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Planning to buy a BluRay player with 7.1 analog audio outputs, but my audio system is only 5.1-ch capable. I use an old 5.1 Yamaha receiver as preamp to accept the decoded 7.1 analog signal from the Bluray player, then the signal is sent to an Adcom amp. I want to use the Bluray player to decode lossless Dolby True HD and DTS-HD, but then I would lose the rear-channel information since I only have a 5.1 setup. My question is:

What is the procedure to merge the side-channels with the rear channels (SL+SBL and SR+SBR)? I have read about y-splitters but don't know exactly how to go about it. For those who have done this, exactly how did you go about it without having any drastic side effects? Directly connect a y-splitter onto the Bluray player's analog out then connect the merged output to the preamp's rear surround input? Appreciate your advice. Thanks!
 

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I upgrade the decoder via the bluray player. I have a great amp and don't want to part with it.

William, in choosing 5.1ch analog out on the player, wouldn't that downgrade the audio to a lossy DD instead of a lossless signal?

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no.


you aren't "upgrading the decoder" with a new player...


and no, you can't "merge the low level signals" with a y-splitter...


my suggestion would be to ditch the yammy and get an avr... keep existing player... use the amp if you must... the "easiest and best" way to do things...
 
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