7.2 A/V _Preamp_
I may be a bit of a rare bird, but I'm looking for a 7.2 preamp, namely,
something that will take HDMI in, separate it into 7.2, and provide
line-level (preferably balanced) audio outputs which I will feed to a
power amp as well as the ability to select from multiple HDMI inputs
and send video to an HDMI (hopefully HDCP2.2 compatible) output.
I do not need a power amp and I'd rather not pay for one if I'm just
going to bypass it (presuming a receiver has pre-outs) to go to my
I would also appreciate a variety of 7.2 mixdown modes, e.g., to
2-channel stereo, 4-channel, etc., and the ability to route the bass
channels in a variety of ways.
I saw the NAD C501 which looks somewhat like what I'm after, but it only
has stereo two-channel audio outputs.
Any pointers or thoughts would be appreciated.
Randy Yates, DSP/Embedded Firmware Developer
Digital Signal Labs