Originally Posted by jomark911
I wasn"t aware of the decade-old debate.
Also i wasn"t aware of marantz 9004 production being dropped.
Anyway a1ud is a excelent machine .Now if it does a better decoding process compared to your integra i don"t know.
I guess we will find out .Right?
DVD-A1UDCI in da house!
Still have my Canare/Neutrik interconns but not for long, balanced King Cobras are replacing them, and M1000i 1m are coming for the 7.1 pre-outs, i already have the M1000i balanced for the stereo pre-outs.
So, even with the humble cables, the decoding in the player is superior to the DHC-9.9 fed by the Oppo 980.
Martin Frost's clarinet tremolo is really coming to life little hidden nuances are creeping out.
La Sublime Porte, my latest acquisition regales with voluptuous lazy harem music. The little ode to a certain Sultan Osman is particularly uplifting.
Pat Barber comes out even more convincingly depressed in Modern Cool.
"Ya tvoi sluga, ya tvoi robot" , you guessed right, Kraftwerk is fabulously rich.
Big surprise, well not so big, but Gattaca BD's DTS-HD 5.1
track is so much more nuanced, i watch this movie about 5 times
a year, so i know what to look for.
At 42 lbs i need to reinforce my Tech-Kraft SF50 fiberboard POS or swing for an RSF Viking. For now i invested in $5 angle enforcers and will epoxy the whole rack. That should hold this warrantied refurb.
Scoreboard: AKM4399 > PCM1796 (but remember, the product quality does not equal the sum of the components as stated by others)
So much for my new glorified SACD player, well worth the investment.
Time to go on chill pills again, upgraditis is getting the better part of my budget.
Now time to replace my humble amps with a POA, no way, alimony can be expensive