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Denon DVD-2200 and SACD playback

 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 31
Registered: May-04
I just received a Denon DVD-2200 I bought on Ebay, and hooked it up initially to a HK setreo receiver using the 2 channel analog outputs.
I tried to play back several SACD discs including Dark Side, and honestly I dont hear much difference when playing the same discs in CD mode.
I am planning to hook it later to Yamaha RX596 in a multi-channel setup (still dont have cables for this hookup) and I am wondering if SACD will sound better then.
Also when I played Deep Purple Live on BBC in SACD 2 channel mode, tracks 8-11 couldn't be played at all. In CD mode those tracks are fine.
Is this a bad disc, or the Denon is at fault ??
 

Silver Member
Username: Kegger

MICHIGAN

Post Number: 860
Registered: Dec-03
WELL DAN UNFORTUNITALY I DON'T HAVE ANY AWNSERS
FOR YOU!

their are several of us on this forum board that
have the denon 2200 and feel their is a big difference
between sacd and regular cd's.

some sacd's are better sounding than others though!

i listen to mine in both stereo and multichannel
and in stereo it takes a realy well recorded disk
to tell the difference between regulars cd's and
sacd's.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 33
Registered: May-04
What SACD disc would you recommend as a worthy reference recording to really discover the true quality of this format ?
I mostly listen to classic rock music.
 

Silver Member
Username: Kegger

MICHIGAN

Post Number: 861
Registered: Dec-03
steely dan's "gaucho" album is excelent.

very well recorded , sounds good in stero and multi!

not to mention great music!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 34
Registered: May-04
Thanks. I will look for the CD you recommended.
I also ran into trouble playing back Paul Mccartney's "Live at the Cavern Club" DVD. When I load it into the Denon, It does display the number of titles & chapters, but it wouldn't start to play the DVD.
Is this a setup issue ?
How should I setup the digital Audio output settings for DVD playback ? I wasn't sure what options to choose.
The denon is hooked up to a Yamaha RXV596
(S-Video, optical and 5.1 analog).
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 35
Registered: May-04
Is it normal for the DVD-2200 to heat up after using it for over 1 hour ?
Mine gets hot and i am concerned.
 

Silver Member
Username: Kegger

MICHIGAN

Post Number: 892
Registered: Dec-03
mine does get quite warm but it has never given
me any problems.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 36
Registered: May-04
In another post someone suggested that using a fan to reduce the heat may prevent certain discs from skipping.
 

New member
Username: Mickjag

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jul-04
Dan,
by chance do you know if the Denon 2200 will play a DVD + disk that I burn myself ?
By chance do you have a customer svs # for Denon.
I may cancel my order that is scheduled to ship today if I can't play back the DVD + disk.
thanks
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 37
Registered: May-04
I only tried regular DVD and SACD discs so far. Didnt get a chance to test duplicated media. I can try MP3 tonight if U are interested to know.
 

Denon Man
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"In another post someone suggested that using a fan to reduce the heat may prevent certain discs from skipping."

HAHA thats the funniest thing I ever read.. So well, lets see.. I'll pluck down 600$ for a player and I'll still need to buy a freaken fan so that the player doesnt skip?
 

Silver Member
Username: Kegger

MICHIGAN

Post Number: 966
Registered: Dec-03
mine works fine and no fan for me!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 38
Registered: May-04
Have a question on how to setup the DV-2200 for DVD-Audio playback with Yamaha RXV596.
The Denon is hooked up to the receiver both using the optical digital output and the 5.1 analog outputs.
Have no problem playing back DVD-audio via the analog connection, but not sure what is the deal with the digital output.
when I select the digiatl source on the receiver, there is no sound at all.
do I need to change anything on the Denon's audio setup ?
What is the prefered way of playing back DVD-audio on my system ??
 

Silver Member
Username: Sem

New York USA

Post Number: 202
Registered: Mar-04
Dan,

I don't have the Denon but on my DVD player I can enable/disable digital output within the on-screen menu of my dvd player. When its disabled no digital signal gets outputted to the receiver. Perhaps the Denon works the same way.

The only way to play back DVD-A is via the analog outs of the player to the analog ins on your receiver - either 2 channel or 5.1.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 39
Registered: May-04
The DV-2200 manual does say that SACD can only be played through the analog outputs.
It does not say DVD-audio will not play via the digital output.
Here are some notes I copied from the manual:
===============================================
When playing copyright-protected linear PCM or packed PCM DVDs, in consideration of copyrights, no digital signals are output for
sources exceeding 48 kHz/16 bits. When playing such sources, either set "LPCM (44.1 kHz/48 kHz)" under "AUDIO SETUP" at
"SETUP" to "ON" (see page 33) or make analog connections. (See page 14.)
• When making digital connections to an AV amplifier that is not compatible with 96 kHz/88.2 kHz signals, set "LPCM (44.1 kHz/48 kHz)"
under "AUDIO SETUP" at "SETUP" to "ON". (See page 33.)
• With Super audio CDs, digital audio signals cannot be output. Use analog connections. (See page 14, 15.)

So maybe my receiver is not compatbile with the 96khz signal ??
 

Gold Member
Username: Kegger

MICHIGAN

Post Number: 1073
Registered: Dec-03
dan dvd-audio will not come out the digital output.

that is the copy protection so to speak with the
high rez formats.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 40
Registered: May-04
So the high resolution formats (SACD,DVD-AUDIO) are supposed to sound better than DTS-audio discs, which do come out of the digital output ?
 

Gold Member
Username: Kegger

MICHIGAN

Post Number: 1108
Registered: Dec-03
yes.

dts audio disks come out the player digital then
the reciever usus it's dac's to sperate the channels.

dvd-a and sacd use the dac's in the player to seperate
the channels then send those to the reciever.

the main reason they sound better than dts is because
they are higher resolution to start with.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kalda01

Post Number: 41
Registered: May-04
And there is no need for any special hardware inside the receiver to playback the higher resolution produced by the player ?
 

Gold Member
Username: Kegger

MICHIGAN

Post Number: 1111
Registered: Dec-03
nope as long as your reciever has the 6 inputs to come from the dvd player.

all your reciever is doing is sending that signal
to the amps in your reciever. without going thru
any processing just using the volume control.
it's a clean shot from the inputs to the amps.
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