Originally Posted by sillysally
Yes it sure would.
The Oppo out preforms my Pioneer BDP-09 for 2ch stereo analog downmix. Oppo has done a great job with the discreet 2ch analog out. My BDP-09 should out perform the Oppo, but Pioneer firmware for 2ch downmix is at best ok.
The BD-83 blows away the BD-09 for 2ch stereo downmix, because of the soundstaging.
I am completely stunned and floored by this.
Looking at the specs, seeing the pictures of the insides of that 09...really, that just shouldn't be, with no offense to the Oppo.
The 09 is basically a receiver and player all-in-one unit and nothing should be able to touch its analog performance from 2 grand on down the ladder.
I honestly can't believe it, but I don't mean that to say I doubt your word.
I'll ask point blank: How can this be?
How can a $500 player, for which Oppo has to make a profit on because they're not a charity
, do this?
I have a WA6SE maxxed tube headphone amp. I use Denon AH D7000 headphones. These headphones are the closest to a good set of speakers and sub, I have ever heard.
I wasn't in any kind of a rush to test dedicated audio on the Oppo until I read your remarks here.
I'll be testing my Oppo out on a HeadAmp GS-X and a pair of Moon Audio Black Dragon cabled AKG701s today and Sennheiser 800s come Friday when they get delivered.
Are you getting a pair of Senns 800s?
The Oppo will be directly against an Onkyo DVSP1000 for SACD and DVD-A (and maybe CD as well) and a Cambridge 840c for CD. The Cambridge 840c blows away the Onkyo for CD IMO but now it will be interesting to see where the Oppo lands in all of this. I doubt the Cambridge 840c will be unseated for CD playback. It's a truly incredible machine.
Frankly, if I only used the Oppo for BDs and DVDs I'd still feel like I've already gotten more than my money's worth.
Anything past that will be gravy.
The Oppo is easily a huge upgrade over the PS3 that I've been using since launch day 2 and a half years ago, across the boards.