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Hello, I'm new to AVS and this Oppo forum. For what it's worth, I've had the BDP-105D for almost a year. I use it primarily for stereo audio, so I went with Kimber Kable Hero XLRs directly into my Parasound Halo P3 preamp, which in turn is connected with another set of Hero XLRs to a Parasound Halo A23 power amp. After what seemed like a brief break-in period, I've been astonished by the sound (better than my BDP-95, which I moved to a second system in another room).


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Have you tried hooking up your Kimber Hero XLR's from the OPPO..... STRAIGHT to your Parasound Halo A23.........leaving the Parasound Halo P3 OUT of the chain??


Don't forget to set volume on the OPPO to "variable" and dial it down before you start.


If the cables aren't long enough just join them together!!!


Have a listen............. and be prepared for quite a surprise!!!


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Hello Folks,

I am burning in my new BDP-105D (does not sound as good as my Linn Unidisk SC, which has a more even, smooth balance, a bit richer, not as bright/edgy in the upper midrange/lower treble and somewhat better deep bass...however the Linn is a well broken in $6K unit with an upgraded Dynamik power supply) and am hoping that the sound will improve. I have about 100 hours on the Oppo at the moment and it has improved during the first 100 hours.

I only use the 2-channel stereo outputs for music listening and HDMI 1 to my Pioneer Elite Plasma for DVD and Blu-ray. Movie sound is either directly from the Oppo 2-channel stereo outputs, or from the Pioneer fed by the Oppo HDMI 1. My preamplifier is a McIntosh C2200 and my system is 2 channel only (mono-block tube amplifiers).

A couple of questions:

1. Is there an advantage to setting SACD to DSD rather than PCM? Does this avoid extra signal processing?

2. In order to ensure SACD DSD, is it necessary to turn off HDMI audio? If yes, this will mean turning it back on to watch DVDs and BDs?

Thanks for any help
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Hello Folks,

A couple of questions:

1. Is there an advantage to setting SACD to DSD rather than PCM? Does this avoid extra signal processing?

2. In order to ensure SACD DSD, is it necessary to turn off HDMI audio? If yes, this will mean turning it back on to watch DVDs and BDs?

Thanks for any help
If there's no plan on your part to utilize the Oppo's speaker configuration menu settings, down-mixing, or crossover while playing SACD's or DSD files, then setting SACD Output to DSD would be the better choice. SACD Output to DSD bypasses all the above Oppo features I mentioned above, and its DACs will convert DSD audio direct to analog output. Setting SACD Output to PCM will convert DSD audio to an interim LPCM, 88.2 kHz, 24 bit stream before converting to analog.

It is "not" necessary to turn off HDMI audio while SACD output is set at DSD. The 105D will mute one or both of its hdmi outputs if the receiving audio sources attached to those interfaces can't decode DSD audio streams.

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Thanks DanF8500...glad to hear it is not necessary to turn off HDMI audio. I'll update on the sonic changes as the unit burns in.
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I plan on getting the oppo 105d and was hoping one could steer me into the right way of upgrading it. I see there are a couple of upgrading websites, which one should I choose. Im new to this. Also, will this improve sound quality. thanks
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