Originally Posted by danielo
Making a blind statement that you don't like room correction seems a sign of a closed mind. I can see how one would make that statement in your room with your current correction system but as a generic comment it sound like dogma at best. Fact is that nothing has changed rooms still are about the same as 5 years ago and with cpu power and software algorithms moving forward the tool of room correction becomes more valuable every product cycle.
Nobody listens to room correction and likes 'it'. Its about the end result and for most if not all rooms it can play a positive role and so not having it as a option in any playback mode is a loss.
Not really understanding your point about "Nobody listens to room correction and likes 'it' ". That's seems confusing since you either try room correction and like it or you don't. My blanket statement was more that there seems to be a lot that like it so I'm wondering if equipment / rooms are an issue which is what I'm thinking or folks are naturally convinced that room correction works because of the PR out there on it. There are a few that have tried it both ways and like it without room correction. I've seen rooms where L and R speakers aren't really set up that great where one speaker is right by a wall and another by a piece of furniture so obviously there are going to be huge sound problems. I believe this is more of a typical situation rather than folks like myself that went to great extremes to set up speakers with they should be for proper imaging. I guess I went through all this as an audiophile before also becoming a videophile. In reality, folks that did the hard work for 2 channel highend audio really did room correction even before it was a big thing for home theater.
Anyway I agree with this post added a few pages back. I also agree that the Marantz sounds best doing the lossless decoding compared to even one of the highest rated blu-ray players like the OPPO.
Originally Posted by wayneniz
I have just replaced my PS3 with an Oppo 83 and would like to know what the best setup option would be. The Oppo will be my only input source for DVD,CD & Blu Ray.
I suppose the crux of my question is should I use the Oppo as a transport only and let the Marantz do the processing or should I use the Marantz as a pre amp only and let the Oppo do the processing?
Then what options do I need to select on the relevant units to set it up to support the answer to the above
I did the same thing and I am using the OPPO BDP-83 in Bitstream mode and DSD output for SACD's to my AV-8003. A lot is made about the lack of Audyssey for movies when using bitstreaming, but honestly, I didn't really notice any change in movies in going from PCM using the PS3 to the Bitstream from the OPPO.
Movies are such an artificial sound prodction anyway, I don't think that the Audyssey adds much to them in my case. I do notice a difference in the soundstage when using Audyssey for CD's, so I think it does have a slight benefit with music, but the AV-8003 will do the Audyssey with CD's in either case.
In my opinion, having the AV-8003 do the decoding sounds better than the analog signal from the BDP-83.
I'd say try them both and see if you prefer one or the other. Since I play SACD's I keep the OPPO as bitstream so that I don't have to go in and change it back and forth.
Just my 2cents.