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External DACs and universal format CD players

Though I am not a huge fan of formats such as DVD-A and SACD, I do find that artists release unique remasters in these formats that are not available on CD or via digital download that I would like to give a listen to.

I recently purchased a used Pioneer DVD player that will play DVD-A and SACD discs.  If I were to connect this DVD player to a receiver via either TOSLink or Coaxial to a receiver, what formats does the receiver need to support?  I assume if the DAC can do 16/44.1 PCM, CDs will play just fine.  But what happens with SACDs?  Will the receiver need to support DSD in order to decode a digital signal from the player when playing an SACD?  And what abut DVD-A?  It's native format is MLP, which I believe is just compressed PCM?  Will the player decompress the MLP into PCM, or does the DAC in the receiver need to be able to handle native MLP?

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It is not possible to send DSD over toslink and coaxial. Also it is not possible to send multichannel over toslink and coaxial except lossy DTS and AC3.

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So, for DVD-A and SACD, I have to use the analog out, instead of the digital out?

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Yes.
Is it 575A? :)
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Pioneer Elite DV-45A


 
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