Originally Posted by swestbom
If the audio DACs are the same quality as the ones the rest of the Oppo range use they will be functional but not much more than that. If you use the analog outputs you can cringe at the sound of DVD-Audio, SACD and the other formats equally. They used about the cheapest audio dac available. Plan on using the HDMI audio transmission.
Nonsense! Some audiophiles prefer
the sound of properly implemented Cirrus Logic DAC's. Sure, there may be better DAC's available, but the performance difference is negligible, and most certainly
not proportional to the price premium for those other DAC's.
There was a time that Burr-Brown DAC's were the only ones to have, because their technology and performance was leaps ahead of the competition. That is no longer true. When doing a fair comparison of the DAC's, by using the identical amplification stages, sound reproduction equipment, and properly treated listening environment, in a blind test, it would be pretty much impossible to hear any difference at all.
Using statements such as "functional but not much more", or "cringe at the sound", are highly exaggerated and inflamatory... and definitely cannot be attributed to the DAC's.