- Mar 23, 2016
Suddenly I found out that my AV8805 was not decoding AC3/DD/DTS anymore playing from my windows 10 pc via HDMI.
It also lost the ability to play higher sample rates!
After a long search and reinstalling almost every involved piece of driver/sw I found out that it was a setting in the Marantz that was causing this.
Its far from trivial that this whould happen, so if you ever come in the same situation this could help you a long search for a solution
This behaviour is caused by having 1 source routed to 2 zones, in my case my PC was routed to HDMI out1 in the "main" zone.
For a test I also needed my PC to send audio to zone2. After that the above behaviour started.
So: dont route AC3/DD/DTS and >48KHz sources to more than one zone at a time..
I've had a few issues pop-up automagically like that. Before messing about I've pulled the power cord for a few minutes and then reconnected. After the unit finished rebooting it had returned to normal behavior, only routing to the main zone, etc.That makes sense when you consider the disparate capabilities. I have never used Zones but have had issues where the unit would not turn off and finally discovered, Zone2 was presses. Argh.
So is the av8805 better than the avm60?
Agreedas there is no update on this you have the chance the current avm60 still has this performance...
(1) Does anyone know if the AV8805 has a separate Headphone Amp circuit (separated op amps) and what's the output voltage and impedance? Thanks!