Howdy folks! I am on the hunt for a new universal player. I currently have an Oppo BD-103 from my second system and am looking for a unit that possibly has a better analog section.\n\nA little background and history: My system is 2.1 with a Yamaha A-S801 integrated, KEF R500s, and a HSU ULS-15 MK2. I do have a TV, but music outweighs video 80\/20. Even though I can use the DAC in the Yammy for CDs or even movies, I have a pretty good size SACD collection and need a player to decode them. I also have a few DVD audio and Blu-ray audio titles.\n\nI had an Arcam UDP411, which sounded totally awesome (better than the OPPO) but it was cantankerous, as is usually the case with Arcam's video products, and sometimes did not read discs, would freeze occasionally and developed an inability to properly play DVDs. I do not care how wonderful a product sounds, if it does not perform it has to go.\n\nAnyway, I have my eye on a few players and was wondering if any of the fine individuals on the Audioholics site have heard the analog sections of them and what your impressions would be. At this point, 4K with Dolby Vision would be awesome but not the end-all-to-be-all (though I like video, upsampled 4K looks awesome on my screen - better than any streaming service that includes Dolby Vision). First up is the new Pioneer UDP-LX500. It ticks all of the boxes (including DVD Audio) and comes in one dollar below $1K.\n\nNext is the Panasonic DP-UB9000 at the same price.\n\nUnfortunately, it has not been released in the US and I do not know if\/when it will (at least I have not been able to find anything online). Lastly would be the Sony UBP-X1000ES.\n\nThe price is great and is the only Sony native 4K player with analog outputs. Unfortunately, it does not have Dolby Vision (not a huge deal). Also, I do not know if I can trust the audio quality of the new "ES" line - as discussed in another thread, "ES" really used to mean something.\n\nI would certainly like to try an OPPO '105 or '205, but the proper pricing ship has sailed and I do not feel like getting gouged...\n\nIf all else fails on the native 4K front, I have my eye on the Yamaha BD-A1060 (which upsamples to 4K) or something simliar.\n\n\nNow, if it turns out the analog sections of the aforementioned universal players are not up to snuff, I may go the dedicated SACD player route - there are a few nice ones to explore - and get a cheapo 4K player. Any input would be most appreciated!