Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread
post-10715089
Post #1,096 of 5,289

SpudHarris

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 30, 2009
Messages
3,028
Reaction score
86
Joined
Jan 30, 2009
Posts
3,028
Likes
86
Thanks for that link.  

I would never have thought to try this:


I'll have to try it with my speaker amp...

Mike

Giving that a go with my Fi-Q and have to say it's very, very good. Would never have thought to do that :beerchug:

For amps like the Fi-Q it is also a neater solution to feed the front input....




It's late now so will evaluate more tomorrow. Man, this is just the gift (to myself) that just keeps giving!!
 
     Share This Post       
post-10715198
Post #1,098 of 5,289

gotoma8

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 20, 2011
Messages
89
Reaction score
16
Joined
Dec 20, 2011
Posts
89
Likes
16
You need way more than 50 hours of burn in time
Will do...right now it's on 1.5 hours...I am contemplating leaving it running overnight.  Don't know if it would be smart as I am in a business complex at work...power can be lost...don't want that chance to hurt the HA-1, right?
 
     Share This Post       
post-10715224
Post #1,099 of 5,289

olegausany

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 31, 2010
Messages
2,313
Reaction score
56
Joined
Oct 31, 2010
Posts
2,313
Likes
56
I'm burning in HE-560 for more than 120 hours without problem
 
     Share This Post       
post-10715409
Post #1,100 of 5,289

Smarty-pants

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 8, 2013
Messages
418
Reaction score
85
Joined
Dec 8, 2013
Posts
418
Likes
85
LPCM works just fine. I run that into the hdmi input of my BDP-105D and get every bit of the lossless audio. :wink:
Smarty,
 How are you connecting your 105 to the HA-1? Coax? Optical? Have you done a close AB between the 105 and HA-1 headphone outputs? I'm not trying to talk myself into buying one, honest.   ARRRRGGG!!

Right now I do have it in the media room and run the dedicated XLR 2CH output directly to the HA-1 and then on to a power amp.
I use the 'bypass' mode for movies, and also use the optical connection for RBCDs.
Eventually I will put it back in my office for headphone listening, along with a 2CH power amp, Oppo player, and a set of speakers for a nice 2CH office setup.
 
     Share This Post       
post-10715495
Post #1,101 of 5,289

gameon

Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
99
Reaction score
33
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Posts
99
Likes
33
I just Received My Oppo today and been listening for about 2hrs now, I actually hooked my Lyr2 ( with some tubes rolled in it) up to the Oppo using it's internal dac, running off my Mac via usb and it sounds awesome.....
 
     Share This Post       
post-10716399
Post #1,102 of 5,289

MattTCG

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 22, 2012
Messages
15,471
Reaction score
3,203
Joined
Jan 22, 2012
Posts
15,471
Likes
3,203
  I just Received My Oppo today and been listening for about 2hrs now, I actually hooked my Lyr2 ( with some tubes rolled in it) up to the Oppo using it's internal dac, running off my Mac via usb and it sounds awesome.....
 
What was your previous dac for the lyr? How does the HA-1 compare to the lyr?
 
thanks...
 
     Share This Post       
post-10716429
Post #1,103 of 5,289

jonstatt

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 5, 2012
Messages
797
Reaction score
220
Joined
Oct 5, 2012
Posts
797
Likes
220
  In the HA-1 we are using the TI LM4562 OP-AMP for the single ended analog outputs and the TI LME724 (interchangeable with the OPA1632) OP-AMP for the differential (XLR) analog outputs.
 
Thank you very much for coming back to us with this. Although these are very good opamps, I think you do need to consider discrete output stages for the HA-2 :)
 
     Share This Post       
post-10716670
Post #1,104 of 5,289

hikinokie

New Head-Fier
Joined
May 8, 2014
Messages
35
Reaction score
10
Joined
May 8, 2014
Posts
35
Likes
10


Custom built Dreamvision Yunzi + 3. The only one in world with chrome paint.

Dude. I bought a $26k projector. Along with 3 buttkickers, 2 SVS SB Ultra 13 subs, Marantz Sr7008, two Marantz 7055 power amps, Oppo HA-1 plus Senny HD700 and the two Oppo BDP103D's all this year.

Do you think I care about a few hundred dollars? Also for future information the Oppo inputs don't support lossless sound. So the second player input into the Oppo would be hopeless.

Anyway back on topic. I got some amazing gear this year and the HA-1 is the piece of gear I get most excited to play with. I race home from work every night waiting to play with this kit.
Oppo inputs don't support lossless sound?
 
     Share This Post       
post-10716690
Post #1,105 of 5,289

Maxx134

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
4,719
Reaction score
1,683
Location
NYC
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Location
NYC
Posts
4,719
Likes
1,683
Yes do. One of the reasons I bought it.

