So BDA-3 arrived today so reconfigured everything.
No Moose for me its pre serial 1085 but hey 4.5 years of security with warranty. Started with 2018_05d didn't figure out connectivity so upgraded to 2020_06C_OldMB to see if HDMI could work.
The OPPO BDP-83se does work for DSD over HDMI audio. Took me some jigging to get audio output working.
Wound up hooking BDA HDMI out to different input on tv. HTR and 4k transport need to keep working.
With both Oppo and HDDVD player connected to BDA on HDMI 1 & 2 the old HDDVD's sound better through BDA this player still just 2 channels over HDMI.
The quirks prior to doing the 06C update SACD/OPPO locked on as soon as disc loaded, dsd 1x (pink led). At the time I did not have audio selected properly on input settings of HTR. So can't comment on pops thuds.
After doing the update I could not get get SACD to lock on no matter what no video either (cycling audio with remote button) red led. So shutdown OPPO with it's power button a thudding sound. At moderate listening levels not enough to damage but if turned loudly...Turned back on, still no sound or video. So powered down OPPO using power cable. Plugged back in now signal locked as soon as disk loaded (automatically setting 2ch and DSD). Now the DSD 1x light is blue. So pushed to different input (USB) sound played switched back to HDMI red light again no video. Just pulled power cable and on boot up locked DSD 1x again blue. So I changed HDMI CEC in OPPO from Limited to Off. No more problems with locking on or popping. The thump still occurs when shutting off.
Now was this update supposed to fix hdmi pops or cause it? Could it have created a handshake problem?
Blue Leds are same as green? Amber is Pink? Red is red? As to how LEDS are referenced in manual mine seem to be a non standard color. Is there a way I can check what leds are set to or reset to defaults?
Really wouldn't want to go back to previous firmware its great being able to toggle inputs from webpage on my iPad, monitor bitrate or DSD level pretty far from BDA at listening position.
Ah the sound, my RME ADI-2 is great bang for the buck the sound really approached my turntable.
Now with the BDA bass is clearer more authoritative, sound more detailed, balanced, still as enveloping maybe a bit more centered. As I have read others say, rips of older CD's no longer have a sharpness or edge to them smoother. Be interesting when I do some comparison to LP's now.
I had just ripped Level 42 - World Machine, wife and I listened to a few tracks shortly before BDA arrived. An hour or two later she came in from gardening happened to be listening to it again to compare. She says that does sound better more refined, wow the bass seems different deeper. HEHE worth it right there.
Back to the music I'll never finish Game of Thrones at this rate.
Something else I noticed is Tidal unfolding is occurring with Tidal in Roon, I do own HQ Player the RME did not do it. I am checking this with 96k being reported bit-rate on the inputs tab for BDA webpage. The display on RME did not ever report 96k.