i am streaming all video ( netflix, apple+,disney, and such, as well as TV channels and SKY) through a SkyQ receiver onto a video projector using HDMI.
the audio is currently running through an optical cable into an AV-receiver which is ok.
I wonder if I could, instead of going through the receiver, run it into my NDX2 and use my naim chain to deliver the audio.
i tried, but it only produced funny sounds -strange digital false sounds so far.
What’s the secret? can anyone help me with settings that i might have to adjust?
or do i need a special optical cable ?
or is the Sky output not compatible with NDX2’s DAC ?
Sky Q decoder only has an optical out ( alternatively you can run audio also via the HDMI which i don’t want to do )
looking forward to your thoughts and all the best for December 22 !
I’ve not had that issue with either my Virgin V6 box or DVD player which are both used through my 2-channel system. What I do find is sometimes on power up, although the input is locked to the signal from the V6 box, there is no sound. Switching channels sorts it out so I think it must be a ‘feature’ of the V6 box as it happens on my Linn KDSM and also did the same on my NDX2.
The NDX2 will certainly make the best of your other digital sources. Hope you get the settings sorted
Thanl you very much.
switching to stereo in the sky setup was the key.
it now wirks fine and the cambridge is taken out for now. sacrafices surround sound on films but will give the pure stereo just through the naim chain a test drive now !
one more question though:
have you ever had a AV reciever run through the AV of a naim chain ?
with my cambridge setup throgh the 282/300 i always had a strong “buzz” sound when a HDMI cable was plugged into the cambridge.
any idea where that might came from ?
i exchanged HDMI cables several times, it was always there. so its not that….
anyhow, thank you again for the setting tip already !!
You shouldn’t experience any issues with Sky Q into NDX2 via Optical.
We have Sky into NDX2 and it works a treat. No lip sync issues, we regularly switch between live TV/recordings/OnDemand/Apps and also SWMBO sometimes forgets we can AirPlay to NDX2 and chooses Sky Q box - never any issue with loss of sound or sync during all these moves.
Interestingly we found we preferred the Sky Q into our NDX2 rather than directly into nDAC. No idea why when an optical feed is being used, but the NDX2 adds something here.
cool, thank you ! with the help from
Gazza and James_n, i realized i had to change settings to stereo in the sky menu and… it works !
will test it now with this “direct” setup:
video from sky straight to projector and audio optical straight to NDX2.
and thanks for the hint on the isolator.
will get one and try it.
i will for now use the ndx set up and see how it feels with “only” stereo while watching movies und tv shows. but it i start missing dolby surround, and the isolator takes away the buzz, i ll might go back that route !
thank you again for all the help !
hi james, thank you again for the isolator tip. it worked ! no buzz anymore and SQ is fine.
hard time now deciding … stereo with ndx dac or dolby through Cambridge av naim… well, will give it a good comparison the next weeks.
take care and once again, thank you !