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Review and Measurements of Oppo UDP-205 UHD Player

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Got the Oppo email that I could get mine and need to decide today (I almost missed the email). Is it still worth it to get a Oppo 205, given the onslaught of good DACs that are reviewed on this forum. I mostly listen to CDs and Chromecast audio. I have a 203 for my CDs/SACDs/BDs. If I get the 205, it will replace the 203. It will be connected to a PS Audio SGCD + Icepower amp (1200AS2) + LS50
 

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The 205 has the same initial dead-zone issue at the start of CDs as all the other Oppo products. It is not their problem but a Mediatek issue. That has bugged me for years but only affects a few CDs. Still, if CDs are your primary source, might want to consider that. Personally I would pass on the 205 but if you can hear the difference with the higher-grade analog outputs go for it. Or if you need the other features (networking, headphone driver, etc.)

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Thx, wonder how much of an audible difference will I get vs my 203. The DAC definitely measures well and it would also give me a streaming option when I decide to go all streaming!
 

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Afaik OPPO never property implemented gapless playback on the Sonica DAC/streamer, see if it's also an issue on the 205, lack of gapless is quite annoying when streaming.
 

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I have several universal discs players, including the Oppo 103 (HDCD) and 205 (4K).
My favorite of all of them is the 205.
Also, I have many type of 5-inch discs...worth over half million.
The 205 @ only $1,300 was a no-brainer for me. For all it does with verve and how well it accommodates my use it was the deal of a lifetime.

I wouldn't hesitate, it's a solid unit all across.
It's going to take some time before something like that happens again in our lifetime.
This is not my opinion, it's my senses...eyes and ears.
It is also my dedication and my passion to music and films, an intimate emotional connection in the arts of music compositions and filmmaking.

I could write seven books about this, but I won't.
 

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Wow. I didnt realize their market value. Thank you again! I definitely dont want to sell this. Might do a charity auction for my 203 if I like the 205.
 

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Don't thank me, thank Amir for all his measurements, for his dedication and passion to audio science. He's like Archimago's Musings ... http://archimago.blogspot.com/
 
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Of course I should thank Amir profusely for the site, and his wisdom ... I read his reviews and also archimago's .... I guess I am not buying another DAC in a while unless someone shows that some funky and/or upsampling DAC is way better in the same price range.
 
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Wow. I didnt realize their market value. Thank you again! I definitely dont want to sell this. Might do a charity auction for my 203 if I like the 205.
Unopened 205's are selling on Ebay at auction for almost $3000. Got mine Tuesday, still haven't opened it, and having bad thoughts, hmm..... :eek::p
 

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Unopened 205's are selling on Ebay at auction for almost $3000. Got mine Tuesday, still haven't opened it, and having bad thoughts, hmm..... :eek::p
Just use the opportunity and sell it. There will be something same or better in the future w/no hyped up markup and better warranty support. Donate some of the profits to ASR for helping you make a quick buck.
 
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Lol, you guys are too funny. Anyways, I opened it up to take a look, couldn't help myself.
Funny thing is, I don't even have a 4K TV, still rocking a 60" plasma and love it, plus the new TVs don't have 3D, which I have about 75 discs that I own.
But I always wanted one of the fancy "audiophile" models from Oppo.
 
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