Originally Posted by zwalls
not sure if this is the right thread but here goes!
I presently own and Integra 8.9 AVR and I looking to pruchase an SACD player.have any of you had the luxury to compare the 2 players.I've always been a Integra fan and I'm wondering if I should stick with an Integra SACD player to match to my AVR, or is there something better for the same price?
The 6.9 is fantastic for SACD. The menus are superb. It is LESS than superb with its DVD-A decoding via PCM.
I have used it with my DTR-8.8 and Pio SC-07 -works well with both and shines with SACD sources. HDMI control does NOT function properly so don't bother with it.
Compared to the 5400 (I have never owed that unit) it is much lighter and thinner. IMHO well worth the $400+ paid.
I have it in my Control4 setup in my theater and the RS232 control is a bonus if you need it.
The 5400 has balanced outputs but for 3x the price.
Unless you are using it with a higher end dedicated PRE-PRO and amp the 6.9 is a great option for the price/performance ratio.
You may also want to wait for the ES version of the Sony BDP-57/570 - they should all do SACD/BD. Why invest in two units when you can have BD/DVD/SACD/3D BD in one????