Originally Posted by svphile
This might be true. My best guess is their respective analog output stages have to be very close. I wouldn't believe it until I heard for myself or a respected forum member did an honest shootout.
I found the oppo 983 pretty average on analog and I havent seen any better comments on the oppo BD player. looking under the hood the oppo it uses a pretty average power supply, a 7.1 dac on a chip for mch analog out and pretty ordinary analog stage from what can see.
my denon 2930 I use currently in my bedroom system has a much better implemented power supply, analog stage, a proper descrete dac setup with decent dacs and decent quality analog stage and sounds pretty good over analog for it. If the 2010 anything like it, and by all accounts technically it appears so then certainly looks like something for me.
for many analog might not be a concern at all but it is for me in my totally analog bedroom setup. So important factor for me and one of the main reasons looking at the denon here who in my eyes have a much better track record analog wise
styling and looks pretty important to me as well, and the oppo doesnt really do it for me there either sorry to say
but yeah this very much a pers pref thing.
the other factor is denons usually when sold in my country would be region free for DVD, an important requirement for me. the oppo has to be modded etc for both BD/DVD for our region and so ends up costing a lot more here to.
the other player option I am looking at is the pio bd23fd, no idea what its analog side is like. pio are typically region free on dvd here as well and tend to use decent dacs and analog stages in their players too, but something will have to verify with the 23FD. Having owned a pio lx70a before pretty happy wiht the level of quality of the pio players so cant wait to check this one out as well.