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Originally Posted by Jacob305
I have a questions for some people.
with the choice of HDMI or analog, what do you prefer or use?
I was using HDMI but I found out that the analog settings were much better. I am trying that out now.
Originally Posted by Eiredale
This question doesn't make much since unless you factor in the DAC of your preamp or AVR as a comparison. The analog outputs of the OPPO use the internal Cirrus CS4398 vs. multi-channel Cirrus CS4382A DAC for analog output. In my case I connect to an Integra DTC 9.8 which uses Burr Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DAC's for all it's channels. I wouldn't even begin to mess with all the cables to do 7.1 analog from the OPPO but comparing the two channel stereo output would be doable. I can't imagine that the OPPO's DACs are as good as Burr Brown, but only a test would determine that.
If you see a huge benefit from the analog outputs of the OPPO then your preamp must be a weak link.
What about his comments that don't make since?
If he preferred the analog from the Oppo vs what he was hearing through HDMI, then it doesn't matter what DACs are in his AVR or preamp. He made the comparison in his setup and he preferred the Oppo.
The poster has to trust his ears and he heard much better
from the analog in HIS
setup. You may hear something different when and if you do your own comparison, but I suspect you're going to prefer the Burr Brown DACs in your Integra.
This is the subjective nature of audio and there is no right or wrong answer.
Let's not leave it to your imagination. Do the test and then get back to us. What Burr Brown DACs are in your Integra?
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