dave, congrats on the 751 !
dont waste your time re multichannel analog. though no doubt dacs and analog stage better than your avr, its in the vagaries of setup the gains get lost. basically around getting the bass management right is a pig with any multichannel player. read the htfaq re this regard if really a glutten for punishment.
certianly give it a shot for cd via the L&R analog outs.
ps re your meridian though dac tech moved along a long way, I would still suggest get it checked as the years perhaps just not kind to it. but regardless sounds like something very happy in the cambridge it would seem
Very happy thanks Al
Except for a few lock-ups where i have to shut down to get back control and the fact that it only see's 'part' of my network is weird, I can happily connect to the internet and watch youtube at will but the only things its see's on my home network is the Sonos and the printer, neither of which are of any use to me.. So instead of being able to see all of my stored files, I'm having to connect a 1 gig usb drive directly to access my movie/music/photo collection... However I haven't yet connected it via the cat6 connection in the wall as I was trying 'not' to have to pull my whole media centre away from the wall (3m wide and weighs a ton) which is a real pain, so was using the supplied usb modem, I'm hoping that once it's hard wired to the router that all will be good.
But man the audio on my bluray concerts has gone through the roof, listening to 'live' music now sounds more.... live! if that makes sense, and the quality of sound of each instrument and each voice is awesome, I couldn't be happier, and as you know I was tempted toward the oppo but would be massively surprised if someone stuck a 95 into this set up and I could hear yet another level of improvement..
Next step is to replace my AE1's with a air of 805's that I've had my eye on