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post #181 of 256

Just wanted to chime in here and say that I've had my BPD-105 for 6 weeks now and I ADORE it!

 

I just updated to the new beta firmware that allows DSD file playback from a USB device. I am about to try it now. I'm pretty excited for this because the value contained within this little bit just skyrocketed by adding this feature! There are some hickups, but this BDP-105 is just astonishing. Someone mentioned above that there needs to be more talk about this device as a player and pre-amp and I completely agree. 

post #182 of 256
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Originally Posted by Greg121986 View Post

Just wanted to chime in here and say that I've had my BPD-105 for 6 weeks now and I ADORE it!

 

I just updated to the new beta firmware that allows DSD file playback from a USB device. I am about to try it now. I'm pretty excited for this because the value contained within this little bit just skyrocketed by adding this feature! There are some hickups, but this BDP-105 is just astonishing. Someone mentioned above that there needs to be more talk about this device as a player and pre-amp and I completely agree. 

 

How does this work?     NVM..   I just read about it..


Edited by preproman - 3/28/13 at 4:53pm
post #183 of 256

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post #184 of 256

I meant to post about the firmware when it came out but I haven't had time.  I don't load beta firmware myself and I don't have any of the issues some people are having but this is a significant update.  I've had my 105 for over 4 months now and still happy...  Actually I probably should have skipped the oppo because it's caused me to spend a substantial amount of money on power amps and speakers since I liked it (and multichannel audio) so much.

 

note, that starting with this beta update, you can no longer revert back to a previous firmware update.  You have to reset factory defaults after loading this update so remember all your custom settings and remember to change your volume setting if you are like me and directly feeding a power amp.

 

DSD can be played from local storage in addition to shinny discs.  I'm not sure if it's actually available when using it as a USB DAC.

 

you can build playlists on the go like on the older oppo's.

 

Added AIFF support (which I didn't know we didn't have before).

 

Added ExFAT file system for mass storage.

 

Added additional crossover settings.

 

changed some speaker settings.

 

improved downmixing algorithm for the headphone amp.

 

added time delay settings.

 

added some usb keyboard support

 

added the standard bluray compatibility updates

post #185 of 256

Skimming through the thread, I didn't notice a clear answer to "How Powerful Is It's Headphone Amp?"

 

The manual on my 105 says:

 

600 Ohms: 17mw

300 Ohms: 34mw

150 Ohms: 63mw

120 Ohms: 77mw

60 Ohms: 120mw

30 Ohms: 187 mw

 

 

It easily drives my Beyerdynamic DT1350s to VERY loud.  No problems at all with the portables.    My Senn 650s... adequately well, and impressively clear/detailed. Though, as I'm sure everyone can tell just by glancing at the output numbers, it lacks some dynamic punch with these full sized cans.

post #186 of 256

Loving my new 105. Brilliant dac for the money, even with blu ray etc aside. Also very impressed with the usb to coax converter. Great machine. 

post #187 of 256

Oppo makes great hardware, no question. But the thing in my mind that really puts them over the top is their service and support.

 

I used to own a Denon DVD player - top pf the line $1600 with beautiful Reon upscaling. The drive in it died so I sent it in to be serviced. They kept the player for 2 months and charged me $300 to fix it. Later I found out that the part they changed was a $5 laser that had a known high failure rate. Basically it was defective as sold. Don't get me wrong - Denon makes some fine equipment. But their service is dog poo. And a rip-off.

 

I also have an Oppo BDP-83. That had a similar problem with the loader - high failure rate from the get-go.  Mine failed out of warranty. I sent it to Oppo to be fixed. They fixed it, charged me $0 and shipped it back to me the same day they received it.

 

 You can imagine who has my business from here on out.


Edited by ehlarson - 3/30/13 at 9:16am
post #188 of 256

How can it be used as a preamp if the outputs are not variable? 

post #189 of 256

The outputs are variable (and fixed) and the volume is lossless. 

post #190 of 256
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ehlarson View Post

Oppo makes great hardware, no question. But the thing in my mind that really puts them over the top is their service and support.

 

I used to own a Denon DVD player - top pf the line $1600 with beautiful Reon upscaling. The drive in it died so I sent it in to be serviced. They kept the player for 2 months and charged me $300 to fix it. Later I found out that the part they changed was a $5 laser that had a known high failure rate. Basically it was defective as sold. Don't get me wrong - Denon makes some fine equipment. But their service is dog poo. And a rip-off.

 

I also have an Oppo BDP-83. That had a similar problem with the loader - high failure rate from the get-go.  Mine failed out of warranty. I sent it to Oppo to be fixed. They fixed it, charged me $0 and shipped it back to me the same day they received it.

 

 You can imagine who has my business from here on out.

 

I had the same experience with my BD-83. They also flashed the latest firmware. It came back in like new shape for $0...Amazing service!

post #191 of 256
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Originally Posted by tme110 View Post

The outputs are variable (and fixed) and the volume is lossless. 

Thanks, I found location of variable RCA outputs in manual.


Edited by auee - 3/30/13 at 12:55pm
post #192 of 256
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Originally Posted by auee View Post

Thanks, I found location of variable RCA outputs in manual.

 

I have a 95, yes its in the setup menu -> audio processing -> output volume = variable/fixed.

post #193 of 256

Guys,

 

I've got the BDP-93 and was wondering if its worthwhile to up-grade to the newest BDP-105 model?

 

The bad thing is I don't need two universal players - one is sufficient. The other important consideration is that the BDP-93 has the ability to play ISO files - stuck on the old firmware. The ISO feature is pretty handy as I've gone through the trouble of making ISO backups of the DVD collection.

 

Steve
 

post #194 of 256

Is the sound quality good enough to replace a stand alone CD player I wonder? 


Edited by treebug - 4/2/13 at 6:59am
post #195 of 256

I would like to know how the 105 rates as a stand alone DAC. I already own a BDP-93 and an ES9018 based DAC.

 

I could unload both which would cover a good part of the 105's costs, eliminate one box and a few cables and add a HP amp in the process.

 

My only concern is that I'm looking for a DAC that has a bit more meat on the bones than my current EE Minimax and I wouldn't want to end up trading four quarters for a dollar(soundwise) - so to speak.

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