Dear folks at PS Audio and fellow forumers,
I have been enjoying my Nuwave DSD for a while, mainly with old but good CD players (notably a Musical Fidelity X-Ray, first issue, and a Copland CDA-288 with Teac VRDS transport) playing Red Book CDs. The sheer musicality is addictive, as Positive Feedback noticed. I didn’t really miss HD audio, but then I saw this new universal transport by Oppo: http://www.oppodigital.co.uk/ecommerce/product/oppo-bdt-101ci.aspx
So, I started wondering how could it sound connected via its second HDMI output (apparently you need the two-HDMI output version, the first HDMI output is for video) to my Nuwave DSD. My aim would be to assemble a low-cost universal transport+dac system, as opposite to “sky’s the limit priced” MSB systems (they are precise but also a little cold, so I wouldn’t really buy one, even if I had the money).
I have a lot of CDs, then a few SACD and a Blu Ray by 2L (the marvelous La Voie Triomphale), besides some DSD image files. I understand that I could play them all on the Oppo (the media files could be retrieved using my home network or played on a USB memory). I still like playing real discs on a real player, though. As far as I know, an alternative could be using the main Oppo competitor, Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD or even the new CXU. I have downloaded the user manual for the Oppo transport and the two Cambridge Audio players, and still am not sure if they can stream DSD audio over their second HDMI output, and if their S/PDIF output can work with CD Audio PCM only, or if it can work with Blu Ray Audio discs. Have someone already tried to connect an universal transport to a Nuwave DSD?
Thanks, Stefano from Italy