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#98439 - 03/19/19 12:04 PM Prepurchase questions
rvsixer Offline
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Registered: 01/27/17
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1) 7.1 analog audio inputs claim complete analog passthrough the device. I take this to mean absolutely no ADC -> DAC conversions anywhere. I also assume these analog outputs of these inputs have volume control via the receiver, if so does this infer the volume control is a high-quality 8-channel analog volume control (i.e stepped ladder, etc.)? Or is there indeed a ADC -> 32-bit or better digital volume -> DAC in the signal path? Just worried if it affects transparency of the analog input signal (my source will be a DIY digital music server with high quality DAC and FIR room correction built in).

2) If a Dolby Vision device such as Apple TV 4K is attached to the 976, will it passthrough the Dolby Vision HDR to a compatible display? The website only says all current forms of HDR, which is not to clear.

3) If listening to a surround format via headphones, is the output downmixed properly to stereo (i.e. center/surround output is mixed to RL channels appropriately)?


Edited by rvsixer (03/19/19 12:17 PM)

#98440 - 03/19/19 02:22 PM Re: Prepurchase questions [Re: rvsixer]
XenonMan Offline

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2619
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
Call Outlaw service for answers to these questions but I think the manual is pretty clear that the analog input are pure analog and that any version of HDR is supported.
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Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
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#98441 - 03/19/19 08:39 PM Re: Prepurchase questions [Re: rvsixer]
Deromax Offline

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 70
Loc: Shawinigan, PQ, Canada
The 7.1 inputs are analog. The four stereo RCA analog inputs are converted to digital so the DSP functions can be applied (EQ, delay, crossover).
Eric Desrochers

" I hear no highs, I feel no lows, it sounds like crap, it must be Bose "


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