BDP-93 Audio FAQ

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Questions frequently asked at AVSForum about the BDP-93.


So what are the crossover adjustment ranges in the player?

40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 150, 200, 250 Hz. Select one.

If I'm using HDMI for the audio into my receiver, does the crossover frequency affect me? Or is that only for analog outs?

Analog only.

Does the BDP-93 support LFE redirection/steering?

When the Subwoofer has been set to OFF (Audio Processing->Speaker Configuration) the BDP-93 is able to redirect (steer) the LFE signal to the Front Left and Front Right analog outputs.

How does the volume control on the BDP-93 work?

The volume control on the BDP-93 only controls the volume of the analog audio output. All digital audio outputs, including HDMI (bitstream or LPCM), coaxial, and optical (S/PDIF) are not affected by the volume control. Additionally, if SACD output is set to DSD mode, the volume control does NOT apply to the analog audio output when playing SACD.

What is the SACD data rate if I use HDMI for the audio into my receiver?

SACD can be sent over HDMI to the AV receiver in PCM or DSD format. If the receiver can support DSD decoding, the data rate is 2.8224Mhz, 1-bit per channel. The AV receiver may show it as 44.1kHz because HDMI flags the data stream using 1/64 of the actual data rate. If the receiver can only support PCM, or PCM is chosen from the player's setup menu, the data rate is 88.2kHz, 24-bit per channel.

Why is there no sound from the digital optical and coaxial output when I play SACD?

The SACD license prohibits digital output from "unprotected" digital interfaces. The digital optical and coaxial (S/PDIF) interfaces are considered "unprotected" by the license because no data encryption is used. For this reason all SACD players on the market, including the BDP-93, do not allow digital output for SACD over optical and coaxial. You will need to use either the analog or HDMI output for SACD.

How do I hookup my 2-channel (stereo) audio system (to play SACD and DVD-A) to the player since it does not have stereo outs?

You have to use the FR and FL channels from the 7.1 analog outputs to get the stereo output (set the BDP-93 to do a stereo down-mix for > 2 channel sources). Also, just in case you are not aware, the BDP-95 will be released in the near future as a replacement of the BDP-83SE which will have much better DACs for analog outs. You may want to wait for it if you have a high end stereo setup.

Does the "down-mix" mode only work with the analog outs (via the 7.1 outs)?

I believe that is correct.
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