Whats up everyone?
I have been rebuilding my system lately and I just got a few new things in. First I got the Pioneer Elite dv58av. I got this player so I can stream SACD and DVD audio over HDMI. I felt it was a key piece to my new way. I also got in the Pioneer Elite Sc07 which I just Installed last night.
So the dv58av is a nice well balanced player. When I researched it , I found out it does not have Wolfson Dac's on board. Ok Burr Brown are like a reference DAC and not to mention I didn't plan on using the internal DAC's anyway. My goal here is to use the Wolfson in the Sc07.
I played a few SACD's with it and I'm cool with it's ability to send. It works well and the Sc07 say's "SACD" on the display window. Cool everything is going according to plan. Sound quality is remarkable. But my Rotel and DV47a would have something for my new sound. I think it would be a hell of a vs battle. Kinda wish I had them all at the same time to listen back and forth. That would have made a fun time.
Cd quality is also top notch. I enjoy the Streaming with no analog cables to change my sound. When swapping out Single ended cables, one has to find a good match. It's a pain in the ass as so many IC's sound different. I would not go as far as to tell you One is better then the other , other then my personal feeling towards the way I perceive sound. I like the Audioquest Jaguars and the Kimber Hero's the best. But day in and day out you want to change between the 2 and depending on your mood, which one you like better. Now I don't have that problem as I stream cd over HDMI. I love it.
So the Sc07 is a fantastic preamp. I have not used the Internal amps yet. I will once I receive my new speaker package but I refuse to try to drive my Dynaudio's off it. My Rotel Rmb1095 handles that duty like a champ and It really mates well with the Sc07 up front. This is something I have been against for years. I am not a fan of having a receiver as a pre but as most of you know I wanted to jump off a building trying to find the right preamp for me. I kept thinking about how I wish Pioneer Elite would make a preamp. I would be all over it so this is the closest thing. And Honestly I love it.
MCACC has 6 settings for 6 positions. This is a nice feature but I don't plan on using more then just my seat. I like it perfect where I sit so thats the game with MCACC. I also use the Phase control as I find it to sound more natural with it on. My room sucks for theater and is OK for 2 channel so without my wife throwing me and my system out , I have not done any room treatments. I have however done a few things she doesn't even notice so Her room is still Her room.
I got my first(in my house) experiece with Dolby and DTS HD audio. I still have a Ps3 for Blu Ray and I also have my HD DVD player. I ran Transformers and man what a experience when you can do it for yourself. Man I'm digging it. Blu Ray with Spiderman 3 was also fantasic. I like to use the Battle with Peter and Harry. Dynamic scene and I use it at work a lot.
I snapped a few crappy pic's but you can see. I can't wait to finish out this upgrade. I'm so juiced.