Originally Posted by faberryman
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?
Thanks, but no thanks. I have no interest in the Meridian. I heard it last year.
My main amps are Krell monoblocks. There is a Bryston monoblock, and 2 Parasound Halo A23's. All speakers are Martin-Logan - Prodigy's, Clarity's Script i's, and a Stage. The sub is a JL Fathom f113.
By the way, have you heard the Integra with hi-rez multichannel going in via HDMI AND with Audyssey properly calibrated? Upgrade to Audyssey Pro, and now you have really got something special. It may not be the best, but it is the best I have heard.