Hello Guy,I guess I never voted on this one. I have had it for a long time. I will have to listen to it again. I remember that I liked the music but the mix and sound quality were not the best. Will have to revisit.
Hello Guy,Okay, how can a disc sound so much different. I haven't played this since buying the Oppo and it now sounds excellent. Lots going on in the rears. I didn't have to tweak anything either. It sounds very analog although I am sure that it is not. Brass, keyboards, vocals and everything sounds very natural. This does differ from track to track though. For instance "Alive Again" sounds fuller and more satisfying than songs like "Cayman Review". I am going to vote a 9 on this one just because it has a little inconsistency to it between tracks.
I find this interesting in that the 45a was the player I was using prior to the Oppo. To me the output of the Oppo makes this disc sound a whole lot better to my ears. As usual, this is a difficult comparison to make as eveyone has different electronics. I am much happier with the Oppo which frankly surprises me considering the cost differential.Hello Guy,
At the output level of the DV-45a that I use it's barely noticable, but when turned up to make it stand out it sounds really cool to me. And that's the only time in the entire song that the center gets used.