Originally Posted by suntop
I use PIONEER BDP-440. Thanks
Thats what I suspected... a blu-ray player. In all honesty, because I am in your same position, use that money to buy yourself an external DAC like the Arcam rDAC or Cambridge Audio DAC Magic or Musical Fidelity V-DAC MKII, they will have better DACs and analog section then both your Integra and Pioneers DAC/analog section. Put the Integra in Direct mode for all music listening, and the audio will output simultaneously via HDMI and Optical, so for movies you will just select your BD button on your remote and HDMI will take control. For music have the analog inputs set to TV or Game or whatever your not using and you will select that for your CD listening and you will just get 2-ch audio via the DAC that should sound a lot better.
Then when youve managed to squeeze all the performance you can from your Integra add a Musical Fidelity, Arcam, Creek or Naim integrated amp and use their HTBP mode. Thats what Id suggest. I added the Naim integrated amp first, and while many things have improved, I notice how much my Sonys analog section is lacking.
Dynaudio Focus 260s, Focus 210C, DM 2/6, Hsu VTF3 MK5 HP, Oppo BDP-103, NaimUniti 2, Naim Stageline N, Pro-ject 2xperience Classic, Marantz SR7007, 60" 4K Samsung LED LCD