OPPOBDP-105usedOPPO BDP-105 SACD/CD Player with Linear Power Supply MOD. ***WOW***This is a beautiful Oppo 105 in good condition with several mods including a new linear power supply that really transforms the Oppo. (With these mods, this Oppo 105 will sound better than the 205 ...1799.00

OPPO BDP-105 SACD/CD Player with Linear Power Supply MOD. ***WOW*** [Expired]


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This is a beautiful Oppo 105 in good condition with several mods including a new linear power supply that really transforms the Oppo. (With these mods, this Oppo 105 will sound better than the 205 which is going for a lot of $$$ these days). The big improvement you get in sound quality with the ultra expensive digital players is often mostly in the well designed power supply. The Oppo 105 has great sound and video capability but it's chief weakness in stock form is the power supply. When powered by a proper high end linear power supply, the player really opens up and becomes more dynamic. In short, it sounds like an ultra high end player, which it now is. The stock Oppo 105 sounds tubby and sluggish compared to this modified unit. Besides a complete removal of the stock power supply, and an installation of a new low noise Linear power supply, this unit also has a bypass of the 220v selector to give a direct power feed. A new Hifi Tuning audiophile fuse is installed. Additional chassis damping has been applied (the kind that is used in car panels that reduces vibrations and noise). All video and audio qualities are improved and refined. True high end on a budget. It includes remote, original packing and streaming stick. It sounds amazing. (this unit can be used to drive an amplifier directly through XLR or RCA output with volume control on the remote.) I am also an authorized dealer for PS Audio, Oracle, Resonessence, COS Engineering Verastarr, Magnus, and Canary Audio. Paypal or CC adds 2.9%. Trades considered. Midwest Audio From Dagogo Admittedly, I’m a little late to the game when it comes to reviewing the Oppo BDP-105D. It is Oppo ‘s flagship Blu-ray player or maybe it would be more accurately be described as a digital media player. According to Oppo, “The Oppo BDP-105 is designed from the ground up with components optimized for enhanced analog audio performance. The Oppo BDP-105 features an all-new analog audio stage powered by two ESS Sabre32 Reference Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC), balanced (XLR) & unbalanced (RCA) dedicated stereo outputs, a Toroidal linear power supply, and asynchronous USB DAC input. These high-grade components are housed in a rigidly constructed metal chassis and work together to deliver exceptionally detailed and accurate sound quality along with reference quality video.” Believe it or not, the Oppo-105D actually has a lot more features than that, but equally important to me is that it works great as a straightforward disc player. The reason I’m a little late to the party is that I just never took this product all that seriously; shame on me. Then, back in March, I was over at Constantine’s place, and he was playing his Esoteric K-03 SACD/CD player and 32-bit USB DAC, using the Esoteric G-01 rubidium clock. Then, just for the heck of it, he said, let’s listen to a couple of SACDs on the Oppo. To say I was shocked is an understatement. It was literally a jaw dropping experience. I owned one of the early Oppo players, and while it sounded very, very good for the money, nothing about its build quality, packing or even its sound said “high-end.” Well, that’s changed, almost everything about the 105D says high-end in an understated way. It is a world-class product, from the casework to the thoughtful packaging. If I hadn’t known the price, I would have thought I was unpacking a five-figured priced player. This Oppo feels like something very expensive as you unpack it and hold it in your hands. Thankfully, the Oppo BDP-105D has a very thorough and easy-to-understand owner’s manual that guides you through all of the setup procedures. The remote is good enough, but I ended putting mine back in the box. I loaded the free, downloadable app for Android or iOS users on my iPhone. I found this much easier and more convenient than the remote. The menus are easy to read, and the app separates functionality into three screens that you just stroll through, and with my iPhone the unit responded quicker to the app than it did to the remote. This turned out to have one downside, when a firmware update comes along it updates on the app and won’t work until you update the firmware on your unit. So, I guess you need to keep the remote out for firmware updates. Oppo Digital is a very interesting company; it is an independently operated division of Oppo. Founded in 2004, it is based in Mountain View, California and quickly became known in the audio industry for the sound of their universal DVD and Blu-ray disc players. Almost from the start, their players were highly respected as being