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post #211 of 225
Bump the Oppo-95 down to disconintued.
post #212 of 225
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Originally Posted by glangford View Post

Bump the Oppo-95 down to disconintued.

Done. Thanks!
post #213 of 225
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Which HDMI output are you using?


Finally swung the rack around to do some wire management (and hook up my Sony S770 as it is probably going to be my reference SACD DSD transport). I DID have the OPPO hooked up to HDMI 1. swapped it around so the TV is output 1 and the Onkyo is HDMI2. have not tried it yet, but am very interested to find out if it will be better than the BDP83.

It seems that even the player is outputting straight DSD, the actual sound can vary wildly. I proved this with my BDP83 vs S770 vs (Pioneer) 48DV shootout a few months back.
post #214 of 225
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Originally Posted by jfbar1 View Post


Finally swung the rack around to do some wire management (and hook up my Sony S770 as it is probably going to be my reference SACD DSD transport). I DID have the OPPO hooked up to HDMI 1. swapped it around so the TV is output 1 and the Onkyo is HDMI2. have not tried it yet, but am very interested to find out if it will be better than the BDP83.
 

HDMI 2 is better for audio as it does not go through the Qdeo video processor.


Edited by Kal Rubinson - 3/4/13 at 6:02pm
post #215 of 225
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Originally Posted by AVfile View Post


So you preferred 176/16 (Sony) to 88/24 (Oppo)?!

Neither of those are DSD.

post #216 of 225
Doh! Sorry, wrong thread smile.gif
post #217 of 225
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Originally Posted by jfbar1 View Post

Finally swung the rack around to do some wire management (and hook up my Sony S770 as it is probably going to be my reference SACD DSD transport). I DID have the OPPO hooked up to HDMI 1. swapped it around so the TV is output 1 and the Onkyo is HDMI2. have not tried it yet, but am very interested to find out if it will be better than the BDP83.

It seems that even the player is outputting straight DSD, the actual sound can vary wildly. I proved this with my BDP83 vs S770 vs (Pioneer) 48DV shootout a few months back.


Update 2 I got to try out both the OPPO and the Sony in kinda a shoot out. First off, I was very pleased to finally get DSD out of the OPPO and it sounded great. I had both running HDMI into my NR809 in "Pure Direct" mode.

After several switching of the SACD (Elton John-Honky Chateau) I still have a slight nod toward the Sony. It seems to kick up the center channel just enough to really bring out the vocals in the song (not that he has the best singing voice LOL) and sounded just a little bit more "full" than the OPPO.


On the other hand, the conversion to PCM with stereo SACD's sounds much better than direct DSD.
post #218 of 225
jfbar1,

What Onkyo receiver do you have?

I was wondering if you've tried listening with Audyssey enabled. Some receivers are unable to apply Audyssey to DSD or very high bitrate LPCM.
post #219 of 225
It's probably time to consider moving the Sony BDP-S390 and -S590 to the discontinued column, replacing them by the BDP-S5100. Unfortunately, the manual for the -S3100 does not mention any SACD or DSD support. Both are mentioned in the -S5100's manual, but the bitrate of the LPCM conversion isn't specified.
post #220 of 225
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

jfbar1,

What Onkyo receiver do you have?

I was wondering if you've tried listening with Audyssey enabled. Some receivers are unable to apply Audyssey to DSD or very high bitrate LPCM.


It is a NR809. Funny story, never got the audessy to complete without errors. It sounds pretty good as is. I was more interested in comparing the DSD out of the Sony S770 with my new OPPO BDP-103. Like I said before, it was a very close race, bu tI ended up liking the Sony better. I left the AVR with the same volume and both inputs were running "pure direct"
post #221 of 225
I think the two Yamaha A1000 and A1010 need to be moved to the discontinued list and the A1020 be added to the current list.

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/blu-ray_players_and_dvd_players/blu-ray-players/bd-a1020/?mode=model
post #222 of 225
Thread Starter 
Updates to Sony and Yamaha players made. I suspect that both transmit PCM at the higher bitrate, but I won't note anything until it's confirmed. Thanks!
post #223 of 225
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Originally Posted by ap1 View Post

There is one advantage Oppo has over Sony - it plays SACD-R disks. None of Sony players do it.

See this plz, http://code.google.com/p/sacd-ripper/wiki/SACDRCompatiblePlayers
Most Sony BD players work with SACD-R.
post #224 of 225
Pioneer BDP-450 (88,2kHz, 24bit)

Regards from Germany

Jens
post #225 of 225
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Originally Posted by jh58l View Post

Pioneer BDP-450 (88,2kHz, 24bit)

Regards from Germany

Jens

Done. Thanks!
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