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post #16 of 222
Still nothin, huh?
post #17 of 222
good things comes to those who wait. smily_headphones1.gif
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post #18 of 222
Website updated, now "Late April"
post #19 of 222

I think I will get this when it comes out. the 105 is very nice. not expensive either. I like stuff from china that is well built by a company with an American prescience and warranty. not ebay stuff. 

if this like the 105 it should be among the best once modified. the picture on the 105 is better than some $5,000 players dare I say. they know how to build stuff.

post #20 of 222
I plan on buying this within a few days of release. The only thing holding me back is waiting for Oppo to approve my local retailer for sales. But, I'm happy there was finally an announcement.
post #21 of 222

Still no specs on the headphone amp?

post #22 of 222

Price?

post #23 of 222
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Price?
$1200-1299 has been the word on the street. At this point, we won't know until they announce more information like they did with the PM-1, like they did last night.
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Still no specs on the headphone amp?
There's specs out on the DAC portion, but still nothing yet on the Amp section. A reviewer spoke positively about it though, so I'm hoping for the best. I'm personally buying this as a DAC first and amp as a free bonus!
post #24 of 222

$1200-$1299 for this device is NUTZ.....should be more along the lines of the 103 in pricing....  My Audio-GD ESS powered Headphone amp was a small fraction of this.

 

Mark

post #25 of 222
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$1200-$1299 for this device is NUTZ.....should be more along the lines of the 103 in pricing....  My Audio-GD ESS powered Headphone amp was a small fraction of this.

Mark

How so? DSD dac, fully balanced amp, bluetooth, apple certified usb input, and preamp... seems pretty feature rich all things considered.
post #26 of 222

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/NFB32014/NFB3-14-2.JPG 

 

Compare it to this...  for 40% of the price.  If they went Wifi and supported being a DLNA renderer then it might make sense.  I would be surprised if the AMP section of the Oppos is as good as the Audio-GD but no determination can be made until the specs are out.

 

With my phone and recently discovered USB audio player I can stream from my phone to my Audio GD over DLNA, and use the the USB Audio player in a phone as a renderer.

 

Both products are made in China, both have excellent support.

post #27 of 222
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Originally Posted by gatorengineer64 View Post
 

$1200-$1299 for this device is NUTZ.....should be more along the lines of the 103 in pricing....  My Audio-GD ESS powered Headphone amp was a small fraction of this.

 

Mark

That's in the same ball park price wise and has more features than the Yulong DA8. Seems very reasonable to me if it delivers in the sound dept.

post #28 of 222
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Originally Posted by gatorengineer64 View Post

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/NFB32014/NFB3-14-2.JPG 

Compare it to this...  for 40% of the price.  If they went Wifi and supported being a DLNA renderer then it might make sense.  I would be surprised if the AMP section of the Oppos is as good as the Audio-GD but no determination can be made until the specs are out.

With my phone and recently discovered USB audio player I can stream from my phone to my Audio GD over DLNA, and use the the USB Audio player in a phone as a renderer.

Both products are made in China, both have excellent support.

Just playing devil's advocate here (AGD) is my next-in-line if this doesn't work out... the pictured gear is not balanced, nor does is have DSD support. Now, just a few weeks ago, AGD announced future DSD with new purchases. You can get an NFB-28, which would be the closest competition for the Oppo. Now, the NFB-28 is still on sale for $680 (from $750), so quite the deal if they are on par with each other.

I have two small concerns. Since it's still on sale, does that mean the next version is just around the corner. The other concern is people tend to forget about shipping, duty, and the upgrade prices for better parts. Not sure how close the gap gets after those factors.

On top of all that, I would prefer to buy a product locally with stress free return/repair... or the worry of shipping damage that many have experienced with Audio GD gear.

If the Oppo turns out to be a fail, I will be buying the next version of the NFB-1.32 or the new Rotel Dac. There will always be too many good choices, though value is in the eye of the purchaser. (End devil's advocacy evil_smiley.gif )
post #29 of 222
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DSD dac, fully balanced amp, bluetooth, apple certified usb input, and preamp... seems pretty feature rich all things considered.

 

Lol, what the heck is 'apple certified usb input'??  Will this madness ever stop...

post #30 of 222
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Lol, what the heck is 'apple certified usb input'??  Will this madness ever stop...


Ever try prying a USB stream out of an iphone? Unless a device is approved by Apple ($$$$), it hard to get a direct USB feed.

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