so close in sound to the very best digital that often in audio shows they would be the source in very expensive systems. Just looking at all those specifications, and I only shared the audio ones, is enough to show why I don’t like using modern digital devices. At least when I looked at the back panel, I actually thought I could hook everything up. Still, this explains one of the reasons I really like units like my little 47 Laboratory Midnight Blue player, or one of the Audio Note digital devices. Because you just drop in a disc and play music. Oh, it doesn’t hurt that they sound great. Well, the good news is you can do this with the Oppo if all you want to do is use it as a player. Even better, you can drop in almost any kind of disc including SACDs and it just plays them. One of the best things I can say about setting up the Oppo BDP-105D is that you have to work hard to mess things up. If you’re a music lover who has music on lots of different files, this is the player for you. It uses a 24-bit/192-kHz DAC that lets you play all the digital downloads in your music collection. It is even capable of playing DSD files from any optical or USB storage device. It also did an excellent job of streaming TIDAL’s high-rez files. What else do you get in the heavy black or silver box? In my video/digital system, I was able to plug my DirecTV box into it, as well as using an Ethernet cable to hook it up to my network. So the only other thing I needed in the system was a power amp. By the way, I should mention that I not only used the Oppo BDP-105D in both my video/digital system and my reference system, but I expect I’m going to buy two of these. I want a black one for my video/digital system and a silver one for my reference system. In My Digital/Video System I started the Oppo BDP-105D in my video system for break-in and to see what the picture would look like. My system consists of a 65-inch Sony XBR 4K TV, an Electrocompaniet PI 2D Prelude Integrated Amplifier, DirectTV HiDef DVR. The Electrocompaniet is driving a pair of Audience ClairAudient 1+1 V2+ Loudspeakers and TBI Audio Systems Magellan VIP su Active Subwoofers. The speaker cables in this system are Audience for speaker cables and digital. The interconnects are Teresonic Clarison cables. I used the Oppo with the stock power cord. I started only using the Oppo as a movie player. I was shocked by how much better the picture was than my Marantz player. Even more surprising to me was how much better it sounded than the Marantz which was serving as a transport for the excellent DAC in the Electrocompaniet PI 2D. I would eventually use the Oppo as the media player for the DVR and for all the music and videos available on our house server. It sounded best using the Electrocompaniet just as an integrated amp. I also used it both with the wonderful Audience ClairAudient 1+1 V2+ speakers and the new Fritz Carrera BE. The biggest compliment I can give the Oppo BDP-105D is that it is the only digital player I have had in the digital/video system that I have been able to sit and listen to for a long periods of time without deciding to go downstairs and listening to the reference system. Until now, I have mainly used this system for TV, movies and background music when I’m cooking. This has not been the case with the Oppo BDP-105D in the system. This video system is not setup for listening from a sweet spot, but for group enjoyment. Thus, I’m not going to get into talking about audiophile sound in this part of the review. I simply want to say that this system has never sounded this good and I have always had high regard for the DAC in the Electrocompaniet, which is what the server, the Marantz Blu-ray player and the DirecTV box were playing through. The sound has less of a digital edge, is fuller, has more tonal color and more detail. It is especially better than the Electrocompaniet when it comes to air and spatial information. In this system, I felt the bass was powerful with nice air and decay. Voices, both mail, and female sounded really natural with great air and space around them. This was true of solo voices, small ensembles or even choral works. I think it is safe to say this is the best this video system has ever sounded, and I know it’s the best picture I have seen, except for the few 4K videos I have. What a great media player for a fair price. It fits perfectly into a system designed to play for a group of people whether we are watching movies, sports or listening to music. What more can you ask for? Well, let’s see how it does in the reference system. In My Reference System I want to state from the start that I have not found my Teresonic speakers very friendly to Redbook CD. Mike Zivkovic, the president of Teresonic, disagrees with me on this point and often uses digital sources at shows. My reference system consists of Teresonic Ingenium XR-Silver speakers driven by the Pass Labs XA30.8 pure class-A stereo amp. The linestage duties are carried out by an Emia Remote Autoformer. All