Originally Posted by GmanAVS Rick R
, nice comparison review, ty.
I have both as well and agree for the most part.On my "audio only" setup [ Carver C-19 pre > McIntosh 275 amp > Klipshorn] I do hear a more significant difference than you using the Analogs of the Pioneer over the OPPO........ better soundstage and a tad crisper / tight response, but that is just my opinion. With that said I may soon retire my above audio only gear and the Pioneer
to make space for a music/video server, the kids Wii, Xbox and a wireless printer.
The joys of having a family
Hi GmanYeah it really is horses for courses, personal opinion and room dynamics at the end of the day, which is why I stressed that in the opening of my comparison.
Which ever I use I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of both systems, that now, after a lot of effort, produce excellent results for both multimedia and music which are equally important to me, of course I have the advantage of family having left the nest
. The the 05 is doing a superb job in the second system with a pair of ageing but top end Ruark speakers and is actually better in that system than the 93 both are Pio based similar genre AVR's.Don't do that you will regret it if you do and spend a lot of cash later just trying to get it back.
It is possible as I have done to make one system do both jobs (multimedia and music) but it does take time and effort (and some cost) to get it to work properly and of course as you get older so do your ears and any small differences won't matter so much
. I went through a period a few months ago where my hearing had really deteriorated gradually without my noticing till it was really bad and I realised what I was not hearing, a visit to the Doc and all back to normal but the important thing was I found out how much I had been missing when listening to the prized 05 (this was pre Oppo93), my hearing range is not that good
but it is what I would describe as fairly experienced or discerning.