Originally Posted by sk20
We have four players. Each is optimized for its format. This has worked very well for us.
Originally Posted by iramack
Try your 55 with analog connections to the receiver. You wont get subwoofer output (on cd's) so if your mains dont go to say 55 or 60hz then you will miss some bass and maynot be a good solution for you. Based on the review in this linkhttp://www.avguide.com/blog/first-li...blu-ray-player
I tried mine that way and wow is it sweet.
OK, heres what I did.
I connected the DBMP35 to my Yamaha via a pair of very very high quality phono interconnects, analogue output of the Panny to CD input of the Yamaha and set the Yamaha to Pure Direct. Had a good listen and A/B'd against the HDMI input with the Yamaha doing the DA conversion.
Both sounded the same, quite edgy and brittle, like early CD players of the 1980s, and as I said, lacking bass extension.
So.. I went and got my Pioneer DV747A, currently on EBAY but not sold yet.
Plugged it up using same audio cables to the same input on the Yamaha and listened the same CDs.
MUCH better! the edginess of CD is nicely tamed, smoother/warmer sounding, and the bass feels like an extra octave has appeared.
So I don't need to by an Oppo 980HD, I just need to not sell my Pioneer DV747A
Also, remember my other gripes? boot up time, lack of numeric keypad entry? those are also addressed by using the Pioneer for CD/SACD.
Does mean running two players though which I didn't really want to do, which in turn means finding space for it in my otherwise pretty full AV rack.