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#273011 - 2018-02-11 21:18 Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player
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Roxy Offline
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When I try to play a CD with my Blu-ray player it starts to play in M/ch Music, Discrete. It can’t find the 2 ch Music setting. Is this correct?

I have a Sooloos, so I don't remember if I could play in the 2 ch Music setting, but I think so.

I also noticed that in the Discrete setting in M ch Music the sub LFE level was set to -10dB, is this correct?

I bought my 861v8 secondhand, so I don't know what he have done right or wrong. Hope somebody can advice me.

Roxy


861v8. HD621. MD600. MS200. Chord CPM 12000. Chord Mezzo 140. Aerial Lr5. Aerial Cc5. 4xMeridian M33. Pioneer bdp 91. Theta Compli Blue 3D. Oppo bdp 83. JL.Audio Gotham. Paradigm Sub2. Teac P 70. Pioneer 08 Plasma, JVC 750. Wantage DVB. Sony PS3, X-Box. Sony 77 DAT. PS Audio P10.
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#273023 - 2018-02-12 09:54 Re: Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player [Re: Roxy]
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Are you playing CD's via a HDMI connection through your HD621?

Cheers
Greg


M owner since '97
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#273031 - 2018-02-12 12:31 Re: Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player [Re: Greg Wright]
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Yes.


861v8. HD621. MD600. MS200. Chord CPM 12000. Chord Mezzo 140. Aerial Lr5. Aerial Cc5. 4xMeridian M33. Pioneer bdp 91. Theta Compli Blue 3D. Oppo bdp 83. JL.Audio Gotham. Paradigm Sub2. Teac P 70. Pioneer 08 Plasma, JVC 750. Wantage DVB. Sony PS3, X-Box. Sony 77 DAT. PS Audio P10.
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#273033 - 2018-02-12 13:01 Re: Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player [Re: Roxy]
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Your 861 still sees a 6 channel source, even though there's only two channels of info coming through, hence being locked on Multichannel presets.

I don't have a HD621 so can't comment on it's configuration, but an easy fix is to run a single SPDIF cable from the digital output of the BD player to an unused digital input on the 861 for use with CDs (or other two channel discs), and you'll get the normal 2 channel DSP preset selection.

Cheers

George

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#273040 - 2018-02-12 14:52 Re: Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player [Re: Mr Meridian]
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This will also sound better, you should avoid the HD621 for pure music playback.

Cheers
Greg


M owner since '97
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#273041 - 2018-02-12 14:54 Re: Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player [Re: Greg Wright]
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Actually, looking at your sig, Id rip the CD and play it via Sooloos.

Cheers
Greg


M owner since '97
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#273049 - 2018-02-12 16:13 Re: Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player [Re: Greg Wright]
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I have all my CDs in the Sooloos, i was only wondering if i had done some mistake in the configuration of the 861, I have also a Teac P70 transport to use.
Thanks for your help.

Regards
Roxy


861v8. HD621. MD600. MS200. Chord CPM 12000. Chord Mezzo 140. Aerial Lr5. Aerial Cc5. 4xMeridian M33. Pioneer bdp 91. Theta Compli Blue 3D. Oppo bdp 83. JL.Audio Gotham. Paradigm Sub2. Teac P 70. Pioneer 08 Plasma, JVC 750. Wantage DVB. Sony PS3, X-Box. Sony 77 DAT. PS Audio P10.
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#273051 - 2018-02-12 16:51 Re: Play 2 ch Music with Blu-ray player [Re: Greg Wright]
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Originally Posted By Greg Wright
This will also sound better, you should avoid the hd621 for pure music playback.
Unless the source is BD-A or SACD, where the SPDIF output will be restricted / downsampled to 48/24 by the BD player, whereas HDMI to the HD621 would output up to 96/24?

Paul
PS I know the original post mentioned CD smile


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