Multichannel output from DMP-to-double-DSJ DACs?


#1

PLEASE pardon my ignorance here–I’m not stupid, just inexperienced with digital systems.

Several audiofool buddies have told me that I really need to improve the quality of my SACD-playing system to match the very hi-quality backend of my system(s).

Do I understand this correctly? To get 4-channel*, super-hi-quality analog signals from my MC SACDs, ‘all’ I need is a Memory Player, two HDMI cables, two DSJr. DACs, and four analog output cables?

How does each DAC know which channels to decode and output?

  • With the addition of Quad '2905s to my system, the soundstage’s center focus from my left/right speakers is so excellent that it sounds better without a CC speaker, so I’ve turned off the CC in my DP and processor. And I already don’t use a ‘.1’ SW; my two Rythmik SWs are driven in stereo by the front-left and front-right channels… So…I need just four channels.

#2

Hi Jeffery

yes the DMP will output up to 6ch output of SACD via i2s - the outputs are fed in to PS Audio DACs. The DMP-DSsnr (and I assume the DSj ) handle the protocols of channel distribution. I know that a couple of ppl have multiple channel setups, certainly TED does and has previously commented on the set-up.

Regards. Frank

from the product details on the web;

There are three ways to get digital audio data out of the DMP: S/PDIF, AES/EBU or I2S HDMI. I2S is the preferred method if you have a PS Audio DAC or any manufacturer’s DAC that can receive it. Three such I²S interface are provided, allowing for 6-channel high resolution audio to be streamed from DMP.


#3
frank7036 said

Hi Jeffrey

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From the product details on the web;

There are three ways to get digital audio data out of the DMP: S/PDIF, AES/EBU or I2S HDMI. I2S is the preferred method if you have a PS Audio DAC or any manufacturer’s DAC that can receive it. Three such I²S interface are provided, allowing for 6-channel high resolution audio to be streamed from DMP.


TY, Frank. Yes, I had read that, but I wanted to be sure.

Now…where oh where will I get MANY thou$and$? cry frown


#4

I feel your pain but at least your many K$ are a lot less than my many K$.


#5

Plenty of cheaper options out there, disc spinners with good analog 7.1 outputs.


#6

“scotte_15m:
Plenty of cheaper options out there, disc spinners with good analog 7.1 outputs.”

Indeed… I’ve used several Oppo players–'83, '83SE, '95, '105, '105D, '205, and now a '203–over the years… I replaced the '205 with the '203 because I felt the digital (HDMI) output and conversion within the Marantz '7704 pre/pro sounded plenty good enough, so I didn’t need to keep the '205’s price invested where I didn’t use it… But adding the Quad 2905s improved the resolution of the system so much*, I’m looking for the next improvement–and I’ve improved ALL the rest of the system the last couple years… I just need to keep selling surplus stuff… :relaxed:

  • and if I can hear it quickly, I should use ‘bigger’ words than ‘so much’… I believe audiofiles who are not careful in their thought processes and writing would use terms like ‘night and day’, ‘huge’, ‘blew them away’, and my antifavorite, ‘totally different’… I believe that superlatives like those have no place in hi-end audio, where the small sonic differences we can hear and discuss simply CAN NOT BE HEARD by most other audiofiles. End of rant.

#7

MC playback options abound as Brod says but it depends on whether you want to stay inside the PS Audio “ecosystem” or not. I thought you indicated that you wanted to stay with PS Audio.


#8

“frank703634m
MC playback options abound as Brod says but it depends on whether you want to stay inside the PS Audio “ecosystem” or not. I thought you indicated that you wanted to stay with PS Audio.”

I do; who said I didn’t?