Fun day comparing the oppo 95 and the yammy.
First lets say the Oppo is a great machine.So we will give that a score of 100 and I will give my impressions based on oppo being a benchmark.
The units basically were swapped out and level matched with rat shack meter. This is completley un-scientific and a couple of guys opinion
2 channel redbook and sacd. Listening included Sacd Patricia Barber " Cafe Blue" and the stereo sacd layer of Beck's Sea Change along with the redbook Nils Lofgren " Acoustic Live" This was the first swap after listening to the yammy for a good 45 minutes.The Oppo sounded wonderful. delightful highs, nice bass, great air, but certainly not night and day.Based on Oppo 100 the Yammy gets an 85
Multi-channel outs: Kinda a tough here without matched speakers but again the Oppo did everything a little better. Listening to the opening track on David Sanborn Sacd Timeagain, Dave's horn is just mesmerizing and the oppo just a little more detailed. Overall I give the same score to the Yammy of 85 .
Thru in a Billy Idol DVD Storytellers. Listening to the 5.1 DTS track Stevie Stevens guitar just sounds so nice and Billy's voice raspy as ever. very nice. Oppo sure up-converts beautifully.
Oppo 100 on the up-conversion, Yamaha 60. Yammy 80 on the audio.
Blu-ray audio of Tom Petty.. again Oppo just a little better at everything.
I wasn't expecting the Yamaha to keep pace with the Oppo but it did but up a nice battle. After un-hooking the Oppo and re-hooking up the yammy it still sounded dam good !!
For 399.00 does a nice job on the audio side. I would say the upconverted dvd's were drastically better on the Oppo. (92 inch screen)
I have not tested any of the streaming services so cannot comment. Have not tried the audio from the HDMI either. This machine is dead quiet. The Oppo made clicking sounds everytime it did a function..kinda annoying
I am going to order a oppo 93 before my 30 days are up with this. The lack of flac support kinda bugs me. I would think if the audio is on par with the Yammy the benifit of the superior upconverting and flac support may be worth the extra 100.00. The re-sale on the Oppo's are also second to none.