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Asghar,If you diy, there are lots of options...If not, then find a great AVP like Emotiva’s XMC-1, or JBL Pro Synthesis SDP-45.Then a 7 channel amp like Nord One Hypex Multichannel or NAD M27, etc...Best,Anand.
Asghar,https://emotiva.com/collections/amps/products/a-700Why am I not surprised! In any case Emotiva’s forte is really in AV Processor design not amplifier design. Their amps are “ok” but murky with far less fidelity, detail, etc...than the newer Hypex NCore, B&O IceEdge, etc...offerings. The measurements reveal the differences well. If you are curious, email Emotiva, they have measurements of their equipment done on an AP (Audio Precision). If you really want to harness the level of detail, imaging, etc...from an Oppo 205 from it’s analog output stage, you’re going to have to look at the aforementioned offerings or high end Pass, Bryston, Classe, Coda, etc...this gets expensive with heavy Class A/AB biasing though. I’m sure there are other competent amplifier companies. Don’t forget to upgrade the PS and clocks on the Oppo 205. Makes a good to great improvement.I have an Oppo 203 which I am only using the HDMI out. I upgraded both clocks, installed a new linear PS and a new aluminum anodized stabilizer for the transport. The HDMI output connects directly to the AVP and digital to analog conversion occurs there. I don’t use my Oppo 203 for 2ch anything. That’s a separate system.Enjoy the adventure.Best,Anand.PS: I have a Marantz SR5005. It’s decent for the money.PPS: Do you have sn AVP or are you going direct from the Oppo 205’s Analog 7.1 outputs?
Right now I am going direct from Oppo 7.1 to the Emotiva A-700( Kef LS 50 for fronts & Kef CC R200) and the XLR are going into the the PS Audio Directstream SR DAC connected to Odyssey Kismet which are connected to the Daedalus Poseidon that purchased from Lou this Feb,2018Also own a pair of custom made QuickSilver Audio 60 watt tube mono amps with Don Sach's DS-2I have looked at Clone PS for 205 , is it worth sonically to use that ? which PS would you recommend ? would not know how to upgrade the clocks ? I thought 205 has a jitter free circuit ?Thanks Asghar
I use combination of Odyssey Kismets for the fronts and Parasound Halo A51 for the surrounds when watching movies.for stereo I use the Rogue Apollo's with Dark Upgrades.
Thanks for the link!That topping DX7 is awesome! Lowest priced dac I've seen with those results. The Oppo 205 is no slouch for sure. The measurements are glorious and therefore it should give one reason to pause about implementing any modification, although the measurements shown are using the USB input and balanced outputs. Asghar, if that is what your primary method of 2ch listening is then it makes no sense to modify the Oppo. The unit has absolutely flat THD with frequency! That's awesome.If you are concerned with the unbalanced analog outputs, well, we don't know how the stock unit measures (but Amir is going to test it in the future ). The Oppo 203 I imagine from the analog outputs won't measure as well. Hence I just use the HDMI output.I have an Oppo 205 coming my way...I wonder if Amir has measured the PS Audio DirecStream w/RedCloud yet? Best,Anand.
Enjoy!Glad you found a unit you can live with!Best,Anand.
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