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 Post subject: oppo equivalent
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:01 am 
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a cd or dvd player which has the versatility of the oppo 105d. By versatility I mean connections in the rear panel, a good quality built in dac, and the ability to play multiple format cd's or dvd's but for music only. I am looking for something either brand new or fairly new. Oh, and of course it has to sound good. Any help would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: oppo equivalent
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:13 am 
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wtf22,

I asked a similar question here and the consensus seemed to be to look at Marantz as a possible equivalent.

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 Post subject: Re: oppo equivalent
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:13 am 
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OK I'll bite. If the 105 is exactly what you want, why don't you just buy it? is it too expensive? If so, let us know a budget. I use a pair of 103s in two systems and love them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:19 am 
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Cambridge cxu


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 Post subject: Re: oppo equivalent
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:43 am 
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+1 on the CAMBRIDGE Bluray spinner as a proxy to the OPPO.

The OPPO and the CAMBRIDGE share the identical Motherboard and Panel made by the same mfg in the same plant ....the only differences being in the different OEM DACs respectively.

(1) No wild savings expected on either premier spinner if you elect to buy one new ....you only get what you pay for here.

(2) Each was designed primarily for multichannel video and audio, and they do a yeoman job at that ... BUT if it is primarily a 2-channel music player that you are yearning for, you can do much MUCH better with a dedicated top- quality build CD /DAC ..... not even close .

The CAMBRIDGE has a 2-year warranty vs a 1-year I believe on the OPPO


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 Post subject: Re: oppo equivalent
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:34 pm 
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I'm looking for a unit that plays different types of cd's and something I can plug my computer into as well, that's why the Oppo is so appealing to me. But if I can get a cheaper equivalent, then that would be the way to go. I don't need it for movies, just music.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Sony
http://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Categor ... ku=UBPX800

Yamaha Adventage:
http://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Categor ... ku=BDA1060

lots of nice features including a balanced outputs and a "Cd only" mode but there isn't much info on the DAC - which means it probably wouldn't match the Oppo.

review: http://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/vide ... er-review/

Sells for $500USD down south so $350 Cdn is a good price. I outta run this one by the wife.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:03 pm 
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RalphH wrote:
Sony
http://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Categor ... ku=UBPX800

Yamaha Adventage:
http://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Categor ... ku=BDA1060

lots of nice features including a balanced outputs and a "Cd only" mode but there isn't much info on the DAC - which means it probably wouldn't match the Oppo.

review: http://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/vide ... er-review/

Sells for $500USD down south so $350 Cdn is a good price. I outta run this one by the wife.

I read the review on the Yamaha and it looks like what I'm looking for. I will pay a visit to Star electronics in TO ( they carry the oppo ) and see if the 105d has dropped in price or if they have a demo unit. The Yamaha definitely has my attention, many thanks to all contributors.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:21 am 
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+2 on the Cambridge CXU. Excellent sounding analog outputs.


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 Post subject: Re: oppo equivalent
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:13 am 
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May I ask if you are planning on using the analogue outputs of the new player?

If you are planning on using the digital output into an AVR, they will all sound very similar.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:25 am 
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:D If you could score an Oppo 93 for a good price , there is here on Canuk, the Nuforce Extreme NXE board for sale unused, that simply replaces the board inside the 93, I own a Nuforce 93NXE and in some ways it seems to have a slightly more rounded musical presentation while the 105 I own is slightly more detailed. You can read about the nuforce 93NXE on 6moons. It was a very glowing report. But if you're looking for a cd spinner I would also look at the latest Marantz models. Good luck, lloyd


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:17 am 
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If video is not your main focus go with an oppo 105 not a 105d. The d refers to darby visual presence which enhances picture quality, and usually adds to the cost.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:08 am 
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willybilson wrote:
If video is not your main focus go with an oppo 105 not a 105d. The d refers to darby visual presence which enhances picture quality, and usually adds to the cost.

I didn't know there was a regular Oppo 105, will definitely look into it.

-- 28 Jun 2017 16:21 --

Mr.Hi-Fi wrote:
May I ask if you are planning on using the analogue outputs of the new player?

If you are planning on using the digital output into an AVR, they will all sound very similar.

I would be using the usb input port for a computer and the RCA output into a DBX equalizer which then goes into a rogue Cronus Magnum. Without the very good dac of the Oppo or other suggested players I would have an external dac in the equation which I wish to avoid.


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 Post subject: Re: oppo equivalent
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:59 pm 
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Well I pulled the trigger and ordered a yamaha bda 1060 dvd player today from visions electronics. $349 list but I got an extra $20 off by paying cash. I looked everywhere online for a comparison price and was shocked to see it listed for hundreds more at some stores.
Apparently this unit compares favourably with the oppo 103, so after the required 2 week wait to pick it up I will see for myself. I have a feeling the warehouse is in Alberta.
Will keep you guys posted on how it sounds and integrates with my laptop.

Many thanks to everyone for your help especially RalphH who pointed this unit out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:10 pm 
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The Yamaha 1060 is a nice unit. I tried one out recently, the only reason I didn't buy is its inability to play DVD Audio


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