Originally Posted by Bill Mac
To be honest I am not sure if the recording/mastering of SACD is the same as 2 channel CD (pardon my lack of knowledge on this
Depends on the particular recording. No way to be certain or general.
What is your opinion using the 980H for 2 channel playback with the 805?
Never used an 805.
I know in your review of the 9.8 using the 980H you were very impressed with SACD but I do not recall your thoughts on 2 channel SQ.
Because there really was little to say in the context of a column devoted to multichannel.
OTOH, there is not much difference between PCM and PCM other than the sampling rate and I use the same combo for any discs that fit.
I presently have a Rogue Perseus pre-amp and a Consonance CD-120 for 2 channel listening. But find I do not have much time for music listening lately. So I thought I would try the 980H for 2 channel to see how close the SQ was to the Perseus/CD-120 combo.
Without a digital input, the 980 may not be your best choice.