Hey all looking for advice. currently i use a Bryston sp1.7 with a bda1 connected to usb for pc audio using j river. Im thinking of upgrading to the sp3. sonically will the sp3 be any better then what i am doing now. will 2 channel audio over hdmi or usb be better thne the sp1.7/bda1 combo. can i expect sonic improvements for movies over hdmi, is dts hd master or tru hd audio that much better then dts, and DD. it will cost me about 3 g's after is sell the 1.7 and the bda1 to do the upgrade.
DD and DTS are both lossy formats. DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD are lossless formats.
As I understood it, the DAC quality in the SP3 was on par with the BDA-1. So, all of your digital sources should sound comparable to a BDA-1. But the SP3 should be a nice step up from the analog section of the SP1.7. So, you get a multi-channel version of the BDA-1 as well as an improved pre-amp, PLUS lossless decoding for movies (that support the format).
If you enjoy movies and especially the audio, I'd argue its a no-brainer.