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Do they do computer imports, or just regular living room listening?
The Reavon players will play back files via it's USB inputs (only files on storage media, not on phones etc.) and via Ethernet using DLNA.
 
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Here is some info that may help you.
First: Oppo 105 Blu-ray / DVD / CD
the 105D (which I own) includes a Darby Doubler, otherwise I believe the same. The PDF is too large to upload but
 

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And for 4K/Blu-ray/DVD and CD
 

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Nov 29, 2021 at 6:14 PM Post #14,120 of 14,177

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I've been using my Asus cd/dvd/blu-ray machine for a few years, but in the past year or so it's begun introducing clicks and skips into my iTunes imports. Should I get another, or are there better buys?

What do folks think of this? https://www.amazon.com/Mercury-Mast...s=kubelik+meistersinger&qid=1638161070&sr=8-6
You could try extending its useful life with: http://www.accuraterip.com/, also EAC (sure you've run across it) can retry without the cd fingerprint database compare. I thought accurate-rip was built into iTunes, but it is not. It's a good idea to use these even with a good drive.
 
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Yeah these are good, but I'm waiting for Mike's transport for my living room setup. For the computer, I'm looking for something to import to iTunes, and the Asus drive from a few years back seems to be slowly beginning to fail.

Just bought the Böhm '68 and Kubelik '67 Meistersingers. Looking at getting the Goodall next. I can't believe my library has been missing them this long. Ditto 1962 Knappertsbusch Parsifal.
 
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I agree with many of the comments from these two knowledgable reviewers:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-...ef=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B093RWX4B9
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-...ef=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B093RWX4B9

You can listen before deciding whether to purchase. It is a box set reissue of recordings that have been available, which can be found on YouTube and streaming services.
 
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I've got Bohm's early 70's Beethoven symphonies plus some overtures cycle with the VPO on my "Secret Santa" list for Xmas. Hoping to get it as I understand it is a classic as far as complete cycles goes. Another one to add to my 7 or 8 other complete cycles.
 
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For the computer, I'm looking for something to import to iTunes, and the Asus drive from a few years back seems to be slowly beginning to fail.
Get one of those UHD drives and rip both movies and music. Those are screaming fast!
 
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On another topic, other than the remote, what's the primary benefit of Loki Max vs Lokius?
Lokius has:
balanced/SE (XLR and RCA) inputs and outputs like Loki Max, and differential front-end but is not Nexus like Loki Max
no remote.
op-amp gyrator circuit for lowest two frequency bands instead of nickel-core inductors
no presets (Loki Max has three)
much smaller (6"x9") mid-size footprint
5x cheaper price

Jason has said that both Lokius and Loki Max perform the processing single ended, with conversions from / back to balanced (like a lot of pro hardware does). Full balanced internal processing would increase the cost by 2X if not more.
 
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On another topic, other than the remote, what's the primary benefit of Loki Max vs Lokius?
Loki Max has motorized potentiometer circuits, when you invoke a preset the knobs spin! I absolutely do not need a Loki Max, but the thought of sitting in my chair and watching the knobs spin makes me want one, with a nearly physical desire.
 
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