Originally Posted by stevec325
I am going to borrow some decent analog cables and a McIntosh MC205 next week from a buddy of mine. He's rebuilding his room and they will be out of commission for a while.
I'm looking forward to seeing how analog will perform out of my -83. Sadly, I'll have to use my Denon 2807 as a pre-, so I hope that doesn't limit things.Stay tuned
Don't forget that the most important evaluation equipment you own needs to be tuned, cleaned and prepped for the audition. So, make sure you have a couple of Q-Tips handy.
The other thing to remember is that A/V evaluation and appreciation is like being an oenophile. Some like red, some like white, some like them sweet, some like them dry. Is HDMI better than component? Depends on whom you ask.
My biggest concern with the BDP-83 is the down-mixing of the 5.1/6.1/7.1 channels to generate a L/R stereo signal. How is this processing affecting the resultant sound?
Has anyone compared a 5.1 (or more) channel audio stream to the down-mixed 2 channel one? I'd like someone's opinion on whether the sound qualities are comparable. I'm not referring to the you-are-there feeling of 5.1+ channels, simply the quality of the audio stream.