I also have the Arcam irDac. HA-1 is a lot better. Fantastic as a pre-amp.
Have to agree totally about the irDAC was excellent but this HA-1 unit just leagues ahead and now is just totally transparent to me when I listen to music. .



Will do...right now it's on 1.5 hours...I am contemplating leaving it running overnight.  Don't know if it would be smart as I am in a business complex at work...power can be lost...don't want that chance to hurt the HA-1, right?
The unit typically settles from sparkly to transparent once burned in and it is believed to be the amp stage more than the dac that benefit from the burn in process but I forgot how many hours I posted way back I think it was about 4-5 days continuous. .




Thank you very much for coming back to us with this. Although these are very good opamps, I think you do need to consider discrete output stages for the HA-2 :)
This idea exactly. .
This explains alot why it perfoms so excellent as dac/amp stand alone,
and then why some earlier posts commented how it did not measure up to some "end game" units when using the rear connections as dac or amp only,
As oppo designed using op amps in back there..
Too bad they didn't go discreet on the analogue input/output stage.

I feel that if those back connectors had the power & quality of a discreet stage that no one could fault it..
:)
Then again we probably talking mainly very small "end game" type of critique or pickyness..
And doesn't affect the USB that most like me would use so understandable for the price.
 
     Share This Post       
post-10716906
Post #1,106 of 5,289

gameon

Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
99
Reaction score
33
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Posts
99
Likes
33
   
What was your previous dac for the lyr? How does the HA-1 compare to the lyr?
 
thanks...

I was using my old Denon 5000 with bur brown dac's which are considered reference dac's, I believe 7404 bur brown or something, I was using optical from my Mac to the Denon out to the lyr2.
I think with the Oppo everything sounds awesome, The Lry2 , I love the sound of the tubes better, but the Oppo is different sound also, and it sounds Awesome for a solid state. I think I have the best of both worlds now. The Oppo is very clean, with good dynamics,open sounding,although i have to turn the Oppo up quite a bit on high gain for my Audeze lcd2 Hp but at the moment i'm not using balanced which should give me some more gain. The Highs are a little better on the Oppo, but I love the mid range and low end with the tubes that I'm using with the Lyr2, I'm a little more sensitive to the high range treble with my ears, but by no means is the oppo bright, just more clarity in the highs, It's a trade off, like i said I'm happy with both and Have the best of both worlds.
 
     Share This Post       
post-10716938
Post #1,107 of 5,289

Smarty-pants

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 8, 2013
Messages
418
Reaction score
85
Joined
Dec 8, 2013
Posts
418
Likes
85
Oppo inputs don't support lossless sound?

Not with bitstreaming of TrueHD, DTSHD, and DSD.
It does easily accept high bitrate PCM and LPCM, and AAC too I think.

(for clarification, this is for the Oppo optical players, not the HA-1)
 
     Share This Post       
post-10717300
Post #1,108 of 5,289

gotoma8

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 20, 2011
Messages
89
Reaction score
16
Joined
Dec 20, 2011
Posts
89
Likes
16
Hi all,
 
FYI, I am still breaking in my HA-1.  I have a few questions, mainly using JRiver with it.  What should my settings be in JRiver to optimize the HA-1?  I am talking about DSP & Output formats, bit-depth setting and other settings that JRiver has.
 
Thanks.
Tuan
 
     Share This Post       
post-10717461
Post #1,109 of 5,289

HiFiAudio

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 6, 2014
Messages
323
Reaction score
47
Joined
Apr 6, 2014
Posts
323
Likes
47
  Hi all,
 
FYI, I am still breaking in my HA-1.  I have a few questions, mainly using JRiver with it.  What should my settings be in JRiver to optimize the HA-1?  I am talking about DSP & Output formats, bit-depth setting and other settings that JRiver has.
 
Thanks.
Tuan
A bit off topic.  Just follow the general setup shown here.   I know this is for a exasound, just choose the HA-1 instead when detected.   You don't need to go overboard with optimization with JRiver 19.
 
     Share This Post       
post-10717670
Post #1,110 of 5,289

Zurv

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 6, 2012
Messages
112
Reaction score
133
Location
NYC
Joined
Jan 6, 2012
Location
NYC
Posts
112
Likes
133
god damn this site!! :) Oppo HA-1 ordered!!


 


now i have 5 DAcs and i really only need one (well.. the dragonfly 1.2 for the laptop is still useful)... argh!


 


life is hard ^_^


(the other DACs being, audiolab M-DAC, Fostex HP-A8, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, HRT MusicStreamer II, and now Oppo HA-1 (coming this Friday... damn you all!)
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: gotoma8

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top