Originally Posted by kennyt
I agree people seem to want them, but is it better to decode in the pre/pro from bitstream or is MC PCM fine? I think it is too early to decide what is best as all these new pre/pro's are just starting to come out. It does officially open another can of worms for us all though!
As to whether bitstreaming is better than MC PCM I don't know. But I do know that it sounds way better IMO than when I had 6 cables coming out of my XA2 and let the player do the decoding. But I know that many people like to have things decoded by the pre/pro instead of the player (myself included). It will be interesting to see what people think once pre/pro's like Classe's SSP-800, Krell Evolution, and Mark Levinson 502 are available.