Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!

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dminches

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #80 on: 6 Jul 2017, 11:56 am »
There are so many good sounding tubes of the 6922 variety.   I probably have 10-15 different pairs.  Unfortunately I don't have any equipment which uses them.

I wish my Marantz SA8005 used this tube.

oem-wheels

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Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #81 on: 15 Sep 2017, 04:25 am »
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modwright

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #82 on: 15 Sep 2017, 10:23 pm »
The Marantz uses the 5687 because of the different sound of the player and voicing.  The UDP-205 mod was designed after the Marantz and I used the 6922/7308 because it just WORKS with the SABRE DAC chip.

Thanks,

Dan

rbbert

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #83 on: 13 Nov 2017, 02:56 pm »
http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-203/UDP203-firmware-54-1108B.aspx

For those who haven't yet heard, the 205 is getting free MQA compatability.  Be aware, though, that unlike other beta firmware updates, this one is not reversible to previous firmware.

I have definitely been lukewarm about MQA, but I have to admit getting MQA compatibility with my existing hardware, for no added cost, is kinda cool.  I may even resubscribe to TIDAL just to see if "full unfolding" is noticeably better than the "partial unfold" I had previously (which was not impressive enough for me continue my TIDAL subscription)

modwright

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #84 on: 13 Nov 2017, 04:24 pm »
Is it for the 203 or 205 or both?  The link indicates 203?

If they are adding MQA and also just added Roon, then the Oppo 205 and Sonica will now TRULY do it all!

This series, with our newly designed mods, is the best I have heard to date!

Dan

mav52

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #85 on: 13 Nov 2017, 05:29 pm »
Is it for the 203 or 205 or both?  The link indicates 203?

If they are adding MQA and also just added Roon, then the Oppo 205 and Sonica will now TRULY do it all!

This series, with our newly designed mods, is the best I have heard to date!

Dan


Beta Firmware :  https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-203/UDP203-firmware-54-1108B.aspx               it appears the MQA is for the 205 only. 

modwright

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #86 on: 13 Nov 2017, 06:55 pm »
Makes sense, the 205 IS the Audio player.

Dan

JackD

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Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #87 on: 16 Nov 2017, 02:26 am »
Dan

Did you see any technical reason in the parts choices in the Sonica as opposed to the 205 why the MQA firmware could not be applied to the Sonica?  They implied in response to someone on another forum with the question that the "decoder" could be an issue.  I was under the impression the DAC sections were basically identical. 

rbbert

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #88 on: 16 Nov 2017, 04:57 am »
Apparently it’s the MediaTek chip set doing the decoding; I don’t know if the Sonica has that chip set (which is multi-channel, although not used that way for MQA)