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

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modwright

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #40 on: 2 Feb 2017, 03:52 pm »
It will be the best I can make it, just like I did the Marantz  :icon_lol:

hicr49

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Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #41 on: 8 Feb 2017, 08:22 pm »
Thanks Dan, I will be interested in a mod 205 as well.  :D

modwright

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #42 on: 8 Feb 2017, 08:50 pm »
Thank you.  I am working on the Sonica DAC right now and I expect that the design will transfer nicely over the the 205 as I expect the analog stages to be very similar.

Dan

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modwright

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #44 on: 17 Apr 2017, 03:11 am »
Excellent, reading that confirms to me that they put the same digital and analog audio 'engine' in the Sonica DAC.  I have the mod for that complete, so as soon as the UDP-205 is available, it is just a matter of adapting the mechanical layout to accommodate the 205.

Good to know that they are FINALLY about the release the 205!

I can tell you based on my results with the Sonica DAC, that the UDP-205 is going to be GREAT with our mods!

Dan

mjalazard

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Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #45 on: 18 Apr 2017, 02:38 pm »
Looking forward to news about the modification.
Good Luck at Axpona.
Mike

SoCalWJS

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #46 on: 19 Apr 2017, 04:13 pm »
Getting much closer to reality. Manual now available.

http://download.oppodigital.com/UDP20X/UDP-205_User_Manual_English_V1.0.0.pdf

MSRP for the Oppo:$1299.

More photos available. Including internals.

http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/

modwright

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #47 on: 19 Apr 2017, 06:16 pm »
The UDP-205 is on its way to our door now...at long last! More to come!



This is going to be GOOD!!!!

SoCalWJS

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #48 on: 19 Apr 2017, 07:24 pm »
Dan,
I am on the list for the mod to this unit and am in the process of ordering it.
Do I have it shipped directly to you?

SoCalWJS

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #49 on: 19 Apr 2017, 07:37 pm »
Dan,
I am on the list for the mod to this unit and am in the process of ordering it.
Do I have it shipped directly to you?
NVM.
Got info via email.

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soundofrockets

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Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #50 on: 19 Apr 2017, 07:41 pm »
congrats on your new purchase John - when do you get the modified unit back ?  the gang is ready for audition !!!!!!

SoCalWJS

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« Reply #51 on: 19 Apr 2017, 07:56 pm »
congrats on your new purchase John - when do you get the modified unit back ?  the gang is ready for audition !!!!!!
Thanks Sunil.

No clue on how long it will take. I assume many weeks. Been waiting for Oppo to release this for many, many months, so I am not in a huge hurry. I am practicing my patience.....

Have to figure out another GTG at some point. My HT/2 channel system is kind of "Shoe-horned" into a room and acoustics are a nightmare. I have it so the sound is pretty good at my seat, but everywhere else sounds pretty bad.

soundofrockets

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Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #52 on: 19 Apr 2017, 08:20 pm »
we just a reason to visit central coast !! the acoustics don't matter !!!!!!!!! 

SoCalWJS

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #53 on: 20 Apr 2017, 10:16 pm »
I just received a notification of shipment with an arrival date of Saturday!!!!! Kind of surprised. (hopefully a Saturday is not an issue  :dunno:

Most certainly earlier than anticipated.....

rbbert

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« Reply #54 on: 20 Apr 2017, 11:11 pm »
I just received a notification of shipment with an arrival date of Saturday!!!!! Kind of surprised. (hopefully a Saturday is not an issue  :dunno:

Most certainly earlier than anticipated.....
Maybe you should have had it shipped to you so you could have checked it out for awhile?  Dan won't even start the design until next week after he gets back from Axpona, then he has to mod his own unit, test it, etc before he starts on anybody else's.  Did you get the email from Kristen?

SoCalWJS

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« Reply #55 on: 21 Apr 2017, 12:07 am »
Maybe you should have had it shipped to you so you could have checked it out for awhile?  Dan won't even start the design until next week after he gets back from Axpona, then he has to mod his own unit, test it, etc before he starts on anybody else's.  Did you get the email from Kristen?
I have learned patience at this point. I'm always afraid that extra rounds of shipping and packing/unpacking is more likely to lead to issues.

I know Dan has a busy schedule between regular work, Shows, and design. I am more than happy to wait. If I am correct, this will be a player that may well be my last (barring unforeseen future technologies).

soundofrockets

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Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #56 on: 24 May 2017, 05:59 am »
John, did you get your modded 205?  If yes, thoughts? Opinions?

SoCalWJS

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« Reply #57 on: 24 May 2017, 02:09 pm »
John, did you get your modded 205?  If yes, thoughts? Opinions?
Not yet. Expected delivery is tomorrow "by end of day". I hope to have it hooked up Thursday evening and start listening Friday.

I keep telling myself "Patience young Weed Whacker" using the Voice of Master Po.

My fear in attempting to describe the sound improvement is that I only have an unmodified Oppo 95 for comparison. I'm fairly confident the sound will be easily better, but that may not be saying too much. I know what I always think of as the shortcomings of my "Frankenstein" Speaker setup as well as room limitations. I'm hoping that those issues will no longer be as problematic and everything more enjoyable, especially the more poorly recorded discs. Well recorded discs sound pretty good already and I will focus on those to see what the changes are. I'll run through my usual pieces first, then go from the there. I'll come back to those "Reference" pieces after the player has had some break-in time. Not sure how soon I want to put the 5R4GYS into the PS. The impatient part of me says to put it in right away and then I can switch back to the supplied tube later for comparison.  :green:

SoCalWJS

Re: Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!
« Reply #58 on: 25 May 2017, 11:51 pm »
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SoCalWJS

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« Reply #59 on: 26 May 2017, 12:35 am »




(Blasted flash photography - no beautiful soft glow from the tubes)

Let the listening begin.....