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5.1 to 2.0(Stereo)? HELP!

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Howdy I recently purchased the Sony STR-DE197 Receiver

SonySTRDE197rear.jpg(#1)

And Sony SCD-CE595 5 Disc CD Changer 

sony595rear.jpg(#2)

Now I stupid assumed they would go together as the picture of the seller suggested but I failed to consider there are only 5.1 outputs (as illustrated in #1) on the SACD player, while there are no 5.1 inputs for the receiver. 

 

I'm sure I'm either doing something stupidly wrong, or there is a converter cable to downmix (I think that's the correct word) the 5.1 to stereo so I can listen with headphones, or through normal speakers until I purchase 5.1 speakers...(still want to listen with headphones).

 

This was mostly stupid on my part for assuming everything would fit together without a hitch but....oh well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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edit:already stated

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So your goal is to hook the CD player up to the receiver? If you have RCA jacks for your phones, you could experiment with the outs on the CD player and see if you can get good sound out of either the front or surround (labeled in the second pic). Or even better, use the optical out. Im no expert, so someone might be able to make better sense than I. And I don't know about speaker stuff. Good luck!

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Originally Posted by taylorpoz View Post

So your goal is to hook the CD player up to the receiver? If you have RCA jacks for your phones, you could experiment with the outs on the CD player and see if you can get good sound out of either the front or surround (labeled in the second pic). Or even better, use the optical out. Im no expert, so someone might be able to make better sense than I. And I don't know about speaker stuff. Good luck!



using the optical out is only a digital output, so it would only be using the SACD player as a transport? Is it not possible to connect the SACD Player to the Receiver so that the receiver will downmix the sound to stereo? ...I thought I would be losing some aspects of the music when it splits it up for surround sound? (ie only getting the front two speakers through the headphone w/o center or sub?) 

 

 


Edited by DesireUsername - 1/17/12 at 8:49pm
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Bump

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There should be an option on the receiver to output a stereo signal or surround signal. The Pioneer surround receiver I had over 10 years ago, had this option. I'd be shocked if yours didn't. If there's an optical out on the CD player and optical in on the receiver, I'd go that route, no question. No matter how many speakers you have or what setting you're using on the receiver, if there's a headphone jack on the front of your receiver, it'll automatically convert the audio signal to stereo. 

 

Now, if I would have looked at the pictures you'd posted a bit closer, like I should have, I would have already noticed that your receiver does not have an optical in. If it were me, I'd take it back and purchase one that does. This is the cheapest Sony I could find that does.


Edited by J.Pocalypse - 1/17/12 at 9:29pm
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Thanks, your right about the shabby receiver....turns out the RCA cables I was using were completely broken redface.gif...so yeaaa....

Any-who they work out of the 'front' RCA outputs on the SACD Player...might test out the 'surround' to see if it'll make a difference

Crisis averted, many thanks

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