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post #151 of 225
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Originally Posted by HiFiAudio View Post
 

As a FYI we have people who have discussed this type of functionality including people who utilize a SPL Phonitor 2 for example.  Perhaps in a future product. :smile_phones:

 

There's always the HA-2!

post #152 of 225
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Originally Posted by dolstein View Post

There's always the HA-2!

Or... you can just feed the HA-1 to..Phonitor 2 and run it to balanced headphones. That's my plan at least. It would be neat if you could feed it back into the HA-1 like a lot of old preamps offer.
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post #153 of 225
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There's always the HA-2!

Hopefully.  Large sales of the HA-1 in my humble opinion is quite a stimulus to listen to what users desire.  This is how the Oppo BD players (BDP-83 - > BDP-105D) evolved, they looked at all the feedback and made the next product encompass many suggested enhancements, even including some of what 3rd party moder's provided.

post #154 of 225
All except for the dreadful sounding Sabre Dac.

Wait, plenty of used HA1's soon!
post #155 of 225
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

All except for the dreadful sounding Sabre Dac.

Wait, plenty of used HA1's soon!

Except that it is considered to be one of the best chips on the market.
Even besides that point, a lot of it has to do with how a product is designed around the chip and DAC / hardware.
We'll see haw many comments there are from owners who claim the HA-1 sounds "dreadful". I'm gonna predict -0-. ;)

post #156 of 225

"considered to be one of the best chips on the market"

 

By whom, a piece of test equipment?

 

As to owners, Leon Festinger, a social psychologist, developed a "theory of cognitive dissonance" whereby humans come to love that for which they suffer.

 

We'll see.

 

BTW, none of the very highest end dacs use this chip.  Sorry to see Oppo take the populist path, or rut as the case may be.

 

The BDP 105, the foundation for this, has few friends in the truly high-end community.

post #157 of 225
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post
 

BTW, none of the very highest end dacs use this chip.

 

I don't think this piece of equipment is trying to compete with the 'very highest end dacs'.

post #158 of 225
Fully agree.

Just trying to check the frothiness, and prevent buyer's remorse.
post #159 of 225
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post
 

"considered to be one of the best chips on the market"

 

By whom, a piece of test equipment?

 

As to owners, Leon Festinger, a social psychologist, developed a "theory of cognitive dissonance" whereby humans come to love that for which they suffer.

 

We'll see.

 

BTW, none of the very highest end dacs use this chip.  Sorry to see Oppo take the populist path, or rut as the case may be.

 

The BDP 105, the foundation for this, has few friends in the truly high-end community.

LOL, you sound like an "elitest" who bases performance/sound on price alone.
There are many many professional in depth reviews of the BDP-105 that proclaim it to be the very best DAC / media player on the market for the money spent.
Oppo could probably make one to sound a little better, if they wanted to charge $10,000 for it, and then some people can brag about how much they paid for it.
However their goal is not to create products that only a few can enjoy, but to create products that the masses can enjoy.
Everyone deserves high quality audio at an affordable price, but that notion is what scares the elitests and high end manufacturers who make thousands of dollars profit on just one sale. They are bitter about Oppo stealing their thunder. ;)

Oppo has always been about giving the best product they can for the money spent, and their headphones and amp are no exception.
The value of the PM-1 is argumentative since the PM-2 will most likely sound almost identical, but buyers were made aware of both products when the PM-1 were released, and the build quality really is a cut above.
The HA-1 will also be considered a good value. It's build quality is superb, and built to last a lifetime imho.
It's feature set is respectable, and I bet they even add more features too.
It's sound quality, that you insinuate to be "dreadful", and without even hearing it for yourself, is preposterous.
The amp sounds very natural and clean without coloration or distortion.
Once you are able to accurately duplicate the audio from whatever source you are using, then you have succeeded, and Oppo has done just that.

post #160 of 225
LOL, I'm a USAF trained computer professional who has designed, built and modified high-end equipment for over 40 years......trust my ears, don't need wet behind the ears "reviewers".
post #161 of 225
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

LOL, I'm a USAF trained computer professional who has designed, built and modified high-end equipment for over 40 years......trust my ears, don't need wet behind the ears "reviewers".

To insinuate that any particular DAC sounds the same (or dreadful as you so eloquently put it) no matter how it's implemented,
or whether or not you have even heard it, would be more in line as amateur assumptions rather than professional assessment.
Not sure how readers here should trust your ears, when you haven't even heard the HA-1? Thanks for your professional input. :smile:

post #162 of 225
You're most welcome.

Enjoy the new toy; see you on the seller's forum shortly,
post #163 of 225

I'd recommend the only thing that can get us back on topic: Ignore.

 

//TB

post #164 of 225
Agree
post #165 of 225
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post


BTW, none of the very highest end dacs use this chip.  Sorry to see Oppo take the populist path, or rut as the case may be.

The BDP 105, the foundation for this, has few friends in the truly high-end community.
Hey, who let the "elitest" in here?
Impelentation is everything..
We can't have any of these "naysayers" ruin our party! wink.gif
Ha I bet any DAC you have will be completely threatened by this one tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

LOL, I'm a USAF trained computer professional who has designed, built and modified high-end equipment for over 40 years......trust my ears, don't need wet behind the ears "reviewers".
Ooo ouch! low blow.. Hey get a referee in here!

So sayest one professional against oppo TEAM of professionals tongue.gif Ha!

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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

You're most welcome.

Enjoy the new toy; see you on the seller's forum shortly,
Man you are striking out!
Oppo has 30days return so you won't get your hands on any used ones! Lol

Maybe in a year wink.gif

OK sorry to continue but some humor had to be made tongue.gif
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Just buy one.. & hear for yourself...
Oh wait, their sold out..
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Edited by Maxx134 - 5/10/14 at 6:09am
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