Originally Posted by DougWinsor
There are a lot of people in this thread that are saying incorrect things about LPCM and bitstream, steve do you think bitstream will sound better then LPCM?
I don't know that the CB3 HDMI 1.3 will sound better due to decoding to LPCM in the processor, as opposed to decoding to LPCM in the player. Its possible that the CB3's better power supply, shielding, etc could make a sonic improvement in this one category, but I don't have the practical subjective ability to measure this or the objective engineering info to offer an opinion in this regard.
Based upon using various digital components over the years in my high resolution AV system, yes I am comfortable that having the Theta CB3 with Extreme DACs and fantastic analog output stage will sound appreciably better on high resolution audio formats than my current Integra 9.8, which sounds great already!!! Regardless of where the LPCM is processed. And once I get it in my system, I'll at some point do a trial of LPCM decoding inthe player vs the processor and tell you my subjective findings!!!