I agree that some of us have biases that can color our views of certain equipment. I was shouted down on the Oppo 83 forum for daring to say I felt the Analog Outs were shrill sounding. I like everything else about the unit but was bullied for having one negative comment. I tend to reject the Fan boy attitude. I want the best for my $ period. I like both my Denon 3910 and Oppo 83. That being said, the Oppo isn't close when it comes to the Analog Sound. The Oppo has better Video upscaling of SD material. I gain nothing from criticizing or praising either of them. When I noted the harshness in the Oppo I unplugged the cables from the Oppo and put them in the Denon. No shrillness with the same source material thru the same speakers in the same room with the same cables. I certainly did not wish it to be this way. Months later I purchased an Onkyo 5007 with 32 bit DAC's. I note no shrillness using the Oppo HDMI outs to the Receiver, in the same room with the same speakers. Don't know if it's solely the DAC's or a combination of the DAC's and Oppo's implementation of them in the 83. I have 2 Audiophile friends who heard exactly the same thing I heard, without any prompting from me. Even my GF noted a brittle sound to dialog while watching the BD of The Fifth Element. She is clueless about Audio Gear. I plan to eventually buy an Oppo 103 ( or 113 ) and will be using its digital outs.
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8/28/13 at 5:33pm