post

Haven't got friends!!!

Seriously , never thought of trying the format .....will check with my dealer ...sure they will have .
Was just over in Thailand last week and all the high end stores sell SACDS ....will buy when next over there in a few months time .

One of the drawbacks of my Denon A1UDCI Universal BD player was that for SACD it does not output the higher resolution of 88.2 kHz but rather the standard cd rate when using HDMI. Not much of an issue for me as most of my SACD's are 2-channel and I prefer to use the balanced analog outs for all 2-channel. Since I have some interest in possibly getting another player that will give me some of the smart apps and streaming capabilities I was considering the Marantz player I talked with a couple of people in customer service to see if they thought the audio quality would be up to speed with my A1. They both said that they seriously doubted that since the A1 is very much like Marantz's flagship Universal player the UD9004 with a few minor differences. I was hoping that it would be since my A1 is 4 or 5 years old. So it probably does not makes sense to spend that much.
post #5497 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Alsof1 View Post

Haven't got friends!!! Seriously , never thought of trying the format .....will check with my dealer ...sure they will have . Was just over in Thailand last week and all the high end stores sell SACDS ....will buy when next over there in a few months time .

This the first one you should get http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Side-Moon-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B00008CLOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372545558&sr=8-1&keywords=SACD

Or this one http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Arms-20th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B0009A21R6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372545613&sr=8-4&keywords=SACD

Unless you prefer this https://shop.klicktrack.com/2l/102
post #5498 of 5782
I have a 2 y/o SSP800 and the sound suddenly went out yesterday. The receiver made a noise like it does when you change audio inputs. I powered it off and on but still no sound. Any thoughts before the arduous process of shipping back to Classe in Montreal.
post #5499 of 5782
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Originally Posted by jnp31 View Post

I have a 2 y/o SSP800 and the sound suddenly went out yesterday. The receiver made a noise like it does when you change audio inputs. I powered it off and on but still no sound. Any thoughts before the arduous process of shipping back to Classe in Montreal.

Reinstall the firmware. May not work but worth a try...
post #5500 of 5782
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Originally Posted by jnp31 View Post

I have a 2 y/o SSP800 and the sound suddenly went out yesterday. The receiver made a noise like it does when you change audio inputs. I powered it off and on but still no sound. Any thoughts before the arduous process of shipping back to Classe in Montreal.
Mine makes no noise when switching inputs.

Are there any visible changes? Are the display screens normal? Does the status screen still show audio being received?

Are the LEDs inside the case on?

Call tech support before shipping. Where would you be shipping from?
post #5501 of 5782
All lights LED look normal, status screen shows audio being received. No idea how to reinstall firmware but could find out from tech support
Would be shipping from MI but could easily cross border and ship from Windsor Ontario
post #5502 of 5782
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Originally Posted by jnp31 View Post

All lights LED look normal, status screen shows audio being received. No idea how to reinstall firmware but could find out from tech support
Would be shipping from MI but could easily cross border and ship from Windsor Ontario

Did you try rebooting completely?
post #5503 of 5782
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

This the first one you should get http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Side-Moon-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B00008CLOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372545558&sr=8-1&keywords=SACD

Or this one http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Arms-20th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B0009A21R6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372545613&sr=8-4&keywords=SACD

Unless you prefer this https://shop.klicktrack.com/2l/102[/quote

I have Only a handful of m/c SACD's and that is 2 that I do have. Both are very nice surround sound recordings. Two of my favorites is "Avalon" by Roxy Music & Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature".
post #5504 of 5782
Just powering off for 20min then back on
post #5505 of 5782
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Originally Posted by mt14942 View Post

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Originally Posted by wse View Post

This the first one you should get http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Side-Moon-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B00008CLOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372545558&sr=8-1&keywords=SACD

Or this one http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Arms-20th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B0009A21R6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372545613&sr=8-4&keywords=SACD

Unless you prefer this https://shop.klicktrack.com/2l/102[/quote

I have Only a handful of m/c SACD's and that is 2 that I do have. Both are very nice surround sound recordings. Two of my favorites is "Avalon" by Roxy Music & Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature".
Thanks for the info - will try and get these SACDS........ .I have the Steely Dan in DVD format .
post #5506 of 5782
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Just powering off for 20min then back on
Did you try a full reset ?.......note first save all your settings . Here is the link on how to reset:http://www.bwgroupsupport.com/reference/classe-reset
post #5507 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Alsof1 View Post

Did you try a full reset ?.......note first save all your settings . Here is the link on how to reset:http://www.bwgroupsupport.com/reference/classe-reset


SSP-800 Power on the unit, and go to the Menu. Using the remote, press F1, F2, F3, F4 in order. This will change the display to a Tech Menu. Select 'Restore Factory Defaults' to reset the unit. If there are programmed settings that need to be saved, choose the 'Archive Settings' button prior to selecting the Restore Factory Defaults. After the unit has been reset, repeat the above procedure but now choose 'Restore Settings' to restore the programmed settings to the unit.


