Denon 2900 or Pioneer + ICBM?

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  1. DavidNighorn

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    Hello all,

    I currently have Denon's excellent 1600 in my primary theater. However, the upgrade bug has gotten to me, and I am looking for a universal player. My budget is limited to $1000.

    I am immediately attracted to the 2900 because I like Denon and this seems to be the simplest alternative. However, I have been reading about bass balance issues with the player. So my first question is: If I hook up the analog outputs for SACD/DVD-A and the coax/optical for DVD playback, am I going to run into problems? Once calibrated, I don't want to think about turning my bass channel up or down depending on the source material.

    If the answer to my first question is negative, then am I better off to buy one of the less expensive Pioneer universals for audio only and then pair it with an ICBM? How is the audio performance of this configuration?

    Thanks for your help!

    David
     
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