I listen with the volume at 75-80. Anything higher is uncomfortably loud. The volume range itself is from 0 (mute) to 100.
Finally buoght an Oppo 103. Building my HT and decided to pair it with an Arcam AVR380, KEF R100, R300, R200c, REL R-218 and a Panasonic 65VT60. I am still away from home or another 40 days and will only give it a listen then :(
iphonedanok joined Head-Fi.org today and have so far written 2 posts. Both seem kind of off regarding the current discussion in the two different threads.
Thanks for the impression. I expect to have the 105 in about two months, and the main headphone I will be pairing with it is the HE-5LE. If I go the amp route, it will probably be a Mjolnir over the Lyr. Still, it's good to see a positive impression of the 105 and 5LE's.
From what I can tell, your situation is exactly why the BDP-105 was made. And for the record, if I had the Anthem I'd do everything I could to keep it, and the 105 should fit the bill nicely.
I also made a decision regarding Oppo, and on Monday my BDP-103 should be delivered. I do not have the level of gear that you do in the Anthem, and am quite happy with my Marantz. The 103 is more practical for my situation.
From what I can tell, you're making the right choice.
Just a suggestion, but nobody likes to read a wall of text. Make paragraphs and you will get more people to read your messages.
Also, I don't see why you need the BDP-105 if you are going to use the Anthem. The analog output will have to be re-digitized for use with room correction, and then converted back to analog using the Anthem DACs. You might as well get the BDP-103, send the data by LPCM and avoid the reconversion.