Originally Posted by Torqdog
^ +1....... maybe that's why Oppo has given us .25 foot increments in distance settings on the 95.
The only issue here is for people who want to listen to SACD discs using Analog DSD output.
For those folks, they will need to do any speaker time alignment (distance adjustment) external to the player -- e.g., by physically positioning the speakers to be equidistant for example. Analog speaker distance adjustment is disabled, along with all other audio processing in the OPPO, when SACD DSD-Direct-to-Analog conversion is engaged. If you are passing this multi-channel Analog audio into an AVR that does speaker distance adjustment for that input, then of course this is a non-issue. Just keep in mind, that this almost certainly means the AVR is re-digitizing that input, then processing it (e.g., for the distance adjustment), then re-converting it BACK to Analog for output -- using the AVR's DACs.
If you set the AVR to multi-channel Analog Direct/Bypass/Pass-through, it almost certainly will NOT be able to do speaker distance adjustment for you.
For every other Analog output situation, including SACD playback via Analog PCM, proper speaker distance settings should of course be established wherever you want that work to be done -- either in the player for multi-channel Analog output (other than SACD Analog DSD), or in the AVR. Just be sure you only do it in one place. If the AVR is doing this work for multi-channel Analog input, then set all speakers equidistant in the OPPO. Any distance will do so long as they are all the same. But of course many AVRs don't even offer speaker distance adjustment when playing their multi-channel Analog input, and pretty much none will offer it when set to Analog Pass-through -- in which case set the correct distances in the OPPO so that it can do the work for that multi-channel Analog output, and avoid use of Analog DSD output -- if you are sensitive to speaker time alignment errors in multi-channel music -- since those settings in the OPPO won't function during SACD Analog DSD output.
For HDMI or S/PDIF output, speaker distance adjustment is always done in the AVR. The distance settings in the OPPO only affect the multi-channel Analog output.