More feedback from happy customers about the UDP-205 Tube Modification!
There are still units out there and Oppo is promising one more production run! We will continue to modify the Oppo 105/105D and 205's as long as units are available!
I've always been in the CD's can never sound as good as LP's camp. There's just something about that analogue sound. I've been playing my kit extra hard the past few days and have come to a new conclusion.
I moved my new ModWright Oppo 205 to the serious kit, and my conclusions are disturbing. Just as a reminder, Thorens Prestige TT with a Koetsu Urushi Vermilion cartridge, Audible Illusions Modulus 3A valve preamp with a John Curl phono stage vs the ModWright and the same preamp. Same monoblocks, same speakers, same everything but the source. Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm no longer sure which source is better. The sound is marginally different, but the quality between the two is nonexistent.
The valve output stage is phenomenal! I am literally stunned at how good CD's can sound. My previous CD player was either an Oppo Digital 105D or an Arcam DV-137. The Arcam is no where close to the new Oppo, the 105 Oppo sounds good, but the ModWright Oppo is clearly better. Not just a little better, but huge steps forward better. The placement of instruments and vocals is more defined, the entire frequency range sounds more accurate and realistic, dynamics have improved, the music sounds like someone has drawn back the curtain. Listening to Tears For Fears as I type, and this (and every CD so far) is just more musical. I'm seriously impressed. The ModWright modified Oppo Digital 205 may be the best CD and universal disc player I've ever heard. Certainly competes with my turntable, which has me equally sad and happy.
R. Gruber – 4.20.18
i just wanted to thank you one more time for the amazing work you do, the sound quality you brought to my home is just unparalleled...!
the 205 is now broken-in and i've rolled in some NOS amperex tubes, swapped the rectifier for the philips you recommend and all i can do now is grin when i listen, and keep turning the volume up. breathtaking, rich, fluid presentation, amazing soundstage and the midrange is just to die for. love every minute of listening...
thank you so very, very much...!"
D. Vican – 4.24.18