Okay, lets get a good discussion on the state of listening to music/music going. There have been arguments between tubes vs. solid state, two channel vs multi channel, and now, digital vs analog amps/receivers.
Anyone who has heard the Sony DA9000ES set up correctly can tell you that it is a most excellent sounding receiver. It was demoed with Wilson speakers when it was first released. The technical advancements of this topology include use of the I link interface, which then goes through an anti –jitter circuit, converted to direct stream digital, and sent to the output stage. The analog output has no negative feedback whatsoever, a trait which is highly touted by the high end.
I think this approach is the future of audio, as the ability to shape the signal, lower the noise floor, provide the best possible resolution, and provide a truly deep and expansive soundstage for both two channel and multi channel, is hard to beat. All areas of frequency are reproduced very accurately. Treble in particular is some of the best you will hear, especially with the LSI series. There are several digital amps of recent vintage that have all been highly regarded.
So let the arguments begin!