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^ Simply make sure your AVR is set to Analog "pass through", so it doesn't re-digitize.
See the two Reference links I posted at the top of this thread to posts I made in the 205 Anticipation thread regarding Analog vs Digital audio output and how to set up your AVR for Analog input.Interesting. What features do "pass through" allow in the AVR? I understand I'm still using the DAC in the player.
Then what was your comment about re-digitizing referring to? MY point was that going through a pre-amp, preamp-processor, or AVR does not mean you have to re-digitize the Analog output of the OPPO so long as you are careful in the setup.Sorry, Bob. Should have made it clear I'm not using an AVR with my 105. Don't need one as the Oppo is my only source and works fine with my power amps.
you got yours already ? great stuff ! do we get treated to some pics ? I'm yet to see one of these in the wild. only see the CGI picsI've been running my 205 on repeat all day today and decided to plug in my cans. I had the SACD of Holst's Planets on and it sounded great. Easily drove my HD600s to ample volume and it was very clean sounding.
You said the Analog outs are designed to be connected to a pre-amp. If I used that to make my decision, I would not buy the 205; the 203 would do fine.
Edit: that's just me. I'm sure others are ok using an AVR and re-digitizing, or not...
They appear to allow for stand-alone operation as a pre-amp.
I actually listen to SACDs in 5.1 through my speakers... Yes (on watching UHD), in fact that's the only reason I upgraded to the 205 as I was happy with my 105D. I've got the 205 snugged up in my rack but I can take a few of the front. One thing I'm very happy about is the buttons for play/stop/ff/rwd, etc. They're actually buttons again! I have very poor vision due to an eye disease, so it's nice to have buttons you can 'feel' againyou got yours already ? great stuff ! do we get treated to some pics ? I'm yet to see one of these in the wild. only see the CGI pics
plan to use for uhd as well ? or just as 2ch source sacd and the like ? good to hear enjoying the hd600s off the headphone amp. the hd600 is my favourite sennheisers
If you are using a Windows computer to connect to the USB DAC Input of the UDP-205, you can get the needed driver from the Support page for OPPO's Sonica DAC here:If FedEx delivers on time I should have mine on Wednesday. I plan to use the 'USB DAC' to play music from JRiver MC20. Right now I'm using the USB DAC in on my HA-1 and have the driver for Win10 downloaded from the HA-1 support page.
As of this morning there is no link on the UDP-205 support page for the USB driver. Do any of the Beta's know if its the same driver as the HA-1 or the Sonica DAC ?
I emailed Oppo about this but some of the people who have received their 205's may want to try this out before Oppo puts the driver download on the 205 support page.
But then you loose the wonderful new DACS from OPPO!.......Just to be clear here. The Analog outs of the 205 are designed to be connected to the inputs of a pre-amp. OPPO is not suggesting folks should use it directly connected to a power amp. But just as with the 105 and 105D I suspect some will.
My new AVR Anthem AVM-60 doesn't have analog audio input so the 205 is overkill for meSee the two Reference links I posted at the top of this thread to posts I made in the 205 Anticipation thread regarding Analog vs Digital audio output and how to set up your AVR for Analog input.
If you want to hear the unmodified quality of the XLR outs of the OPPO 205 you should configure your Marantz to "pass through" the Analog input -- with no re-digitizing and no use of the DACS in the Marantz.I will be connecting to my preamp with xlr cables using the Oppos dacs and then comparing that to the hdmi connection to see the difference in sound, my prepro is a Marantz AV8802A.
Has anyone else done this? I know Oppo uses SABRE PRO DACs and the Marantz uses AK4490 32-bit DACs, my assumption is there will be a difference, but how much and what kind? Also Marantz AV8802a has xlr in, that will use Marantzs' dacs.