Apple TV Analog Audio

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pismobrat, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. pismobrat macrumors regular

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    Hello All,


    I have been an avid user of the M-Audio Audiophile sound cards for many years. Bottom line: great quality & response and will always kill any Sound Blaster sound card for analog audio quality.

    Now to the meat of things.

    I've ripped a large amount of my collection to the Apple TV using AAC/320Kbps rate. The quality is fantastic and so far is indistuingishable between a Audiophile Card and the Apple TV. (or even the original source on a high-end Arcam Diva cd player.)

    Now that I am looking for a higher end amp than my current McIntosh MA-6100 Tube amp from '78. Does anyone have any concerns that the Apple TV for analog output sound any worse or different than the digital out put on a new resonably high end amp.

    The audio industry has always had a hard time building an amp/reciever that sounds great for movies and two channel audio.

    Any thoughts or comments?

    Cheers
    Pismobrat
     
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I tried to use the analog, but the optical was better to everyone I tested, so I had to use it.
     
  3. bgd macrumors regular

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    Take the ATV along when you audition. Valve to solid state might change the sound but that won't be down to the ATV.

    I have tracks ripped at 320 and Lossless and couldn't tell any difference so I think you'll be fine. Your speakers will have more of an impact on the sound than the amp or atv.
     

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