Does anyone use the analog audio outs on X1000ES (like for 24/96 LPCM BD tracks and 16/44.1 FLAC)?
If so, what are your impressions of the analog audio quality?
Wondering if the DAC and analog output stage are an afterthought on this model.
Reason I ask is because one of my systems is 2.0 channel with no HDMI audio processing. I use an Emotiva DC-1 DAC with the digital coax out on my current Sony BDP-S1000ES. The analog out on my current BDP-S1000ES is not that great, and it's starting to get flaky reading some discs.
The problem is that the Sony BDP limits bit and sample rate on the coax output, so I'm not getting the full resolution on many concert BD LPCM tracks.
So, a BDP with good analog output would enable full audio resolution.
Also, I need a BDP with AV sync (audio delay). Every Sony I've owned has this, both I believe most other brands do not.
There is also the Essence HDACC DAC as an option to convert the hi-res BD audio.
Any other thoughts?
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