Coax Digital compared to seperate 5.1 for movies.


When watching movies I run a Synergistic Resolution Reference X2 Active Digital Coax for 5.1 channel movies. What would be the difference if I ran 5 seperate channel RCA's and .1channel for LFE?? Would I get better channel seperation,resolution, detail etc... Also for stereo music would I benefit with a left/right RCA???

REGARDS Bacardi
bacardi
No answer, of course, unless you reveal what you are connecting with those cables.

Kal
Why would it matter what the source is??????

REGARDS Bacardi
Some sources have poor DACs and some have good DACs as compared with those in the AVR or processor. That might be a critical distinction as the cables, themselves, are not.

Kal
I am running an Onkyo Pro SC-885 Pre Porcessor and a Parasound HCA 2205A 5 channel power amp(220x5) and a Sony 777ES DVD player. A whole Tesla rig, 3xT2's, T3, Precision AC, Quattro, QLS 9, Teslaplex, Paradigm Sig V2 speakers....
SVS PB13 Ultra.....

REGARDS Bacardi
I would definitely recommend the digital connection for several reasons. First, the analog inputs on the Integra/Onkyo prepros are their weakest features. Second, the use of analog interconnections eliminates the ability to use any of the DSP features of the 885 including bass management and room EQ. Not a difficult choice.

Kal
What about for music 2 channel????

REGARDS Bacardi
Some dvd players and some dvd's have a 2ch 24/96 option
So as you see it is sometimes a menu option on the disc. Players differ, /discs differ. Back when I had the Pioneer Elite '09; that player had a 2ch output as well as a 5.1-both on coax. I always listened to Hell Freezes Over in 2ch.--A coax going to my Theta 2ch dac.
02-21-09: Bacardi
What about for music 2 channel????
Number of channels is irrelevant. It's the hardware and processing.

Kal
It's understanded about hardware, but when listening to 2 channel music(I don't like multi), Is the coax technically better than seperate stereo RCA's or XLR's??? Has anyone heard a difference???

REGARDS Bacardi
The difference has little to do with whether one type of interconnect is better but the performance of what they are interconnecting. In your case, the poor analog input stages on the prepro is the deciding factor.

Kal
I do agree on that....