Originally Posted by racerguy
Reluctance? What are you talking about, Roger?
Yesterday, I posted this:
>>Originally Posted by racerguy:
Because analog is better for things like multi-channel SACD, which the Classe' cannot handle natively.<<
Is that not clear? Is there something missing that is causing you to have to guess?
You're statement on analog conversion is clear.
But that is not the statement I asked you about, which I cited 3 times before. Here's the entire quote:
They did indeed cheap out/give up/fall down on DSD>PCM conversion in the player, but that is because their focus was on the analog side. If you are looking for the best DSD>PCM conversion, this player doesn't have it. Neither does the Oppo.
I interpreted "fall down" and "cheap out" as signifying some lack of performance between the Denon conversion relative to that of other players. (One aspect might be the 44.1 kHz sample rate which has come up before, and which is well known to have its shortcomings due to brickwall anti-alias filters. So I hope you can see how I might have honestly come to that interpretation.)
In addition, I interpreted >>If you are looking for the best DSD>PCM conversion, this player doesn't have it<< as being a hint that you thought some other player (or device) did DSD>PCM better. So my reasoning was simple: The Denon DSD>PCM is lacking, the Oppo DSD>PCM is lacking, and something else, as alluded by you, does it better. Ok, please tell me which.
Today, it looks like you're saying it is immaterial how well a player converts DSD>PCM, even if they differ in some way as earlier implied.
Your answer is >>As far as I'm concerned, there is no "best" DSD>PCM conversion. No matter what player you use, no matter how good it's supposed to be, it's only going to be an approximation. As I said several months ago in response to a very similar query from you, DSD>PCM conversion is always going to be a compromise.<<
Does that make it more clear for you, or do I need to try again?
No need. Your opinion wrt DSD>PCM conversion is finally clear. Crystal clear, as if via DSD thru a Denon.