About a week ago I replaced my Oppo BDP-83 blu ray, my Integra DTC-9.8 SSP, AND my Theta Compli DVD/SACD & DVD-A MC/CD with:
A brand spankin' new Marantz UD9004 Universal player, which does what I want for my purposes as follows:
DVD 480i "source direct"
Blu Ray HD "source direct" including 1080 24p
SACD both 2 channel and MC (multi-channel)
Has 7.1 (I use 5.1) single-ended analog outputs MC AND
balanced AES/EBU analog outputs (latter use for two channel
CD and SACD).
So I do not need my Theta Compli anymore, as I was using for SACD and DVD-A two channela and multi-channel.
I have connected the Marantz's single-ended 5.1 (I don't use the entire 7.1) analog outputs; also the Marantz' AES/EBU 2.0 channel output, to
my Theta CB3's Six Shooter.
I anticipate that my PS Audio PerfectWave Transport and DAC will still be somewhat superior on two channel CD, or the other hi rez stuff the PS Audio can play.
It takes all of two seconds for me to disconnect the two channel Marantz and connect the two channel PS Audio, or vice versa, at the Six Shooter.
I am a very very happy camper!
Initial observations are that even hardly burned in yet that the Marantz
(using analog, not HDMI) sounds as good as it gets on blu ray, and excellent on all music sources.
Now I got some components and extra cables to sell. Consolidation is nice!
More info on the Marantz UD9004 at:http://us.marantz.com/Products/2936.asp