I've become more and more disenchanted with Audyssey XT32 on my Onkyo 818 (used as a pre/processor) and general stereo music sound quality. I'm now wondering about upgrading my BDP93 to a BDP105 and going directly into my Arcam P7 power amp (which in turn is connected to MK Sound MP150/S150T speakers).
I know I'll forgo room EQ, but my DIY subwoofers (2 x 15" Fi Q series) are driven by an amp with plenty of EQ so I can manually eq them using REW, or even get another antimode or similar. I think part of my current issue is that I prefer the sound of the main speakers without EQ, but the bass does benefit from it.
I think that selling my 818, BDP93 and separate Darbee would mostly cover the cost of the BDP105 anyway, especially if another BDP105D comes up on the UK classifieds as happened recently.
Since I only have one other source (a HD PVR) and use a separate Lumagen VP for calibration, it seems I'm an ideal candidate. Is there anything I'm missing? I'm not interested in Atmos and 4K is a long way off for me, so any amp/processor upgrade would be for better sound quality rather than extra 'features' or room eq.
I assume that I'd be able to put the optical output from my TV into the 105's digital audio input too? During the week we tend to only use the TV's speakers, so even this isn't a deal breaker if not possible (I can watch 'TV' via my PVR anyway).
It's just the comments about using an amp 'because it might sound crap' put me off a little. Is the volume control on the Oppo not very good?
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