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I realize this thread seems moribund, but I'll ask anyway:

Has anyone compared the sound quality of analog direct from an Oppo 105 to that of an Oppo 105 passed via HDMI though an Anthem D2 or D2V? Is it superior going through the Anthem, just different, or is there no audible difference?

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Ayre C-5xeMP, Oppo BDP-105, & Sony XA5400ES disc players
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I realize this thread seems moribund, but I'll ask anyway:

Has anyone compared the sound quality of analog direct from an Oppo 105 to that of an Oppo 105 passed via HDMI though an Anthem D2 or D2V? Is it superior going through the Anthem, just different, or is there no audible difference?

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Give us more information on your sources and your setup.
There are significant differences when playing back different sources
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You have to be kidding ? This forum ? Not in your lifetime.

Give us more information on your sources and your setup.
There are significant differences when playing back different sources
I misread the calendar of the thread, sorry.

The sources I propose to connect to a D2V via HDMI are an Oppo 105 and Sony XA5400ES. The D2V would connect to Proceed HPA-2, HPA-3, and Amp-2 amps that drive KEF Reference 107/2 mains and 102 surrounds. It would also connect to a pair of Velodyne HGS-15 subs. This setup would be aimed at surround.

For stereo, I use an Ayre C-5xeMP and Thorens TD-124 with Ortofon SME 30H cartridge through a Parasound JC-3 phono stage to a JC-2 preamp to the Proceed amps. A Goldpoint switch would be used to select the D2V or JC-2.

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Ayre C-5xeMP, Oppo BDP-105, & Sony XA5400ES disc players
Parasound JC-2 preamp into Proceed HPA amps
KEF Reference 107/2 mains & 102 surrounds
Velodyne SMS-1 bass managers & a pair of HGS-15 subs
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I misread the calendar of the thread, sorry.

The sources I propose to connect to a D2V via HDMI are an Oppo 105 and Sony XA5400ES. The D2V would connect to Proceed HPA-2, HPA-3, and Amp-2 amps that drive KEF Reference 107/2 mains and 102 surrounds. It would also connect to a pair of Velodyne HGS-15 subs. This setup would be aimed at surround.

For stereo, I use an Ayre C-5xeMP and Thorens TD-124 with Ortofon SME 30H cartridge through a Parasound JC-3 phono stage to a JC-2 preamp to the Proceed amps. A Goldpoint switch would be used to select the D2V or JC-2.

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A very commendable audiophile equipment setup.
I can assure you from experience passing an analog audio signal from the OPPO 105 via analog to the D2v and using analog direct sounds quite a bit better than using HDMI from the OPPO. I have not been able to discern much of a difference when using the D2v as the preamp and analog direct for an analog source. Different setups can and do influence the sound stage, noise and sound character.
Anthem has stated there is nothing in the circuit to interfere or influence the sound except the op amps used for the volume control.
Another feature you might someday utilize would be to use the OPPO as a DAC for DSD input and play either HiRez PCM or DSD files.
In my system PCM or DSD exceeds anything I ever heard on any CD player even some state of the art CD players costing tens of thousands of dollars.


I needed a way to bypass the D2v and play analog surround signals and currently use a Parasound P7 to switch from the D2v to play DSD or PCM analog surround.
I gave up looking for my first choice for a surround preamp the Audio Research MP1
I am interested in hearing your experience with the Goldpoint switch and what Goldpoint selector switch are you utilizing ?
That is an option I did not realize existed and may give me an other option.
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