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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

After getting my replacement HE-6 and replacing my Oppo BD-83SE/NE with a Oppo BDP-95 I have found two things to be true.

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2nd. Using the Oppo BD-95 for MC there is a big improvement in how it handles the low sub bass over the 83SE/NE.

Before I got the BD-95 using my 83SE/NE or BDP-09 for MC analog I thought the sub bass low rumbling was a problem with my HE-6's but I wasn't sure. Anyway the problem was being caused by my BD-83SE/NE after swapping out the 83se/ne with the 95 the low sub bass (LFE) is perfect.


ss, how did you get your hands on an Oppo bdp-95 already? according to their website they won't be available until next month.: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-95/

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ss, how did you get your hands on an Oppo bdp-95 already? according to their website they won't be available until next month.: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-95/



There were a hundred units available early and those who registered were given a chance to buy one but it was first come first served. Since I registered, I received an email from them but by the time I responded they were all sold.

post #3018 of 14887
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Originally Posted by somestranger26 View Post

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Yes, NFB-10 is definitely better than out of the speaker terminals on my receiver.



Which serves as a reminder that the quality of the power is still important, not just the quantity of the power L3000.gif

 

Last night I tried the HE-6 connected to the speaker outs of a 70's era Kenwood integrated amp.  This was merely OK.  But even with the much lower power of the Decware Mini-Torii (4 watts versus 20 for the Kenwood), the Decware sounded much, much, much better.

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Originally Posted by daveDerek View Post


ss, how did you get your hands on an Oppo bdp-95 already? according to their website they won't be available until next month.: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-95/

I have had the BD-95 for about 3 weeks.


I will have my opinion on the BD-95 in the Oppo 95 owners thread on AVS soon. This opinion will be for us headphone addicts and featuring the HE-6.

I now have a pretty good understand of what the BD-95 does with MC SACD DSD 5.1 and Blu Ray movies DTS HD  MA, True HD, LPCM 5.1/7.1 analog.

For my upcoming opinion for 2Ch analog stereo. I have been using a modified WA5LE, upgrade parts, alps 50 pot, tubes in use are a nos matched pair of WE300B's (26/56), matched nos pair TSRP oval mica 6SN7GT's (08/42) in the WA5 amp, and a pair of current production EML 5U4G's in the WA5's PSU.

 

The Oppo BD-09 blows away the BD-83SE and the Nuforce Edition, not only for MC audio (no surprises there) but also for 2Ch stereo.

For the price, the BD-09 using the analog boards RCA/XLR (xlr is 2 Ch only) is a true buy.wink_face.gif

 

ss

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I wonder where the Oppo BD-95 stands in line with the John Tucker Exemplar modded BDP83? 

 

How much does the BD95 cost and what's the difference between it and the BD-09?

post #3021 of 14887
I've been thinking about buying the BD-95, but I am not familiar with the BD-09, and a google search yielded nothing. What is the BD-09?
post #3022 of 14887

It's not on their site either, Rob. Perhaps it's a typo and we are fishing in the wrong canal.

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I am using the fi.Q with buffers changed from the 634 to the 5002. I had 4 buf634 per channel but am running just one HA5002 per channel and the sound is excellent. Very, very open and dynamic and the volume is around 12 o'clock. As I go higher in volume it gets too loud but does not distort. The bass is solid and well defined. So here is a portable, large yes, that has 24 volts and around .5 watt into 32 ohms. The soundstage is huge, center fill is perfect and I am surprised. The sound is also extremely transparent. 

post #3024 of 14887
Right. I'm thinking typo.

The BD-95 is definitely on my "to buy" list. The fact that it has balanced outs helps, as I have an open set of balanced ins on my Cary preamp. I just upgraded my DAC for most digital sources, but the Oppo hopefully will be a bit of an upgrade from my now dated Denon DVD-5900.
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post

I wonder where the Oppo BD-95 stands in line with the John Tucker Exemplar modded BDP83? 

 

How much does the BD95 cost and what's the difference between it and the BD-09?

I am sure day and night, the 95 over the modded 83. Just look at what DAC's are used in the 95 compared to what DAC's are used in the 83.

 

Cost is $1000 usd and no mods necessary. I have found that if you buy and sell BD players like the Oppo, mods are only a loosing proposition no warranty and you don't basically get anything for the mod when you sell the player. wink_face.gif

 

Yes many folks have asked me to compare my BD-95 to my BD-09 maybe later on I will. I have been to busy with comparing relevant BD players like the BD-83, BD-83SE and BD83SENE to the BD-95.

 

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=20033600#post20033600

 



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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Right. I'm thinking typo.

The BD-95 is definitely on my "to buy" list. The fact that it has balanced outs helps, as I have an open set of balanced ins on my Cary preamp. I just upgraded my DAC for most digital sources, but the Oppo hopefully will be a bit of an upgrade from my now dated Denon DVD-5900.


The BDP-09 is/was Pioneers flagship BD player for analog and video. Yes I had a Denon DVD 3930 and yes its very out dated.

post #3026 of 14887

OK, got it, thanks.  Then I am on target with the BD-95.  Soon.

post #3027 of 14887

The 95/HE-6 would be sweet.

 

edit: I know this is OT. There was a comparison among the 93/93NE/95 here

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/blu-ray-players/1048-oppo-bdp-93-and-bdp-95-universal-3d-blu-ray-players-part-1-audio-performance.html?showall=1

post #3028 of 14887

Incorrect information. Edited.


Edited by Happy Camper - 2/20/11 at 4:00pm
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With the groundswell pushing to computer controlled storage of musical information, the unit being discussed doesn't allow for digital input?

post #3030 of 14887

Network, ethernet or wi-fi, or external hard drive, USB or eSata.

You don't even need a usb to spdif converter.

I'll be using a 1tb portable usb hdd as my music library, mp3s, flac and wav files.


Edited by wuwhere - 2/20/11 at 4:00pm
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