Let me start with explaining that I have always been more of an audiophile person but all the new technologies of the last few years are really showing that my existing system cannot keep up, mostly , if not specifically considering all the HDMI developments and 7 plus channel video etc. My current system: Theta Casanova pre (has only 2 balanced out), 5.1 surround, only 2 TOSlink and several Coax, works fine but only 1 TOSlink in working. Sounds fantastic! The balanced 2x are connected to a Classe CA300 powering 2 VonSchweikert VR4 upgraded to VR5 . regular RCA connecting 2 bridged channels for center channel to my 6 channel Classe CAV75 with a Vandersteen VCC and the rear channels driving 2xVandersteen VLR and last but not least a Vandersteen VTW sub. I have an old Denon DVD layer that needs to be replaced and I have been thinking about an OPPO 93 or 95 and actually just bought a MARANTZ AV7005 to replace my Casanova. I realize I may have to give up somewhat on the sound quality as the DAC on the Theta is much better than the one on the MARANTZ but I really cannot afford spending the money on AV gear the way I used to. I like to listen to 2 channel music streamed via SONOS to my theta connected to the coax input but needless to say the compressed music quality doesnt really allow my system to shine. Now I just read somewhere the new OPPO 95 has a really good DAC and I was wondering if it is possible to use the OPPO 95 using its excellent DAC and by pass the pre amp if I decide to keep the MARANTZ or better yet keep the casanova and return the MARANTZ and buy the OPPO95. Thanks for any suggestions you may have!