It's pretty amazing how every DAC is better than DAC:s that cost several times as much... Those expensive DACs must be pretty damn bad, I wonder why anyone buys them in the first place when every DAC under $1000 is better?
Oppo BDP-95 the best DAC under 2000? Under _5000_ even? What exactly are you basing that statement on? Not reality, that's for sure...
I'm sure the MDAC is a great piece of equipment, but it costs what it costs - if you buy a DAC for $800, you get a 800 dollar DAC, not a 2000+ dollar DAC.
I have a PS3 properly connected to AV receiver that in my opinion sounds much better than my friend's Mcintosh cd player which costed more than $4,000 7 or 8 years ago. Perhaps 7-8 year is too much of variable. I don't own Oppo, but I heard it many times. And, to my ears BDP-95 sounded at least good as if not better than brand new Simaudio cd player which costs like 6k. Well, that was a moderate statement. Actually, to my humble ears BDP-95 sounded a lot better than that simaudio (or called moon audio?).
So, anything wrong with sharing my opinion here? Since you pointed me out, I will point you out too. Do you really believe that you only get what you paid for? Well, many times, it is a true. But, even the quality of 15 cents pencil is not same among the various manufactures. Heck, the quality even varies within the same manufacture these days. I honestly do not believe price = quality. Have you heard Beosound 9000? It looks stunning, but it's sound quality is just ok. And, it costs over 5k.
Isn't it a rewarding experience when you find a good bargain among the floods of over priced hi-fi stuffs? That being said, I have not heard of MDAC, which I made sure in my previous posts. I'm just excited about it and thinking of pulling the trigger even though it's not officially available in U.S. And, I have no reason to promote Audiolab products!! In a way, you are right. If you pay $800, you get $800 DAC. However, this is also true. You can spend $5,000, and get a DAC which sounds worse than $800 DAC.
I even stated that I had concluded "FOR MYSELF" that Oppo was the best for value for DAC. Do I must back out my opinion with some kind of scientific evidence? Well, I don't have on!! However, the recent Stereophile magazine gave it A+ recommendation. There were two products under $2,000 which received A+ recommendation. They were Oppo and Sony 5400ES. The reviewer, who gave A+ to both, actually compared Oppo vs Sony in previous months and liked Oppo better. Happy now? I wonder why I even have to "support" my opinion like this.