I own an Oppo BDP-105 and use it to playback pretty much everything, so the design of the SP-3 is sounding like a perfect match for my setup. SP-3 abstracting video out of the equation is fine, the HDMI 1 output of that Oppo is fascinatingly great. I dont want my Pre/Pro to even touch it, so that is cool. I also hate room correction, so its awesome to me that this unit doesn't have it.
I haven't setup an appointment to see one in person yet. The only bummer I have so far is the lack on OSD to simply see the channel list for adjust db levels of each channel.
I am constantly (by desire) adjusting speaker levels because all source media encodings are typically different in my world. [this is likely why I have grown to dislike any type of RC, it just never yields crap for me].
My concern is that this process of constantly adjust db speaker levels, and having to read the display from 12' back on the couch. I'm not far back. I can easily read my AV7005 unit's display, but dont need to really because of OSD. Will I be able to decipher the SP-3's do you think? I dont want to drop this much coin, and have to use binoculars each time I need trim on speaker levels. Also, this isn't burried deep in the menus, is it?
I recently upgraded my Parasound and Emotiva amps to new SST2's, the amps are bullet-proof madness, I am solid Bryston fan at this point. SP-3 is a serious investment however, and want to be sure before acquiring that it wont be frustrating with my current typical per-show user behaviors.