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Oppo BDP-95 directly to amp?

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Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you Oppo owners have ever gone directly from the BDP-93 or BDP-95 to your amp, eliminating the receiver or pre-amp from the chain? For someone who only watches Blurays on his/her dedicated ht system, would this work? What would be the downside of doing this?
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I am probably ill-informed, but how would you control the volume? Also, you'd have no room-correction software, no ability to adjust levels in your surrounds, center, or subs (well, the sub prolly has a level control on it...)

What am I missing?

Mike
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Originally Posted by Martycool007 View Post

Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you Oppo owners have ever gone directly from the BDP-93 or BDP-95 to your amp, eliminating the receiver or pre-amp from the chain? For someone who only watches Blurays on his/her dedicated ht system, would this work? What would be the downside of doing this?

Not much of a downside. Just give it a shot. If you don't like the sound or operation, you'll just have to try out a receiver or pre-amp, next.

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Originally Posted by McSpike View Post

I am probably ill-informed, but how would you control the volume? Also, you'd have no room-correction software, no ability to adjust levels in your surrounds, center, or subs (well, the sub prolly has a level control on it...)
What am I missing?
Mike

The BDP-95 has a volume control, and can also adjust the speaker levels. The only "feature" missing is room correction.
post #4 of 5
I am running the Oppo straight into an amp as well, and am happy with the results. But, I am curious to try a pre amp in the mix, is anyone out there running a 2 channel set up with the 95 and a pre- amp? Or has anyone tried it both ways?

Thanks.
post #5 of 5
Hello Gents,

I am currently running a 95 with a Krell Preamp and Krell Power amp via XLR's to a set of B&W CM9s and i must say i am very happy with the sound. (I heard CM9's a long time ago at a store and did not find anything special in the sound and never really considered them. I then sort of just ran into a couple of articles and heard about their EISA award and once trying them with the Krell, I was very impressed.

But now i am also trying to stretch this out to a home theater system without sacrificing on the 2 channel side. I would like a little bit of clarification with the following,

As i am getting a little sick of waiting for the new Emotiva Processor to come out but want to start getting the surround stuff going as the projector is now in the room as well. I also want to connect the Oppo to power amps directly. (Thought of buying a cheap Denon to get by for the next few months till the EMO is out BUT, I realised that the 7.1 channel Denon AVs dont start until a little higher up in the range)

I see that the Oppos volume is at 100%. Does that mean that i have to turn this down every time?? Sorry i haven't checked if it saves the preset after turning it off. Is this just a normal volume control??

Also another thing is I've read a few things in this forum of people stating that the oppo starts to drop bits at higher or lower volumes when connected this way?? not sure which one, and how bad is this??? is it bad for the amps ..distortion? or just a flatter sound?

Are we talking about a noticeable drop? is it something thats going to make my setup sound like a joke? and can the system with the oppo connected this way still deliver good Volume??

Thank you for your time.
Piotr
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