I have using both the ESS sabre (Peachtree) and Burr brown (Yamaha AVR). But these can not be a comparison as the implementation of a DAC is the most important part. So no one can say a 'chip' is better by itself. Although i prefer the sabre DAC as it works well in my system.Guys m planning to buy crown amplifier from here in india..
And for the yamaha one ill try look in dubai if i get a good price.. for pre amp i guess buying without bill wont be much of a risk..
There are two things i wud like to know
1) which dac is more superior the ess sabre or burr brown.
2) whether buying a blu ray player from dubai is feasible? Are they region locked?
3) my tv is 4k , avr is well equipped with 4k capability then it makes more sense that i shud be going for a 4k blu ray player.. if yes then if anyone can suggest a cheap and best option..
Have no opinion about the other two, but if whatever you intend to watch is available on 4k bluray, go for it.