Originally Posted by fitzcaraldo215
I disagree strongly with Kenny. The Integra DTC 9.8, soon to be a 9.9, does play hi-rez multichannel music to a very, very high standard for under $2k.
If you heard what my system could do with the Meridian 861v4 and the G98DH for DVD-A or Jerry's rig with the 861/800 you would know why I say what I do. This is why it hit me the other day that this is your first system with SACD/DVD-A.
Trust me, there are better setups, I am very happy you love the new rig, but feel I must keep you in check for other readers sake and the integrity of the magazine. For those of us who have had SACD and DVD-A since their inceptions and have gone through dozens of players and pre/pro's, I can clearly tell you their is a difference between them. I would encourage you to go demo the full Meridian rig with a DVD-A of your choice (Meridian designed MLP, which DVD-A uses so they never supported SACD) and I think you will see what I mean.
The other option, which will save you tons of cash, is to just live and love the rig you have, which you obviously do. I might even say to NOT demo any other rigs as you seem so ecstatic with your current setup, listening to anything else might just lessen your enjoyment and cause upgraditis!