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The Guess Who SACD from AF arrived finally. Put it on the 4.0 mix and I was hugely disappointed. Boomy and certainly not crankable on my system. Highs seem to be MIA, and my shoulders dropped a little. Luckily, Hoffmann's stereo mix is absolutely sooopoib! I've become an MC man of late, but I'll be playing this in 2 channel from now on.
Sorry to hear about the 4.0 Bill. Not to rub it in but it sounds just fine on my system. However I do prefer the stereo version.
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Sorry to hear about the 4.0 Bill. Not to rub it in but it sounds just fine on my system. However I do prefer the stereo version.
I'm not sure what's going on with the 4.0 that I have ace, this mix is getting a lot of love out there. I had just gotten back from a trip and ran it through the paces fairly quick, I'll have to revisit this disc and see if I have something set up wrong.
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Greetings from a forum newbie!

I am a new participant in the multichannel music world with the recent purchase of a few additions to my hardware and media collection, so this forum seemed like a good place to say hello. I recently upgraded my AV surround system to include Dolby Atmos, which freed up some gear for a dedicated audio setup.

My audio system includes a Denon AVR-4806 with Oppo BDP-80 attached, and a variety of Polk Audio speakers for a 5.1 audio setup. I've been enjoying a few SACD's from Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Queen, and a few others. I'm particularly impressed by Dark Side of the Moon. I've listened to that album in stereo more times than I can count, and I see many more in my future in multichannel.

I also have a Sony Blu-ray player thst can do SACD, but I couldn't resist picking up the old Oppo at a good price off eBay recently. It was a bit quirky at first, but a firmware update seems to have taken care of that. Most of my multichannel music right now is SACD, but I have a couple Blu-ray audio titles too. I hope to pick up a couple DVD-A's soon to try thst out as well.

I'm looking forward to picking up tips from this forum along with suggestions for new music to discover.
Congrats on the BDP-80 (and everything else). I bought a BDP-80 for my parents during its brief time being sold, they have enjoyed it greatly for the last five years.

I was going to suggest that you make sure the firmware was updated, since a lot of functionality was added after the fact, like DVD-A and DLNA capabilities, but you already did.

I have two Oppos, my old reliable BDP-83 (now doing bedroom music duty) and a new BDP-103D.

All of them play music really well, with the 103D adding DSD capabilities. Enjoy, I don't think there's a better deck for multichannel music than an Oppo.
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I'm not sure what's going on with the 4.0 that I have ace, this mix is getting a lot of love out there. I had just gotten back from a trip and ran it through the paces fairly quick, I'll have to revisit this disc and see if I have something set up wrong.
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Don't know if it will help but I'm using the analog jacks on my Oppo so I can do DSD.
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Don't know if it will help but I'm using the analog jacks on my Oppo so I can do DSD.
That means the DACs in the Oppo are doing the conversion. Do you have an "SE" model with sooperdooper DACs? If not, you might try bitstreaming DSD over HDMI to your receiver/processor.

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Don't know if it will help but I'm using the analog jacks on my Oppo so I can do DSD.
Yeah, I'm running HDMI from my 103, the Pio Elite does a better job than the 103 DAC. It was just way underwhelming where other discs in MC and even the stereo on this one are fine. May give it another spin later this evening. It could be me being delusional (again)
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That means the DACs in the Oppo are doing the conversion. Do you have an "SE" model with sooperdooper DACs? If not, you might try bitstreaming DSD over HDMI to your receiver/processor.

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Only use it for my SACD's and the few DSD downloads I've purchased. My pre pro has six channel analogs in. I use the HDMI for all my other recordings and blu rays. Sounds fine to me.
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Sounds fine to me.
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Gil Evans - Gil Evans & Ten SACD

Thanks, Dan !

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My SACD collection, watch it grow and my wallet shrink ;-).

Denon 4311 (in preamp mode), Parasound 2100, Boston Acoustics A7200 amp, Wyred 4 sound SX-500s, ST-500, ST-250, Oppo BDP-105D, Consonance CD120, Panasonic TC-P60GT50 plasma, Panamax 5100EX, Salk Song Towers, Song Center, ADS 300C (surrounds) and two Rythmik F12SEs.
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By now, the list of titles you do not own must be smaller than the ones you do!

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