Cool smile.gif
post #5508 of 5782
Question: I was wondering if turn the SSP-800 off at night every day would shorten it's life span? I noticed that it stay about the same temperature after being put on standby?

Also so you know how much energy it consumes on SB?
post #5509 of 5782
Thank you very much. I'll try it and let you know how it goes
post #5510 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Alsof1 View Post

Thanks for the info - will try and get these SACDS........ .I have the Steely Dan in DVD format .

My bad, the Steely Dan "Two Against Nature disc I have is also a DVD-A the Steely Dan disc that is SACD and is also very good is "Gaucho"
post #5511 of 5782
Anything / everything with Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits are awesome as SACD!
post #5512 of 5782
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

Question: I was wondering if turn the SSP-800 off at night every day would shorten it's life span? I noticed that it stay about the same temperature after being put on standby?

Also so you know how much energy it consumes on SB?

Think the reason to keep the unit on standby and not to power down completely would be to retain thermal equilibrium....once completely off overnight say , you would need a couple of hours for it to sound at it's best again .
post #5513 of 5782
It was a defective mute receiver switch ( clearly I'm not describing this accurately) on the main board. I had to send in unit to Montreal. Carl from Classe new right away what it was
post #5514 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Alsof1 View Post

Think the reason to keep the unit on standby and not to power down completely would be to retain thermal equilibrium....once completely off overnight say , you would need a couple of hours for it to sound at it's best again .

Good point, does any one news how much power the SSP-800 drain. On standby?
post #5515 of 5782
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

Good point, does any one news how much power the SSP-800 drain. On standby?

I contacted Classe last year, and this is what they said:

"Hello

The SSP-800 will draw 55 watts @120 volts when in standby. The reason it may look high is that the video board stays active because of the video pass-through. Also, if you power off the SSP-800 by the back switch, you will systematically loose all user settings unless you archive them and reload them every time you will boot up.

Best Regards,
Carl Bastien
\Technical Support
T: 514-636-6384 Ext:245
F: 514-636-1428
E: cbastien@classeaudio.com
www.classeaudio.com"

Hope this helps.

BTW, I seem to remember that I did not loose any of my settings when I have powered off.
Edited by buttecreeker - 7/4/13 at 7:42am
post #5516 of 5782
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Originally Posted by buttecreeker View Post

I contacted Classe last year, and this is what they said:

"The SSP-800 will draw 55 watts @120 volts when in standby.
Sounds right to me. The unit stays warm.
Quote:
Also, if you power off the SSP-800 by the back switch, you will systematically lose all user settings unless you archive them and reload them every time you will boot up.
Nonsense.
Quote:
BTW, I seem to remember that I did not lose any of my settings when I have powered off.
Of course not. He must have felt the need to further justify the high "standby" power. tongue.gif
post #5517 of 5782
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Originally Posted by buttecreeker View Post

I contacted Classe last year, and this is what they said:
"Hello

The SSP-800 will draw 55 watts @120 volts when in standby. The reason it may look high is that the video board stays active because of the video pass-through. Also, if you power off the SSP-800 by the back switch, you will systematically loose all user settings unless you archive them and reload them every time you will boot up.

Best Regards, Carl Bastien
\Technical Support
T: 514-636-6384 Ext:245
F: 514-636-1428
E: cbastien@classeaudio.com
www.classeaudio.com"

Hope this helps.

BTW, I seem to remember that I did not loose any of my settings when I have powered off.

Interesting, I never lost any of my setting when I powered off? I don't think he is correct!
post #5518 of 5782
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

Interesting, I never lost any of my setting when I powered off? I don't think he is correct!
Cannot be correct .....I am replacing my AC cable with a Kimber next week so this means when I power of the unit, all my settings will go with it /by the same token then a power outage will also obliterate you settings - Certainly not I do not think !
Manual specifically states that when the unit is put in to standby any changes made are saved .....I also believe the only way you can obliterate your settings is in the tech menu by restoring factory defaults ..............nevertheless if any forum members like living dangerously , try it and let us know the outcome!
post #5519 of 5782
That information is incorrect regarding the settings on the SSP-800. The settings are saved when the unit is powered down on the rear switch! I have changed power cords and also had to reset my unit when the volume display stuck before. rolleyes.gif
post #5520 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

That information is incorrect regarding the settings on the SSP-800. The settings are saved when the unit is powered down on the rear switch! I have changed power cords and also had to reset my unit when the volume display stuck before. rolleyes.gif

Same here when I go on vacation or relocated the SSP-800. All my settings where saved smile.gif
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