Originally Posted by Anthony A.
steve, did you try a standard dvd using the analogue outs of the tosh and were they inferior compared to the theta? specifically, if you run the toshiba straight to a preamp (no processor) and allow its dacs (analogue outs) do all the processing, how did it sound?
Standard DVD using analog outputs, or the Toshiba's toslink out, don't sound bad at all. No, not as good as the Compli, but still quite good. I had a Panasonic
RP-91 SDI modded which frankly was excellent on video (not any better than Compli SDI video) but on audio DVD digital was merely ok, clearly lacked microdynamics, dynamics, clarity and soundstaging of the Compli. The Toshiba performs in my opinion a good deal better than the Panasonic on DVD audio.
Of course, a reason that the Toshiba on analog output DVD sounded pretty good is the Six Shooter.