A BD-83SE showed up on Craigslist for $400. Think it worth it? I don't have a high-end blu-ray player and it would be an opportunity to try a quality CD player into the Taboo rather than a CD transport into the DAC-2.
......and then there is the BD-105 that just came out. Could put that $400 into a $1200 audiophile source and blu ray player. Never ends........
Good price for a strong audio unit. It dopes Blu-Ray,DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-Audio and about everything else I have thrown at it. The SE has beefed up audio specs. It should last a long time too.
The 105 is almost like a receiver it has so many sections to it. Do you need a HP amp? How about a DAC? The SE unit will provide the great transport. If you have all the other components then the 105 will simply duplicate what you have for other items. It will do it beautifully, but more money for the privilege.
AiDee, very interesting about the capabilities of those high end DAC's! I have heard the PWD 1, but not the new one. I liked it but at the price I had better! The Bushmaster may be another one like the Octave where the designer hit on a really strong unit that is reasonably priced. Love to see it when that happens!