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Denon AVR 5803A upsampled digital inputs

I had 2 questions you might be able to help me with. Both relate to my Denon 5803A signal processing. I have just purchased a Cambridge Audio Azur 840C CD player with both digital and analog outputs. The CD player upsamples standard 44.1 khz to 48, 96, 192 for digital output (and 384 for conversion in the CD player for analog output). The Denon is listed as having DAC's that operate at 192, yet when I upsample the CD digital output to 192, the denon switches to 'analog' from digital, and plays nothing through the digital coax input. If I take it down to 96khz, it plays (and lists as 96 PCM on the front panel when in 'auto' mode). So first question is how do I take a 192 khz digital signal into the Denon. I had thought the "A" designation/upgrade allowed for this.

2nd question - if I take the analog out from the CD player to the analog in on the Denon, does the Denon convert back to digital in order to 1) split the signal to the sub vs. the mains at 80 hz (or is/can this be done in the analog realm), and 2) play in 7.1 channel stereo (I know some signal processing happens for center channel, but I don't use this technically 6.1 channel). Net, does the left and right channels for front, side, and back have any signal processing in the digital realm on 7.1 channel setting. I ask because the CD player actually upsamples to 384 khz before converting to analog for a very good signal. yet I like a crossovered signal for sub, and enjoy 6.1 music at times.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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SOURCE: Denon AVR-2105

If the Cd is wired digitally, it will only play through the main zone, because the Denon cannot convert down to RCA to cater for the zone 2. If you plug RCAs from Cd to Denon, Main zone will STILL play from digital, and RCA connection will allow zone 2 to play Cd from RCA input....same with dvd, Satellite Blah blah... no stress, any nasty RCA will do if you want to try before you splash out on really costly cables...perhaps you can help me...want to run AVR 2105 with 2 speakers in zone 2, manual says cant do it - only ably to surround back or biamp...dont want either, dont have stereo yet to try it out...did you have any trouble with that?

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SOURCE: Analog output from digital input for Denon AVR 3803

On the Denon AVR-888 (and I presume others), you have to put the unit in "record" mode. This is covered under "Other Operations and Functions" in the manual. Here are the steps:
1. On the front of the unit, press the zone2/rec select button
2. Turn source select until "recout source" is displayed
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SOURCE: b&k avr 7 with SACD inputs needs independent tone equalization settings

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