Originally Posted by Marc Alexander
So, Yamaha is the best and Emotiva is an off-brand?
Stretch your budget and get the Classe Sigma-SSP. Or are they also an off-brand?
There you go again, I'm sure you mean well Marc, but that device has no 5.1 analogue input either.
I never said Yamaha were anything, get your facts straight before you start getting narky with me, I quoted someone.
I have only recently been reading good things about Emotiva gear. Being not so confident in making an actual purchase of an XMC-1 is probably what I should have said rather than being a brand snob. And I'm sure Yamaha isn't rated lowly either.
Lets start again.
Here is probably the most important question I would like an answer for.... anybody please feel free to comment. I genuinely would like to know so please, no yes/no answers. Can you at least give me a why or why not?
Using the analogue 5.1/7.1 of any prepro/preamp from my Oppo 105, will there be a noticeable/any sound difference?
As the Oppo is doing the work, in theory (or not?) a preamp would be a volume control unless I select 5ch stereo or a DSP etc?
Don't bite my head off. This is pretty much what it boils down to for me....I'm 99% music, being CD, Bluray, SACD, DVDA etc. The Oppo handles all that and PC music via Cat5.
I'm struggling to see why I would need to spend so much more on higher value gear.
I would guess that if I were to spend 10k plus on a prepro, I should expect better DACs than the Oppo and could go HDMI but that's not an option.
My blindfold is on, I'm tied to the tree....fire away.
And Thanks in advance.