I am burning in my new BDP-105D (does not sound as good as my Linn Unidisk SC, which has a more even, smooth balance, a bit richer, not as bright/edgy in the upper midrange/lower treble and somewhat better deep bass...however the Linn is a well broken in $6K unit with an upgraded Dynamik power supply) and am hoping that the sound will improve. I have about 100 hours on the Oppo at the moment and it has improved during the first 100 hours.
I only use the 2-channel stereo outputs for music listening and HDMI 1 to my Pioneer Elite Plasma for DVD and Blu-ray. Movie sound is either directly from the Oppo 2-channel stereo outputs, or from the Pioneer fed by the Oppo HDMI 1. My preamplifier is a McIntosh C2200 and my system is 2 channel only (mono-block tube amplifiers).
A couple of questions:
1. Is there an advantage to setting SACD to DSD rather than PCM? Does this avoid extra signal processing?
2. In order to ensure SACD DSD, is it necessary to turn off HDMI audio? If yes, this will mean turning it back on to watch DVDs and BDs?
Thanks for any help