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post #1 of 7 Old 05-13-2011, 07:18 PM - Thread Starter
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I am buying an oppo bluray player, but I also want the best cd quality I can get. I would like some input from you guys. So far I am looking at maybe getting the BDP-93 as a transport and buying the Emotiva XDA-1 DAC, or would I be better off just getting the BDP-95 and skipping the XDA-1? Or then I thought about getting the BDP-93 for bluray and the Emotiva ERC-2 cd player for cd playback. I would like to hear from some people with experience with these products. I am on a budget, and these options seem to be some of the best in my price range.
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Nobody has any feedback???? Hello??? I could use some help.
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Go directly to the 95. It has an excellent analog section and includes balanced out. It also has a quality oversized power supply that was designed by Rotel. A+ quality in both audio & video.
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Thanks for the reply. I know the BDP-95 is the best cd player; I just wonder if it's better enough to justify the cost difference over the 93 with an Emotiva XDA-1 DAC, which I could also use for other digital mediums. Any thoughts?
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I'd go with the 95 for sure. In my book hooking up the Emotiva to either unit is waste of money and a downgrade. Now if you are talking a quality DAC then I may consider a different 93/DAC option if you need the additional inputs.

Have you considered any other DAC's?
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The only thing I'd consider in this scenario over the Oppo is a more "old school" CD player, that offers more buttons and macros (which is something I've yet to see any LD/DVD/HD-DVD/BR player match) - to say nothing at all of quality. I just like the extra control without needing a TV or remote.

The BDP-95 looks nicer on paper than the XDA-1, and I'm always a fan of single device solutions (the less stuff you have to turn on and play with, the quicker you can get to enjoying your album/movie). Personally I'd probably get something else (well, I did), but I can agree with the BDP-95 or BDP-93 suggestion.
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Get the BDP-95. It's the best sounding CD or universal player I've ever heard.
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