Originally Posted by gbaby
Not a myth in my case either although I respect audiofan's preference for the Oppo. A point that I failed to make on the Oppo BDP-95 is that while I can easily identify its sonic signature, with my sony's, there appears to be no sonic signiture at all. In fact, the sony's seem to make my equipment, speaker's included, disappear. They both make the music and/or soundtrack shine and have the ability to put in in transcendental moments with certain well recorded music and/or soundtracks. There must be a reason sony decided to put it music and movie machines in two separate chassis.
And yet yet its been bested by a universal machine
My Boston Acoustics E100's have 10 drivers per speaker and are 4 way and sound as though its 2 way in its coherence. Prior to the 95 I was able to detect a lack of this coherence from the speakers, with it, the synergy is outstanding and is what I call dead neutral and has extracted more detail and openess across the spectrum, clean and pristine highs a glorious midrange and powerful taunt bass. Thing is the Ess Sabre dac's dont stumble at complex transients
regardless of format, I suspect its the 135 db dynamic rage and the way it handles jitter( It's 4 per channel for xlr/rca stereo ya know
) Now if the music is not so well recorded mp3's and a lot of 80's stuff, how does your Sony handle this? My 95 has brought out potential in lesser tracks and has given me music I love back in new ways, with apologies to some recordings I previously thought down right unlistenable. Its SOTA gentlemen
And has brought digital to its true "Golden Age" for the masses. Its matured finally and didn't take a dedicated machine to do it, just great guts implemented well