Also, Headphone use is another reason to consider the 105. - Rich
Thank Rich. Perfect, this helps. I use an Integra DHC-40.1 pre-pro with no 5.1/7.1 analog inputs, just HDMI for home theater with Audessy. It helps with my poor room acoustics for watching movies and playing concert BluRays and DVDs as my first interest. For this scenario, I use two B&K amps for my home theater 5.1 setup using HDMI. Now for limited two channel listing, I also have a 3rd dedicated B&K amp with XLR inputs for testing out different speaker builds I play with periodically. If the Oppo BDP-105 is that good for two channel audio analog out, I'm thinking I could run it directly to my 3rd B&K amplifier but not sure if it will sound too harsh without going through some sort of line stage preamp first. For HDMi only, I think the 103 would work great for me. But, IF I could use the 105 as one player for home theater and separate audio listening, I might consider the extra expense as long as there is no degradation in sound quality using it for multiple functions all hooked up at the same time. The 105 could potentially allow me to get rid of my older hi-fi audio CD players, DVD audio player, and low grade Blu Ray player; or that's the idea. Oppo says people buy the 105 just for two channel audio listening a well, which peaked my interest in the 105 some.
I'm wondering if anyone here has tested sound quality of the dedicated analog XLR or RCA out function of the BDP-105 directly into a separate amplifier while running HDMI out for home theater - flipping back and forth for different uses? Any degradation or noise and hum bleedover in 5.1 use or 2 channel audio sound quality having all of this stuff hooked up to the BDP-105 at the same time?
Edited by decooney - 1/1/13 at 11:38am