Did some limited listening to the 983H with a couple of SACDs (Dire Straits, Audiophile voices) through my bottlehead tube pre-amp in pure 2-ch. All that I can say right now is that it was about half an hour of beautiful music, that made me smile throughout. I have to say, I haven't done such listening in almost a year and the bottlehead pre had some bad connection last night I had to debug and solder but after it was done, Oh my, what pure listening pleasure. This is the first time, I get to listen to SACDs with an analog section geared towards audiophiles. Simply astounding performance!
I will be listening more in multi-ch shortly, but there is that magic of 2-ch that is hard to explain. I love it!
Get a 983H if you can!