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I've become much more skeptical in recent years of claims of higher-end DACs making such a huge difference in sound quality. This is easier to believe from a technical perspective of DACs that do not use delta-sigma approximation but I've never been in a position to try one.

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From: "Gary A. Galo" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 06:53 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Oppo Digital

>
> The video in the two players is absolutely identical. I haven't heard the 203, but the 205 should be several cuts above in audio quality.
> 
> Gary
> 
> ____________________________
> 
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> 
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> Arnold Schoenberg
> 
> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> Igor Markevitch
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of L. Hunter Kevil
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:49 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Oppo Digital
> 
> I have heard that the 203 is very good, and close to the 205 in audio and identical in video.
> 
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 5:41 PM, Eli Bildirici < [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> > Honestly I'm now trying to figure out how to come up with the cash for 
> > one before they're all gone
> >
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > From: "Gary A. Galo" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 06:05 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Oppo Digital
> >
> > >
> > > Dave,
> > >
> > > I don't know what circles you travel in, but over here Oppo players 
> > > are
> > very popular. Over the years I've reviewed 5 of them for audioXpress, 
> > and owned four. I currently have the UDP-205 in my system. Their 
> > players have had consistently outstanding audio and video quality, and 
> > that's not just my opinion. Stereophile and Absolute Sound have 
> > consistently given them their highest recommendations, as have the 
> > many smaller A/V magazines. So, now you know at least one person who's been an Oppo user for years.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Gary
> > >
> > > ____________________________
> > >
> > > Gary Galo
> > > Audio Engineer Emeritus
> > > The Crane School of Music
> > > SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> > >
> > > "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> > > Arnold Schoenberg
> > >
> > > "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> > > Igor Markevitch
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> > [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dave Cawley
> > > Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 5:40 PM
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Oppo Digital
> > >
> > > From:  Dave Cawley
> > > Timestep Dartmouth
> > > e-mail [log in to unmask]
> > > Web site www.78-rpm.com
> > > Tel:   +44 (0) 1803 833366
> > >
> > >
> > > I believe they had a very small market share.  Marantz made beter
> > SACD/CD players, Panasonic did a better 4K player IMHO.  I don't know 
> > of anyone using Oppo.
> > >
> > > YMMV
> > >
> > > Dave
> > >
>