Originally Posted by upsetter
It was with SR6005 as a preamp. SR6005 was also driving surround GEM speakers. I am going to A/B OPPO direct with Marantz preamp to see if I need to sell Marantz and buy something better. Cables all around are 3 ft ACOUSTIC RESEARCH Pr130 Pro RCA cables. These cables are out of production but still can be found on the Internet. The good thing about them is that they are directional (shield grounding wise), well designed and build but still affordable.
I might have to give those cables a spin.
For a valid comparison to direct from the oppo, try turning off all processing on your 6005 including audyssey.
Samsung 64F8500, Panasonic 65VT50, Oppo 95, Tivo Roamio for OTA, Dish VIP722, Marantz AV8801 preamp, Rotel Amps, Atlantic Tech 8200 speakers, Seaton Submersive HP, Calman 5, Chromapure, VideoForge HDMI II, i1Display3pro, i1pro2, eecolor colorbox.