Well despite the advise I have gotten, I went ahead and bought a Krell S-300i integrated amp to drive my LSI9 2 channel set up and to replace my Emo UPA-2. It will be here in a day or two. Thirty day return policy so if it is a bust, I can send it back and be out the shipping. Got a great deal on a demo model, etc, etc. and I am a sucker for a deal.
I have been using my Oppo DV-980H as a SACD player. Now wondering if something like a Marantz SA8003 would be a big improvement over the Oppo for SACD listening? I know the Oppos are highly rated for DVD players, but not sure how they stand up to a dedicated SACD/CD player for audio performance. I am not interested in getting crazy here with a $5000-$10,000player, but I might spend a grand or so if I could get a big improvement over the Oppo.
Just trying to assemble a nice 2 channel set up.
Appreciate your comments.