My Denon AVR-3803 doesn't have those new decoders for blue ray like Dolby True HD, Dolby Plus, DTS HD Master onboard. So, going the way through s/pdif optical is not possible. Nevertheless it is an excellent receiver which have 7.1 anolog inputs. The AVR-3803 is capable of 24-bit, 192-kHz A/D conversion, improving S/N and dynamic range by approximately 10 dB.
Beside this I read in the specification from Auzentech something like "48 Khz" instead of "96 Khz" for anolog outputs.
Is it possible to use the new Auzentech X-fi Home Theater HD 7.1 audio card in combination with my Denon and have the full uncompromised audio spectrum using the anolog outputs?
No, the X-fi HTHD 7.1 supports full 24/96 in analog output and 24/192 through digital/Spdif/HDMI. Your going to have high quality audio when connected to your receiver.
With this card as was with the Prelude and X-Meridian it will be better to use analog instead S/PDIF as the DAC's in the card will be better then the DAC unit in your receiver.
Last edited by Robscix; October 26, 2008 at 11:22 AM.
But I am still confused with the part form the specifications and analog output:
Level - 3.0Vrms, +12.0dBu max, deviation +/- 0.1dB
Dynamic Range - 109.0 dB A-weighted (1 kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Analog outputs
98.0 dB A-weighted (1 kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Analog inputs