I want to use the 8 analog channels as an audio source for HDMI videos, without it undergoing ADC. Is it possible?
Today, with HDMI Input, if I set 'Direct Mode' the Subwoofer channel is disabled. What would be the case with the Analog EXT (7.1) Input?
I plan to purchase an 8ch DAC and connect it to the UMC, so if the Analogs will be converted (ADC) internally in the UMC-200 that would negate my intentions.
For clarification - I don't use any of the UMC-200 DSP's functions including Bass Management. I do everything on the PC and output it as PCM to the UMC's HDMI input. I hope I could output it as PCM/DSD to the 8ch USB DAC and from there to the Analog EXT input of the UMC without further processing (perhaps except for volume) and specifically without ADC.