Bob: I remembered that you had an Oppo, but couldn’t remember which model. My 93 sounds great with the few DVD-A discs I have, but don’t know what itMessage 1 of 4 , Feb 13View SourceBob:
I remembered that you had an Oppo, but couldn’t remember which model. My 93 sounds great with the few DVD-A discs I have, but don’t know what it outputs. Not sure if there would be a difference between the 83 and the 93 in that same configuration, but would be interesting to try. I assume your DAC tells you the input resolution? My new Emotiva XDA-2 has a digital readout of the input resolution, but don’t have it in the system with the Oppo.DonDon. Good question. I have played the discs on the Oppo83 and they sounded good, but they do sound much better in the old Technics with the current DAC.Ill have to take a look, also have a 93 Oppo I havent tried dvd-a on yet.Bob
From: Don Disbennett <ddisbennett@...>
Sent: Wed, February 13, 2013 7:08:17 PM
Subject: Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] DVD Audio 21st century Style
Wondering what your Oppo (do you have the 83?) puts out when similarly connected. I know the Oppo is one of the few players that outputs 88.2/24 via pcm for SACD’s whereas the Denon’s and others go all the way down to Redbook resolution in that scenario.Don
I remember fondly when DVD-Audio was introduced. A new media format with hi resolution sound and up to six channels output. Wow! Too bad they also made the format require a TV monitor to operate/setup....and, as always, Sony came along with SACD and another format war was under way. DVD-Audio initially had watermarking (anti copy) issues that altered the sound and some other oddities. However, it could also sound really great. The format flopped in the marketplace. However, believe it or not there are still a few DVD-Audio releases being trickled out each year and quite a few overall still available. However, what would you use to play them (assuming you have a monitor in your system) these days? Most of you will answer Oppo or Denon since they make the universal players. However, none of those players IMHO ever were optimized for DVD-Audio (or SACD for that matter). Yes they can play it, but not to full potential. So, go back a few years and here is the trusty gold Technics DVD A10 (easy to find on ebay) DVD & DVD Audio player, 192/24hz.
To bring it up to date I have hooked it up to a medium priced Music Hall DAC that has been upgraded with a better output tube and Shunyata power cable. Guess what? Glorious 192/24 audio is now playing on my system. The DAC locks right on the digital signal. Sounds great. Take a look at the pictures I have just uploaded.
Now I will rediscover about 50 DVD Audio discs, including the Doors Perception Box Set. Fun!