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In Reply to: RE: Need a cheap new AVR posted by Ozzie on September 06, 2023 at 16:28:28
So I ordered a Marantz SR5014. I does all I want it to, plus more. I am not sure I care to run the video signal through it as video as it is currently is excellent. I just want the Marantz for surround sound, not video switching. Eventually I may set the Marantz up to do switching and control of audio and video.
At first, I'll run fiber to my little Schitt DAC from the TV, then go from the DAC to the Marantz RCA Analog inputs. Then run the Front L and R outputs to my big rig pre amp, as it is now. As the Pass has theater pass through the Marantz would control volume settings. If possible I'd have a video HDMI cable between the Marantz to the TV so I can do on screen setup, if it can be done that way.
Any comments on that config?
I would run my tv optical straight to the Marantz and skip the dac for better dolby digital 5.1 surround. Running stereo rca into the Marantz to then make up a 5.1 mix will never be as good no matter how good the dac is.
You could try it both ways and no harm in either I suppose but if you want what is closer to what you hear in a movie theater let the Marantz decode a digital signal instead of an analog signal. It's been a while since I've had a preamp with home theater bypass so I forget the exact setup but your new HT receiver has LR mains preamp outputs so should be pretty simple.
EDIT: Looking at your profile and equipment and I must say it's a beautiful setup. While modern inexpensive dac's sound really good your weakest link is the Schitt Modi. I suspect the dac in your new Marantz as well as your Marantz cd player will be just as good if not better.
I would start with e-arc from the Samsung TV to the Marantz, L/R pre-outs of the Marantz into the Home Theater bypass input on the Pass preamplifier. I think for each channel in the Marantz you can specify if the signal should go to the pre-out or the Marantz speaker output.
If this proves to be unsatisfactory, then I would try optical output from the TV into the Marantz.
In the Marantz, you'll want to configure the L/R speakers to be full range.
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