Originally Posted by boyce89976
I would connect the dedicated analog RCA's out of the OPPO to the analog CD inputs on your Marantz. Use the CD setting when you want to listen to analog music (which uses the OPPO's DAC, and is really the benefit of the 105 over the 103).
Connect the HDMI2 out of the OPPO to the Marantz and HDMI1 out of the OPPO directly to the TV and select HDMI split in the OPPO menu. This will give you the best picture possible and allow you to get lossless audio through the Marantz.
Thanks a bunch for your reply. A problem with connecting the stereo analog out from the 105 to the Marantz is that my speakersetup is currently a 3.1 setup, with a powerful center channel speaker for dialogue. I would like to keep that center channel.
Any suggestions on how to connect the BDP-103 to the Peachtree Nova and Epson 8500 HomeCinema Projector, I have included pictures for reference. Thanks.
ps. I think connection to the Epson is a no brainer, so please disregard that request.
psps. I did some additional research and figured out what I need to do. Here it is -
The Nova has a built in DAC (ESS 9006 Sabre), will connect the optical out from the Oppo to the Nova
I will use the analog out on the Oppo to connect to my wireless headphones
Curious which DAC is better.. the one in Nova or the one in Oppo (??). I am thinking BDP-103(Cirrus logic CS4382A) < Nova (Sabre ESS 9006) < BDP-105 (Sabre ESS 9018 32 bit). Could anyone confirm?
This is getting interesting.. reading about the SABRE DAC here..http://www.esstech.com/PDF/sabrewp.pdf
Again my setup as follows -
Bedroom (BDP-103+Peachtree Nova, Epson projector)
Living room (BDP-105+Marantz 1602, LG Plasma TV)
I am beginning to understand now, how much out of league my Marantz 1602 is, when paired with the Oppo 105. That said, any suggestions on an alternative to the Marantz to pair with my Oppo 105? I like Marantz for its small foot print, airplay and audio/video switching capabilities. Sound quality seems decent but then again I may not know any better.
OR would I be better off pairing the 105 with the Nova instead, and pair the 103 with the Marantz.. I wonder... If I go this route, then I need to bypass the DAC on 103 and connect 103 to the Marantz by HDMI. On the other system in the bedroom, I could use the reference stereo out from Oppo 105 to connect to stereo in on the Nova. The more I think about this, more I am liking it. Seems to be a better way to use/pair the components I have.
I think I will leave the 105 with the Marantz and the 103 with the Nova for now. As one of you explained, I will attach analog out from Oppo to analog in of Marantz and also hook up a HDMI cable from Oppo to Marantz. This way I have a good DAC in both my rooms.