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    PS3 settings for stereo

    Hi guys,

    I would greatly appreciate some help with setting up my PS3.

    I have a stereo-amp (Abrahamsen v2.0) and two compact speakers (KEF iQ30). I've connected my PS3 to a DAC (Cambridge Magic) via optical and from the DAC to the amp via XLR. I now need to correctly adjust the PS3 audio output settings and I have no clue what to choose:

    Linear PCM or Bitstream?

    Furthermore, which output settings should I tick?

    Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
    DTS 5.1 ch
    AAC
    Linear PCM 2 ch 44.1 khz (pre-ticked)
    Linear PCM 2 ch 88.2 khz
    Linear PCM 2 ch 176.4 khz
    Linear PCM 2 ch 48 khz (pre-ticked)

    Thank you so much for your help

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    Bumping for another go

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    learn by doing wrong many times

    i've never adjusted my ps3 settings for stereo...plug and play..but i'm not using optic cable...just the standard scart cable...

    as i said...learn by doing wrong many times...

    good luck

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    No expert eighter, just got mine, but I ticked all the options with Linear PCM.

    Also, Im wondering about the volume setting ? Is this volume only ore do the ps3 add "something else" to the sound ?

    Anyone ?

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    Hi guys,

    I would greatly appreciate some help with setting up my PS3.

    I have a stereo-amp (Abrahamsen v2.0) and two compact speakers (KEF iQ30). I've connected my PS3 to a DAC (Cambridge Magic) via optical and from the DAC to the amp via XLR. I now need to correctly adjust the PS3 audio output settings and I have no clue what to choose:

    Linear PCM or Bitstream?

    Furthermore, which output settings should I tick?

    Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
    DTS 5.1 ch
    AAC
    Linear PCM 2 ch 44.1 khz (pre-ticked)
    Linear PCM 2 ch 88.2 khz
    Linear PCM 2 ch 176.4 khz
    Linear PCM 2 ch 48 khz (pre-ticked)

    Thank you so much for your help

    Good day,

    since you use a Dac and Stereo amplifier it will be best to decode the moviesound in the ps3. I think therefor untick the DD5.1, DTS and AAC. And choose Linear PCM. If you choose Bitstream it sends moviesounds out as they are.

    The volume should always be at 0, and never touched. It will digitally change the volume under and ABOVE the normal, and will result in poorer sound and at worst clipping!

    The 88.2KHz and 176,4KHz could be ticked if your Dac handles these rates, and if you have music in it.

    There are also a choice to output cd as 44.1 or 48 khz, and it should be at 44.1 who is the native on a cd.




    Best regards B-)

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    Shpongle:

    I cannot thank you enough for your help.

    I have a minor follow-up question that I hope you can answer as well. Whats the sample rate on a blu ray disc? All my music is regular 44,1 kHz mp3, so the only reason for me to tick 88,2 kHz and 176,4 kHz would be if either blu ray movies or games had a higher native rate.

    Once again, thank you so much.

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    Shpongle:

    I cannot thank you enough for your help.

    I have a minor follow-up question that I hope you can answer as well. Whats the sample rate on a blu ray disc? All my music is regular 44,1 kHz mp3, so the only reason for me to tick 88,2 kHz and 176,4 kHz would be if either blu ray movies or games had a higher native rate.

    Once again, thank you so much.
    I think blu-ray disk have samplerates 48, 96 and 192 kHz.
    The problem here as I see it is that you are limited by the optical output, since optical cannot carry high def mulitichannel, but it can transfer cd-quality 2-channel. I`m not sure if optical can handle higher stereo samplerates then cd though. If the ps3 can downmix the highdef moviesound into 2-channel AND the optical can transfer it, you are ok. If either failes, you will get the SD 5.1 DD and DTS track downmixed to stereo.

    So.. I think you can untick the 88,2 and 176,4 kHz option, but I`m not 100% sure I`ve got all this correctly... Maybe the ps3 has a upsamplingfunction, but i doubt it.

    (EDIT - some typings)

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    Shpongle:

    Yeah, optical has it shortcomings. However I figured it would be better to use optical and then get my Cambridge DAC MAGIC to upsample rather than using HDMI and then be forced to use the built-in DAC in the TV. Too bad DAC MAGIC doesn't have HDMI input I guess.

    A thing that bothers me is that the PS3 samples the native 44,1 kHz of my mp3's into 48 kHz. Or so it says on the DAC display. It makes absolutely no sense

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    You will still get your cd`s transferred in full quality with this setup.

    You have to go into the sound settings in the ps3. Change the output to 44.1. It seems as it`s upsampling.

    Best of luck.

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    Shpongle:

    That's the problem. It's not possible to pick only 44,1 kHz as output. Both 44,1 and 48 are pre-ticked and can't be changed. It's quite stupid :neutral:

    Anyway, thanks for all your time and effort to help me out. Appreciate it 8)

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    Under settings --> Music , you will find this sub category.

    Audio CD output : 44.1 and some other numbers ore 48.

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    Mori:

    That setting only affects the CD output rate. Mp3 (44,1 kHz) is still being upsampled to 48 kHz.

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    Ahhh, was afraid of that. Sorry m8.

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