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    What about the 'after' picture then Gaz
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    Some hours now on the power supply and things are improving as components start to bed in.
    Nice.
    Saw Jaws in 75 at the Cinema...
    Star Wars in 77
    Close Encounters in 77
    Superman in 78
    Raiders in 81

    ...I知 doing the same thing with my Son (who痴 24)
    Only now getting the wisdom of my Dad and I知 50 next birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    What about the 'after' picture then Gaz
    Hey Tim, hows life treatin' you?

    Not my pics, but same psu fitted:


    Comparison between stock switcher and linear:


    Oppomod does two linear psu's, I went for the SE version, which has better spec'd components.
    Blurb from his website:

    "The highest audio grade low ESR Nichicon KW series electrolytic capacitors are used.

    Multiple all discrete Schottky barrier diodes are now used throughout. The lower voltage drop of the diodes provides higher switching speed and better system efficiency, while producing less heat, EMI and switching noise.

    Wima film and tantalum capacitors are included for regulator IC buffering and impendence matching. Audio grade AMR 2A gold fuse is included."



    I'll be swapping out the fuse for something better, I'm funny that way...
    Last edited by Gazjam; 11-01-2018 at 13:18.
    Saw Jaws in 75 at the Cinema...
    Star Wars in 77
    Close Encounters in 77
    Superman in 78
    Raiders in 81

    ...I知 doing the same thing with my Son (who痴 24)
    Only now getting the wisdom of my Dad and I知 50 next birthday!

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    ye just cant leave things alone!!!

    That Dunkirk spitfire will no doubt sound rather splendid -and not look too shabby either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Hey Tim, hows life treatin' you?
    Pretty good Gaz, fully retired now which I have to say I'm really enjoying - plenty of time to really indulge my passion. I'd like to read more, but can't stop playing music! How did I ever find the time to go to work?

    I also discovered Nashville last year, my new favourite city. Going again in Sept - music everywhere

    Like what you've done to the Oppo too.
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Got mine from this site here:
    http://www.oppomod.com/

    Read up on the guy in DIYAudio and elsewhere, the seller knows his onions and his products are well thought of.

    I've ordered the Furutech/Mundorf wiring IEC upgrade too, from here:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oppo-BDP-93-95-103D-105D-UDP-203-205-Kit-Furutech-Inlet-R-IEC-Mundorf-Wire-/121304662289?hash=item1c3e524111

    Yes, the power supply is the same one I saw on ebay. What mains cable are you using Gaz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clap View Post
    Yes, the power supply is the same one I saw on ebay. What mains cable are you using Gaz?
    Mains cable wise Tristan its a bit of a funny setup I have.

    All my kits fed from a hardwired balanced mains unit feeding a homebru ‘Hydra’ distribution box.
    From this each box has a seperate cable terminated in an IEC plug powering it.

    The cable Ive used throughout is 4mm solid core french spur cable, thick as yer wrist and just as difficult to bend round corners.
    Marco recommended it as he uses it and picked it up for me at the time.

    The Oppo responds well to mains supply improvements, the silver wired Furutech IEC socket and the new Synergystic Research Blue fuse that are on their way should give similar improvements to fitting the Oppo with a linear supply.
    Never seen picture quality like this in my puff, and it’ll get even better.

    I’ve decided to stop here and not bother with upgrading the clock, maybe look at damping the chassis with deadsheet and get better isolation feet for it, and call the movie watching kit done.
    Maybe that’ll improve disc playback, has done with any CD player Ive did it to.
    Saw Jaws in 75 at the Cinema...
    Star Wars in 77
    Close Encounters in 77
    Superman in 78
    Raiders in 81

    ...I知 doing the same thing with my Son (who痴 24)
    Only now getting the wisdom of my Dad and I知 50 next birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Pretty good Gaz, fully retired now which I have to say I'm really enjoying - plenty of time to really indulge my passion. I'd like to read more, but can't stop playing music! How did I ever find the time to go to work?

    I also discovered Nashville last year, my new favourite city. Going again in Sept - music everywhere

    Like what you've done to the Oppo too.
    Excellent stuff mate, being but a mere slip of a boy I’m way too young to retire....ish.
    Enjoy it all, Nashville sounds a nice place for sure.

    More goodies to come with the Oppo, enjoying the journey.
    Last edited by Gazjam; 12-01-2018 at 09:43.
    Saw Jaws in 75 at the Cinema...
    Star Wars in 77
    Close Encounters in 77
    Superman in 78
    Raiders in 81

    ...I知 doing the same thing with my Son (who痴 24)
    Only now getting the wisdom of my Dad and I知 50 next birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    being but a mere slip of a boy I知 way too young to retire....ish.
    At just 59 I still think I'm a mere slip of a boy . . . in my head anyway!

    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    At just 59 I still think I'm a mere slip of a boy
    You are sonny.

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