DoP to DSD over HDMI


#1

I just picked up a Marantz AV8802 and love the thing. However, much to my dismay, they still haven’t added support for DoP and only support Direct DSD over HDMI. So are there any third party devices that can take either the DSD over I2S stream or DoP out the NPC and embed that DSD signal into a proper HDMI signal?


#2

None I am aware of. The HDMI input on your Marantz is looking for an encrypted HDMI signal to decode, like what comes out of a player like an Oppo. The HDMI output on the NPC is our own design format used for transferring I2S data to a DAC that can accept it. My guess is few would take the time and effort to modify the signal to work with encrypted HDMI inputs.

The NPC also outputs DSD through its S/SPDIF which your Marantz can probably accept.


#3

Thanks

Paul McGowan said None I am aware of. The HDMI input on your Marantz is looking for an encrypted HDMI signal to decode, like what comes out of a player like an Oppo. The HDMI output on the NPC is our own design format used for transferring I2S data to a DAC that can accept it. My guess is few would take the time and effort to modify the signal to work with encrypted HDMI inputs.

The NPC also outputs DSD through its S/SPDIF which your Marantz can probably accept.


Thanks Paul. Sadly, the Marantz cannot receive DSD over S/PDIF. Or at least the 8801 couldn’t - I can try it on the 8802 but I’ve seen no reference to it in the manual. They only accept DSD over HDMI for some reason.

#4

That’s likely because it’s a home theater product, I am assuming, and rarely would it be used for anything else. The chip they use to decode the encryption has the DAC built in as well - one of the reasons we don’t use it…