SACD playback: what else do I need?
Silly me, I did not realize that this unit doesn't have analog audio outputs. So, in order to get proper hi-res playback from SACD--we are talking about 2-channel--am I correct in thinking that I need a receiver with HDMI input that can decode the DSD signal? (This unit can also output the SACD over coax digital, but then it is converted to PCM around 48kHz, and so that kind of defeats the purpose of SACD in the first place, no?) So I think I want a receiver that can handle DSD over HDMI, and I am looking at the Denon DRA-800H. [EDIT: in the meantime, I see information that states that the Denon does not have that capability, but that the Onkyo TX-8270 does.] Any thoughts? Thanks!
In the meantime I am not getting rid of my Sony DVP-NS500V.
One further, unrelated thought: am I correct in thinking that the upsampling option (DSEE HX) on this unit goes up to 96kHz but not 192kHz? My DAC registered 192kHz from my old Panasonic player but not on the Sony.
Last edited by MDeB; 11-24-2019 at 04:03 PM.
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