Kinda Thinking about it - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-30-2008, 07:06 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tjk3030's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The south.
Posts: 361
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Anyone have any thoughts on an upgrade - Esoteric DV-60 or Denon Bluray 3800? Just thinking of a chg now or maybe waiting till this whole bluray thing settles down a bit.

Any thoughts on the Esoteric vs Ayre?

As much as I listen to music, I also was amazed at bluray quality.

What else do I have - Aerial 9s, cc5, sr3 etc etc
Theta Casablanca III withe extreme dacs
Theta Dreadnaugt II
Sony ES player - cd/sacd & the dvd one.
XBR3 LCD

Anyone want to throw in their 2 cents?


This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
tjk3030 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 03-30-2008, 08:47 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Anthony A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada EH?
Posts: 2,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
do you want the player strictly for movies, or you want it to be a universal solution and cd playback? if its for movies, i would say the denon with the realta in it, for cd playback/universal the esoteric is much better. i can't remember the exact scaling chip in the esoteric but for some reason i think its faroudja. the realta is many times superior for video reproduction.

Anthony A. is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-30-2008, 11:52 PM
Advanced Member
 
bigbrother52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hudson River Valley, N.Y.
Posts: 943
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 16
The 60 is using Faroudja DCDI and the ABT1018

I have the CBIII/extreme dacs and an Esoteric DV50s, which is pretty close to the sound of a DV60.
I'm really very impressed with the way it sounds for redbook and 2 channel SACD (no 6shooter), I don't get the same warm, fuzzy feeling with the Denon.
I have to use an external VP for upscaling ( I use one with the ABT chipset) which of course the 60 already has but it looks close enough to me, to an HD image on a Pioneer plasma, for me to be able to wait on some higher end universal blu-ray ray player that will sound as good as the Esoteric.
I'm probably waiting on an Esoteric universal blu-ray player.

I'd get the 60 if you want really good sound and a darn good SD-DVD image and if you need blu-ray right now, get some much cheaper blu-ray player as well, for the interim.
I'd only get that Denon if I had a room to move it to later, where blu-ray is going to be more important then the audio side of things. From what I see, it's considerably cheaper then the 60 but not a crazy amount of money more then some Sony blu players.
I can't comment on the AYRE.

Ya wanted it, ya got it, My 2 Cents

TURN IT UP!
bigbrother52 is offline  
Reply Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off