Re: Surround Processor Versus MultiChannel Preamplifier With Source Decoding
Bass management, speaker setup and room correction are only a few of the reasons. Yes, their are very good multichannel analog preamps out there, but in order to correct for speaker placement and size differences is extremely difficult in the analog domain. This is why it is best to send the digital stream (bitstream of LPCM) to a surround processor (either receiver or pre/pro) and let all things be done in the digital domain then convert them to analog.
Ken Taraszka, MD