I suppose the answer to my questions may appear in the 105 thread, but I was unable to find them.
Can the 105D output through the 7.1 analog channels while simultaneously outputting through the stereo analog/XLR connections? I so, I would like to run 2 zones at once from the OPPO.
Also, my plan was to connect the Oppo via HDMI 1 to the TV and send the analog 7.1 to the Sherbourn PT-7030. Of course, by using the Sherbourn Preamp, I would be able to play different sources into different zones which would not be possible if using the OPPO by itself.
Which leads me to my 2nd question: Will the quality of the signal output from the OPPO be degraded in any way by the Sherbourn Preamp DACs? If so, I am not sure I am going to use the PT-7030 in this particular room despite the zone flexibility it would afford.