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post #781 of 1903

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-stqXyUKuGpP/p_580TXS608B/Onkyo-TX-SR608.html

 

 

Here is my receiver.  

 

If anyone can tell me how to use an Asgard 2 headphone amp (even if this means having to buy a Bifrost DAC) with this receiver I will paypal you $20. 

 

 

Alternatively:  Would the Onkyo drive these HD600's (300 ohmz) at least adequately?

post #782 of 1903

Are my posts invisible? Seems like I am completely ignored in many threads...confused.gif

 

It's getting kinda funny...

post #783 of 1903

I replied to your post.  What do you need to know that I missed?

post #784 of 1903

What sources are you running?

post #785 of 1903

2 HDMI in/1 out (directv/ps3).  I don't even use speakers -- headphones only.  

post #786 of 1903
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmsaxon69 View Post


Any source you want to hear on zone 2 output needs to be hooked up analog.  This will not solve your issue (listening to the AVR's DAC) but will give you functionality as the AVR will switch sources for you.  A Bifrost really wont do much for you unless you have a coaxial or toslink output that will feed your HDMI(?) sources off the AVR.  What sources do you have?

This is absolutely correct.  You'll actually bypass the receivers dac and will be using the dac in whatever source you use.  I don't think there's a way to use the receiver dac.  I run a line from my Yamaha receiver pre out into my Lyr when I want multiple sources.  This only works if the source has a redundant analog connection to the receiver.

post #787 of 1903

It's sounding like I can't use an external amp with the TX-SR608.......  I remember one of the things they kept saying about this receiver was how future-proof it was......... dot dot dot

post #788 of 1903
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Originally Posted by Gloomba View Post

2 HDMI in/1 out (directv/ps3).  I don't even use speakers -- headphones only.  


So you can run a dig out of the DirecTV at the same time as the HDMI and doesn't a PS3 have an optical out? If this is the case then the Bifrost option would work. If not then you are hosed...Headphone out of receiver ONLY.  Just curious, why'd you buy the AVR if you aren't using speakers with it?

 

Hell, I'd sell the AVR and get a Bifrost, hook the sources up HDMI to the TV directly and run the audio through the Bifrost


Edited by jmsaxon69 - 7/18/13 at 1:58pm
post #789 of 1903

I used to use some decent speakers with it, but I have since moved and cannot be loud at my new location.  Thanks for the input.  

post #790 of 1903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gloomba View Post

I used to use some decent speakers with it, but I have since moved and cannot be loud at my new location.  Thanks for the input.  

Have you tried the headphone out of the AVR? I bet it's not too bad....just run the AVR in a direct stereo mode.
post #791 of 1903
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Originally Posted by pez View Post

 

From my limited experience with audio/headphone splitters, it will divy up your power/volume (my poor knowledge of correct terms, sorry).  It would be better to find a 'switch' of some type that lets you switch from one audio source to another.  There are a few that exist, but are surprisingly unpopular.

 

And honestly, to start out with, go to a local store and find a decent looking cable that's put together.  I got a 6' RCA cable (made by GE) that looks really nice, and is constructed very well for about $13. Looks about 2-3 times thicker than that cable, too.

A simple switch, like this ... should do the job

But... one comment states that there will be a signal loss if you have more than 1 input ... which sounds a bit strange since it can have up to 5

 

For the moment i am waiting for the A2 (from schiit.com) and the necessary cables (from amazon.com)... and i will try the front audio jack.

 

If my ears will sence some distorsions... i will try alternative audio routes

post #792 of 1903
Now that you found that, I found this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Sima-SVS-14-Input-Manual-Selector/dp/B00005NCWK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2OL5DXORPTL4C&coliid=I1YU337INMX1RX

I actually need something like this, though I just need mine for one input and two different outputs. The couple of reviews I've read so far seem to be good, but I'll have to look at the bad ones later.
post #793 of 1903
Well if you going to go analog then the zone 2 output will work and you don't need anything else....
post #794 of 1903

Just to show for information sake.  Here are some world class audio switches at the bottom of the page this link goes to.

 

Scroll to bottom
http://www.goldpt.com/index.html

post #795 of 1903

If I was going to pay $352 for a simple switch, I'd rather do the research and attempt it myself.  That or go all out on a renowned receiver (modern or vintage).

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