Hey there. I’m new to some of this stuff and just wondering if this connection makes sense.
I was considering using an optical cable to connect my TV with a minidsp unit and then output from the minidsp to a Marantz (HD-AMP-1) audio inputs and then out to my speakers. My specific questions are:
Does this make sense?
Would I be bypassing the DAC in the Marantz?
Would I still be able to control the volume from the Marantz the same way?
Based on the manual, it seems as though if I am only connecting 2 speakers, it will work as I described, however if you want to integrate a subwoofer, you would need to add a preamp to the front of the chain and connect the subwoofer to the minidsp.