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I am looking to update my old Pioneer 563A and Oppo 970 to a much nicer transport. I am also looking at the Onkyo Integra pre-amp (coming this summer/fall for $1,600-- even has the Reon video processor, HDMI 1.3 inputs, and balanced outputs!!) with eight channels using Burr-Brown 1796 DAC's.
I was hoping the Integra would take DSD and decode it in its pure form, and if so I would want an SA-CD or universal player that could send the DSD bitstream out via HDMI. Most new DVD-Audio capable players already send unaltered multi-channel, high resolution PCM via HDMI, but not DSD (instead using a proprietary link that usually only works with their own products).
Is there such a beast coming out soon? I thought I heard rumors of a new Pioneer universal player that would... anyone know about this?
Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!