Home Theatre Bit Rate Output Question

Jbstargate1

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Hi I have a Panasonic sa-btt290 and my set up is like this Computer-Home Theater-TV. Everything is perfect but I was just wondering what is the highest bitrate output my speakers are capable of producing. I just ask since Itunes has an option for Bitrate For Audio Playback and I don't want to damage my speakers by picking the highest option if it can't produce it.

I know there's not a massive difference between the bit rates but I like having my audio set up to the highest it can achieve.

The link below is for the manual. I am just unsure as to what I am to look for.

http://mediapool.getthespec.com/media.pdf?m=n9lV1ujgcphRrhrPOpnelQ%3D%3D&v=PD&w=yes

Thanks for the help.
 

bigpinkdragon286

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Just as your ears or brain wouldn't be damaged if somebody spoke a language you didn't understand, the highest bit rate supported by your device will be the highest bit rate it is capable of decoding for output. If you send a higher or lower bit rate than is supported, no damage will be done, it just won't be decoded and output. The bit rate is not the same as the signal or power level.
 

bigpinkdragon286

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Just as your ears or brain wouldn't be damaged if somebody spoke a language you didn't understand, the highest bit rate supported by your device will be the highest bit rate it is capable of decoding for output. If you send a higher or lower bit rate than is supported, no damage will be done, it just won't be decoded and output. The bit rate is not the same as the signal or power level.
 
While sort of related, bitrate and speakers have very little to do with one another

You cant damage speakers by playing "too high of a bitrate". You wont get the same depth, but you wont damage them in any way. Your speakers dont care how much data there is per second in the music file, it just cares about the power impulse it is getting from the receiver.

Your system is what I would classify as a higher-end system in the low category (dont feel bad my Yamaha receiver plus Energy speakers would be medium at best). The speakers nor the receiver are going to put out very high fedelity sound with super crisp notes. I dont have a $2k system because I am not enough of an audiophile to enjoy it that much more then what I currently have. Most individuals wouldnt even be able to hear the difference between an mp3 and a flac.
 

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@boosted1g and @bigpinkdragon286

Thanks for the help. I am a tiny bit of an audiophile when it comes to my music files but I don't know enough on the technical side of things. Most of my music is in the flac format and that is where my knowledge ends :D

OK I've had the highest option selected anyway for months now and I only realized today that I had it selected today so i was just curious as to whether or not I was doing anything to my system with incorrect settings.
 
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