I did not know about the Marantz you mentioned. I thought pretty much it was all HDMI today. That's good to know. I like the OPPO's DAC's too. BTW, I discovered the other day that the front usb port will play multi-channel gaplessly. There are many multi-channel Seattle Symphony albums in FLAC and DSD for downloading from Acoustic Sounds which need gapless, like The Firebird. So far, those Seattle Symphony recordings are the best sounding digital recordings I've heard.