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Sony SDP-EP9ES The above piece does not have DTS. Is there a stand alone DTS decoder that I can add that will solve this problem. I really like this piece and don't want to retirer it for something new. Since the EP9ES does not have its own amplification, isn't it refered to as a processor and not amplifier? Walter Bartner wbbartner@juno.com

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It is a preamplifier with sound processing which is sometimes referred to as pre pro... There is a simple solution to lack of DTS, the unit has 5 analog bypas inputs, bypass as they do not go through units Digital Signal Processing circuitry and DD processor.
If you have a DVD/BD player that has five (or more) analog outpusts you plug them in into your preamp and have the player decode DTS to analog signal. If the player has five analog outputs it mostly like has the on-board decoder. Other than this you can use a stand-analog DTS decoder in the same manner but it sounds like a cumbersome and costly alternative. Hope this helps.

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