Oppo UDP-203 & UDP-205 Ultra HD Blu-ray Players Review

RichB

RichB

Audioholic Field Marshall
Ratings
449 6 1
#61
I wonder about the claim that Oppo warranty is unaffected...Oppo agrees it either does no harm or do they agree that there is any (measurable) improvement?
I doubt the improvement, value, and expect that it does create hardware support issues.

- Rich
 
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2channel lover

Audioholic General
Ratings
457
#62
I wonder about the claim that Oppo warranty is unaffected...Oppo agrees it either does no harm or do they agree that there is any (measurable) improvement?
I'm not sure on either count, falls into that buyer beware area.
 
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sterling shoote

Audioholic General
Ratings
248 5 1
#63
Would a modified UDP-205 produce better than this? Show me some measurements.

SPECIFICATIONS
(Stereo Audio Output)Frequency Response: 20Hz – 160kHz (-3dB ˜ +0.05dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 120dBr
THD+N: < 0.00018%
Output Level: (RCA) 2.1±0.2Vrms. (XLR) 4.2±0.4Vrms
Dynamic Range: > 120dB
Crosstalk: > 118dBAnalogue Audio Characteristics**
(Multi-channel Audio Output)Frequency Response: 20Hz – 160kHz (-3dB ˜ +0.05dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 120dBr
THD+N: < 0.00031%
Output Level: 2.1±0.2Vrms
Dynamic Range: > 120dB
Crosstalk: > 118dBHeadphone Audio Characteristics**Frequency Response: 20Hz – 80kHz (-2dB ˜ +0.05dB) into 32ohm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 105dBr into 32ohm
THD+N: < 0.01% into 32ohm and 50mW
Maximum Output Power: 590mW into 32ohm
Dynamic Range: > 115dB into 32ohm
 
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frans callebaut

Enthusiast
#64
Yep.

As it stands, there are plenty of differences between the 203 and 205, but in terms of SQ improvements, they're relatively minor...I wouldn't expect the SQ improvements of the "signature" to be much better than the 205.
 
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frans callebaut

Enthusiast
#65
hello 2channel lover,
what exactly do you mean by SQ improvements ?
best regards,
frans callebaut
 
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sterling shoote

Audioholic General
Ratings
248 5 1
#66
hello 2channel lover,
what exactly do you mean by SQ improvements ?
best regards,
frans callebaut
Sound quality improvements are measurable; yet, the folks which are marketing an improved 205 do not state specifications. Interestingly enough, their advertising contradicts OPPO's advertising, whereby OPPO alludes to making the 205 as great as possible, materials, design, and construction. This means either OPPO was lying, or the marketer of the so called improved product is lying. BTW, I just left eBay where new OPPO 205s are being offered at about $3000.00. I'm wondering if the market will bare that cost?
 
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2channel lover

Audioholic General
Ratings
457
#67
hello 2channel lover,
what exactly do you mean by SQ improvements ?
best regards,
frans callebaut
Exactly?...the online brochures of both units spell that out in detail from the manufacturers perspective, but one notable one is the DAC in the 205.
 

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