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Old 02-03-2016, 03:45 PM
 
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You don't need 5.1 or 7.1 to take advantage of HD files or SACD. I think your OPPO will play either. To try it out, just look on the Internet for some free HD files. Download them to a flash drive and plug it into you OPPO. It should play them, no problem. Or, try an SACD disk. Those are higher resolution.

True. I'm just saying that this setup is mainly for listening to music.

Thanks for the info. I tried to download a Nirvana album and it was going to take an hour or so. I should hook my computer straight up to my wireless router or something. I'd seen one file or one song that was 500mb in size. That was 24 bit. Couldn't imagine what 32 bit would be like.
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When you say Hot Stamper do you actually pay Hot Stamper $$$ from their site or are you referring to needle drops from preferred vinyl pressings?

To keep it on topic, I've used my oppo mostly for SACD 2 ch and multi channel.
I've got both of these. My brother befriended a guy who is the vp at Warner or Capitol or somewhere and the guy just sent my brother this stuff.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:31 PM
 
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I just got some vinyl that sounds really nice.







And I can't get my pictures to work here anymore so, nevermind.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:58 PM
 
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I recently bought a new turntable, just for fun. I was still using a turntable from 1978, but it wasn't sounding so hot. Anyway, the new one sounds great.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:00 PM
 
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I've got a hard drive full of 24 bit 192khz music. I'm addicted.

I just bought a used of course, oppo dv-981 hd for my Fisher 400 mainly as just a cd player. Costed 59 bucks. Got it today. Oppo has got their stuff together.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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I just got some vinyl that sounds really nice.







And I can't get my pictures to work here anymore so, nevermind.
Let's try this again.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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Replaced my power tubes with Svetlanas from St Pete Russia.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:04 PM
 
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I got an oppo 981 for my Fisher, a used one for 59.00

I got an oppo bdp-83 for my Kenwoods for 203.00.

Pretty bummed that nothing older than an oppo 93 will play high res, like my 24/192 stuff, or 24/ anything for that matter.

But, putting that aside, music and video is incredible.

I decided to break down and pull my Kenwood L07 preamp out and clean the pots with Deoxit. That went well. My Kenwood L-09ms sound ... welll... words are insufficient.

I learned something about removing the three right-most potentiometer knobs on the 07 preamp. You remove a set screw on those knobs and they don't quite want to let go. Well, there's another set screw right next to that one. Once you remove the two, it comes off fine.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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Yours costed about 300 more than mine, that 105. Better dac.

I down-mix moded mine from 7.1 to 2.0 stereo.

Two ears, two speakers.
I bought a 105 Darbee not too long ago after a lightning strike fried my first one along with my surround sound pre-amp. That was an expensive thunderstorm.
I'd like to amend my comment up there. Yours cost about 700.00 more than mine.

I found a deal on eBay too good to be true, so I bid on it; a brand new in box Oppo 105D as in Darbee multiregion as in ABC 123456, for 561.00

I won the bid. Was nervously happy. Three days later, they send me an email;



The listing you're interested in is no longer available



Hello mcgowdog,
We're writing to let you know that we've removed an item you recently won:
... - OPPO DIGITAL BDP-105D DARBEE EDITION MULTI REGION CODE FREE BLU-RAY PLAYER NEW


Since you've already paid for the item, you don't need to...

...


What a bummer for me. I'm not happy with eBay nor that worthless pos seller.

So, I got onto Audiogon and put an offer on a nice Oppo 95. He was asking 725, I offered 625 and he accepted. It's going to be here soon.

Here's what I've read about the Oppo 95,

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Great Quality Video and Superb Audio
The best quality analog (stereo) audio I ever heard from digital player. I have not compared it with extremely expensive CD players in the $3,000 to $8,000 range spectrum. I do prefer the audio quality of the Oppo 95 over the Oppo 105. I did own a 105 but sold it. The 95 is more natural and musical than the 105. The 105 tends to be a tad bright and causes listening fatigue. The 95 does not. Picture quality is great. Build quality seems very substantial. My favorite digital audio component of all time.
Hope to hear the difference in that analog output dac the ESS32 soon.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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Got my 95. Got it set up, sounds great so far, but my 103d plays a bunch of hirez that it don't, like M4a and some other one. It plays hirez wav and some other one, maybe aiff? But anyway, the 103d sounds amazing upstairs on my baby Kenwoods and the polk audio 550 sub.

Haven't really had the time to savor the ess32 sound yet. I'll treat myself to some vinyl, maybe tonight.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:09 PM
 
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I do like my 95. I may not be able to play all of my hi rez on it, but what I can play on it sure sounds good.

My 103d makes my upstairs system really sound nice too. I do not regret getting the 103d at all.

I am still envious of those who have the 105d though. Perhaps one day, I will aquire one.
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