My amp is a very old NAD 320e, so old that the CD input also reads Aux.
I have purchased a Sony BDP-S550 which decodes everything within the player.
This week I purchased Neil Young Archives Vol 1 on blu ray and to be honest the difference between the audio from the player through the amp, 192kHz/24 bit via analogue and the MP3's that can be downloaded at 256mbps which are fed from an Apple TV via analogue, is slight. The jump from the phono stage in terms of presence and so on is marked but definitely less so with devices that are digital.
Either my hearing is going, snake oil has been drunk or my amp is not up to it.
Suggestions for my next upgrade please?