the cabling is High Fidelity CT-1 Ultimate Reference. So, there are some significant upgrades going on. I plugged a $13,500 High Fidelity power cable into the Oppo, feeding from a $9,000 HB Cable Design PowerSlave Marble power distributor. The interconnect between the Oppo and the Emia was a pair of $13,000 High Fidelity CT-1UR. By the time I put it in this system, the Oppo BDP-105D had over 500 hours on it, so I had seen no need for any break-in time. I started by listening to some SACDs and DSD downloads, and I was impressed. This was the best sound I had heard from digital in the reference system. It was big, bold, full of tonal colors, and not the least bit bright or stringent sounding. The soundstage was wide and deep with lots of superb spatial information with lots of natural sounding air. The initial attack of instruments, especially string instruments, was quick and decisive. The decay had just enough air to sound natural and full. Woodwinds had the kind of air around and within them that sounded very natural as well. The first SACD I listened to was Hilary Hahn’s Bach – Concertos with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. I so wish more of her LPs were on vinyl. This SACD has been one of my favorites for some time. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra sounds very good on this recording, but the real star here is Hilary and her beautiful sounding violin. There are many ways to play and interpret Bach, but I find hers very captivating. It’s sweet, beautiful and just a touch playful like when I had the privilege of hearing her live. The violin through the Oppo BDP-105D has a wonderfully full and sweet sound. The next SACD I played was Seiji Ozawa conducting Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. The first four cuts on this SACD are Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta. I have listened to this many times on multiple SACD players, CD players and vinyl. I was pleasantly surprised; this was the best I had ever heard this performance on a digital source, and it was very close to a good vinyl source. The dynamics, the micro-dynamics, the power of the bass and the vastness of the soundstage was very impressive for any source at any price. I shifted to jazz and played Ella and Louis; the special edition Verve is a beautiful Japanese SACD. Again, on this recording, the voices were right there. The sound was immediate, and I could hear all the air around their voices. Both Ella and Louis have their own space even though it is a mono recording, and they are recorded very close to each other. The only way I have heard this recording sound better was on the 45rpm vinyl version. I wish I could be as positive about the Redbook CD but I can’t. They still sounded digital in that they were a little hard and strident-sounding compared to SACD, DSD file or LP. This wasn’t the case in the upstairs system, especially with the Fritz Carrera BE speakers in the system. So, I don’t want to be too hard on the Oppo BDP-105D in this regard since I began by saying my reference system with the Teresonic Ingenium speakers is not very friendly to Redbook CD. I have to be honest though, when listening to Redbook CDs in the reference system I preferred the denser sound of my 47 Lab Midnight Blue CD player; but in the upstairs system, I preferred the Oppo over the 47 Lab even with CDs. SACDs on the 105D were in a whole different league, as I said: The best digital sound I have heard in either system for any amount of money. Conclusion There are a lot of different things to say and ways to look at the Oppo BDP-105D. The Oppo user’s manual is the best I’ve seen, and let’s be honest, with a piece of gear that can do so many different things that is very important. When it comes to setting up this kind of gear I feel like a novice, but their manual made the whole experience easy enough for a novice like me. If there is something you can’t figure out from the operating manual, you can simply pick up the phone and call, and you get a real human who will immediately hook you up with a technical person who can walk you through any issue. Then, there are all the ways you can use an Oppo. I purchased one in black for my upstairs system. I hooked everything into it and then ran the outputs to the Electrocompaniet integrated amp. TV pictures, especially 1080i, and Blu-rays look much better than I have experienced before. The sound from the many stored files, especially hi-def files and even more so DSD sounded incredible in that system. I did prefer setting the volume on the Oppo all the way up and using the volume on the Electrocompaniet, which was a little better. The Oppo isn’t just for a home theater or secondary system. If you have a good library of SACDs or DSD files, then this unit brings you a long way toward a state-of-the-art player for any system at any price. In fact, I believe that in most high-end audio systems, the Oppo BDP-105D will be one of the best digital sources you will find.