Originally Posted by fitzcaraldo215
I have not heard everything, but nothing I have heard rivals the sound of SACD or DVD-A through my my Integra driven by an inexpensive Oppo 980 player via HDMI.
Listen to an SACD played on your Oppo 980 using the multichannel outputs into a Meridian 861 fitted with an IA45 card through the speakers and amps of your choice. If you can't hear a difference between the Meridian and Integra stick the Integra.
By the way, what sort of amplifiers and speakers are you listening through?