Originally Posted by Glock3540
Wow, my new Oppo 103D is being delivered today. This all makes me a little worried....
I have an oppo 103d as my main source, use it for all disc based media and blueray movies as well as netflix, granted I haven't had the 4520 for a week yet but so far no issues I haven't caused myself.
For example me messing with the amp assignments and needing to recalibrate.
Fingers crossed it keeps this way :-)
As for the dedicated power amps.
I also have an emotiva xpa 5, but I am currently running with out it at the moment just to test, my speakers really shouldn't need it and I don't really play all that loudly, if I can sell it off, more money, less clutter.
Hooked up for as quick an ab test I can pull off earlier and it seems I might need to push a few DB extra to get right 'push' from the speakers without it and the sound seemed to be just a little bit 'more fun' with it.
But to make sure I have now ran a new calibration without the emotiva and it seemed to boost the front section a few DB , and the center is now 1.5 DB louder than the rest of the system (I checked with my db meter) equalizer and other calibration settings seem unchanged between the two calibration.
Considering I couldn't ship this Emo limiting sales potential and although having money for it could be nice I would probably just spend it on single malt whisky :-P
And a 5 channel amp is 'handy' to have around in this little hobby.
For now it might not be necessary to have, but fun none the less.