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Old 21st October 2005, 10:23 PM   #1
Sandor is offline Sandor  Italy
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Default DTS Pass-through digital output

A nice portable multimedia player I'd like to buy has this audio output: "Digital Coaxial (DTS pass-Through only)".
What kind of digital output is this? Can It be connected to the SP/DIF input of a DAC?
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Old 28th October 2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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AFAIK, it means that it would give you bit accurate output and it can't decode DTS. You should be able to use this player as source for DAC
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Old 28th October 2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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Thank you.

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Old 28th October 2005, 07:37 PM   #4
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AFAIK, it means that it would give you bit accurate output and it can't decode DTS. You should be able to use this player as source for DAC
No, when trying to play a DTS soundtrack, it needs to be connected to some device capable of decoding DTS, such as a home theatre receiver. A DAC will output either silence or horrific noise, depeding on whether it obeys the "non-audio data" flag in the S/PDIF stream.

The digital output can also be used to output 2-channel PCM (this is what your DAC wants), or a Dolby Digital data stream. What comes out of the digital output depends on: 1) what type of soundtrack is being played, and 2) the setup of the player.
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Old 28th October 2005, 08:23 PM   #5
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No,
when trying to play a DTS soundtrack, it needs to be connected to some device capable of decoding DTS, such as a home theatre receiver. A DAC will output either silence or horrific noise, depeding on whether it obeys the "non-audio data" flag in the S/PDIF stream.
I don't think that Sandor mentioned DTS soundtrack. He just cited part of the specs.
My message consists of 3 parts, could you please indicate which part of it is wrong:
[ ] it would give bit accurate output
[ ] it can't decode DTS
[ ] it can be used as source for DAC
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Old 28th October 2005, 09:42 PM   #6
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I have in mind to play vaw files, obtained from a CD ripping tool, with the portable player. I want to bypass the internal DAC and connect the digital output to the DAC of my hifi gear (better sound expected).
Is that "DTS pass-through digtal output" suitable for this job?
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Paul
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Old 31st October 2005, 05:36 PM   #7
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Is that "DTS pass-through digtal output" suitable for this job?
Best regards.

Paul
Yes.
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