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so the Oppo is now better than I originally reported. 

 

This machine is good, thumbs up. 

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23 hours ago, Sime said:

@powerav @Luvitloud @Addicted to music @rantan

 

Right, initial impressions. 

 

Oppo hooked up to pre using Wirewolrd Eclipse 6 1m. 

Oppo hooked up to 2Qute via optical cable and then 2qute to pre using a VDH The Sea cable 1m. 

 

Listening to Brothers in Arms and Anne Bisson Blue Mind, both I know stupidly well. 

 

Well as you all know, I love my Chord, it's a very light and open DAC, but this 205 so far is the first DAC I've heard here that I don't actually care which one im listening too. 

The 205 has all of the top end sparkle that the 2qute has, but the vocals when doing a immediate A/B sound a tad boxed in with the 205,  BUT if you keep listening, it's got a laid back nature to it, especially with the Anne Bisson Album. Her vocals on the 205 seem to be a bit lower in the room. Piano sound practically the same on both. The bass on Bothers in arms is smoother on the 2qute, and the vocals too suffer from being slightly recessed compared to the 2qute. 

 

But, if my 2qute was out of action, I'd have no issues at all right now (still need more listening) using the 205 as a spinner with its own DACs. 

 

I hate the DAC's in the Node2 and the Marantz 8801, and I like this 205 enough now to actually spend some coin trying out its XLR outputs. I'm just hoping (havnt read the instructions) that the XLR and RCA's can run together on the 205 so I can A/B them instantly. 

 

Still the the only issue, as with my 752 Cambridge, if it's hooked up via HDMI to my pre, I still need my tv on so it dosnt keep trying to handshake while listening to cd's. Luckily I can turn the screen off on my tv while it's power is still on. 

 

But yes, first impressions, I'd buy it happily as a spinner, listening to Anne Bisson while typing this, one of my fav albums, and I happy as Larry. 

 

Thanks for all the good information and your audition impressions.:thumb: I have a very good feeling about this player and your comments have served to confirm what I already suspected. I will be placing the order on Monday

Cheers and thanks again

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@Sime

 

Nope.

 

I am positive it will be fantastic. I am also hoping to explore some Blu Ray Audio discs and add to my SACD collection also. Really looking forward to getting it.

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This is part 1 of a video from Audioholics where they give you the basic difference between the 205 and the 203
But it was the comment section that interested me there's a few comments on the reliability of the 203
some angry Oppo owners out there
Anyhooo thought I'd post it for all you Oppo fans out there and I'll post part 2 when they upload it
Enjoy




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I saw a comment that the fascia looks very similar to the Integra AVR's and it's true, they would look very good together.

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Guest Sime

It makes me laugh, this world of consumerism and the never ending "I've gotta get everything cheap" attitude.

What hobby do they think they are in? $2200 for one unit, it's only a small fraction of the cost I've spent. 

So people will never learn that if you want good kit, you have to pay. 

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I think $2200 is a bargain and I feel that Oppo give you no choice but to buy it, my next purchase and only one for a long time is a CD player with a great DAc and digital inputs, this Oppo makes it a very easy decision when you look at what you get and how overpriced CD players with digital inputs from other manufacturers are.

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I guess I'm a believer in you get what you pay for an and I'm quite happy pay for quality, but it's the Australia Tax that does my head in when it comes to items like this.....$1K more to land it in your living room versus the US....ouch!!!

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3 minutes ago, Gambit 1870 said:

$1K more to land it in your living room versus the US....ouch!!!

Yes that's the crap bit and you can see why we even don't see a lot of the good gear down here at all.

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But it is what it is,you pay or miss out. I don't for a second worry about the US price, only what it'll cost me here.

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Joe Rasmussen is offering a one-off discount on his Oppo Mods as he needs the first 205 for him to work on. He had one ready to go, but the courier dropped it from a great height at his house.


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@Raffinator what does the mod do?

 

ive been listening to the 205's dac more than the 2qute the last few days, me likes. 

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[mention=151547]Raffinator[/mention] what does the mod do?

 

ive been listening to the 205's dac more than the 2qute the last few days, me likes. 

 

Go have a look at Custom Analogue Audio (his website) - often known as the JLTI mods. He's been working on the Oppo players for years eg 83, 95, 105 and now wants to do the 205.

 

His replacement unit won't arrive for 4 weeks (sounds like stock is moving quick on the 205). This was the best place I could think to find 205 owners.

 

 

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