Do you mean UDP 205?
They were $1300 brand new. Is it worth it to you to pay almost double the original price or would you rather pay $2500 for a $2500 player?
Sorry, I meant UDP-205.
I’m struggling with this decision. I have an Oppo 105 and like the player and I am pleased with its performance.
I have hundreds of SACDs, blu-ray audio and DVD-Audio discs. Stereo and 5.1 multi-channel playback is important to me.
I’ve heard there are new players in this space, but I am not familiar with them.
Looking to learn from others who have been down this path.
I use my Oppo almost exclusively for music. I own a few blu-ray, but most of them are concerts.
The trend among us audiophiles, is music that is being produced in Dolby Atmos mixes and Quadrophnic releases of older titles. They sound fantastic and totally immersive.
Some purists stand firm with 2:1 systems. Old jazz titles sound great in this format. The newer stuff in 5.1 is the closest to live music that I’ve experienced. I need to have both.
Maybe, I’ll pick up the Reavon after all. It seems to suit my needs and it’s within my budget.
I have the 105 and the 203. I bought the 203 when Oppo announced they were discontinuing making players, as a hedge against anything happening to the 105 (I use the 105 asa transport into a Bryston DAC 3, with HDMI for SACD/Blu Ray/DVD-A). The 203 sits in a second system and doesn’t get a lot of use. In fact it has primarily been used as a streamer, since the Bluesound Node in that system died, for a while I was using the 203 in that system to play files from my NAS. The Oppos will also play music from Data Discs, of which I have several. Both machines have been near flawless
I always have this itch to get the latest and greatest. The Reavon is midway between the UDP 800 and 900 in terms of audio performance. Reavon and Magnetar are essentially the same company. I have to have a universal player as I have a lot of SACDs, DVD As and BluRays as well as a few remaining CDs. Most of the CDs have been loaded onto a hard drive. Pure Music up samples them to 24/96 and uses a digital antialiasing filter resulting in a cleaner high end.
Thank you for the explanation.
I have a quite a collection too: 6,000 cds, 750 SACDS, 100 Blu-Rays, and about 100 DVD-Audio discs.
I am in the process of ripping my favorite cds to a music server with a 4TB SSD drive. The others will continue to be played on my Oppo 105.
When the Oppo goes, I will look into either the Reavon or Magnetar.
What is Pure Music? Is it like HQPlayer or Roon?
Pure Music is the Player section of Pure Vinyl. This is the program Michael Fremer uses to record vinyl to his hard drive. You can buy Pure Music separately. It is an Apple specific program that uses iTunes (Music) and all of its functionality to library the music. It then plays the music from there in any codec. It is like a high test JRiver. I use Pure Vinyl to raid everyone's record collections to record rare and special records. It also has a very effective pop and click eliminator.
Check it out at Channel D's web site.
Thank you. I’ll check it out.
I didn’t mention that I also have about 1,000 LPs. Yeah, it’s a bit of an obsession this hobby.
I have several rare records too. How do you digitize them - through some sort of tape loop? If you have a moment, I’d be interested to know more about it.
I now have the new Magnetar UDP 900 and for almost the same price of a used Oppo 205 without warranty, support, and parts available, the Magnetar 900 is a no brained. The video and the audio of the new Magnetar UDP 900 is in a whole new level. Ok so I paid $3k for the UDP 900 but for me it’s worth every penny, I highly recommend it specially if you have a collection of SACD and like to use the 7.1 analog output. This unit is a beast at 35lbs. Yes Oppo UDP 205 is a great unit but title has the old technology and it’s not worth the price they’re asking for a used one.
Passed on the Oppo 105. Now looking at the Magnetar UDP 900.
Any further thoughts on this unit before I spend $3K? Did either of you look at the UDP 800? It’s around $1,600. Just wondering what you get from the upgrade to the UDP 900. Not looking to pinch pennies just curious.