I am planning to move to a new house and would like to upgrade some of my AV devices. Basically I am very interested in buying a OPPO BDP-95 and a power amp for my Dynaudio Audience speakers. But in the meantime I am also in a dilemma of making decisions to keep old stuff or not. I have two connnection options in drawing, but since I cannot post images I will try to describe in detail.
Panasonic RP91 CD/DVD player(192k/24bit), Marantz SR7000 AVR, Dynaudio Audience 40, 50, c120 and Velodyne sub
Oppo BDP 95, Emotiva amp (have not decided which one)
Oppo as the CD/DVD/BD source, connects to a power amp (Emotiva UPA500, 120W @4ohm x5 ch), then connect to my 5.1.
Oppo as the BD/DVD source, Pana as the CD source, use Marantz as AV receiver, pre-out to Emotiva XPA200(240W @4ohm x2 ch) to drive front right and left channel, Marantz to drive RR/RL/C.
Can you guys tell me ,
1. Is 120W @4ohm per channel enough to drive Dyna's?
2. Is the audio playback quality of OPPO good enough I can dump my old Panasonic RP91 (192K/24bit)?
3. I know people might suggest me to upgrade my AVR. But if I have OPPO, I have the DAC already, why should I buy AVR? I can run my speakers like in Option 1
Any feedback is highly appreciated!