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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwin View Post
    Which output board are you thinking of fitting to the Oppo?
    Its made by the same guy who does a linear psu for the 203, Hong Kong based company called OppoMod.
    Power supply really improves things, guys work is top quality.

    This one:
    http://pcaudio.tistory.com/555?category=500476
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    Looks a well made board, it's a such a shame that Oppo have dropped out of the disk spinner market. Their products were/are very popular, it just doesn't make sense. It's a bit Like when Logitech dropped their popular streamers.
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    Its a difficult one isn't it?

    Oppo have said (basically) that once their 4K players were out that was that for them.
    I know the Blu-ray players were a smaller part of their overall business?

    I've done a few worthwhile mods to my player, if it's Oppo's last hurrah I want to get it as good as possible.
    The thought with the i2s board is to get (at least on paper!) a cheaper version of PS Audio's Directstream memory player.
    Don't expect it to near as good but should sound pretty respectable.

    Not really a CD spinner nowadays, but the improvements in bluray audio and as a Roon endpoint over i2s make it worth it to me.



    Quote Originally Posted by Qwin View Post
    Looks a well made board, it's a such a shame that Oppo have dropped out of the disk spinner market. Their products were/are very popular, it just doesn't make sense. It's a bit Like when Logitech dropped their popular streamers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    ive extracted audio from hdmi and it was extremely good. alas the extractor packed up. wasnt cheap either so wont be dealing with neet again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Its made by the same guy who does a linear psu for the 203, Hong Kong based company called OppoMod.
    Power supply really improves things, guys work is top quality.

    This one:
    http://pcaudio.tistory.com/555?category=500476
    '103(D)' should I to read that as supports the 103 and 103D or 103D only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsyzling View Post
    '103(D)' should I to read that as supports the 103 and 103D or 103D only?
    I read it as the 103(D) only, and could make sense given the D has an extra board for the Darbee processing.
    Perhaps this affects the HDMI connectivity somehow?
    Dunno.

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    Thanks I may do that - but I suspect your interpretation is correct.

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    Unfortunately...maybe.
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    Just as I found in my review of the Qutest with a Macbook vs Innuos the Innuos came out top in this Darko review. He compared the Innuos against a number of usual suspects and his conclusions are similar to mine. Yes its expensive, but if you want the best sound from digital audio this is the way to go.


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    those dedicated music servers can sure be expensive though. I've never tried one but am really happy with my cheap Intel NUC with SSD drive (music on external HDD), used solely for music with the excellent Musicbee as player. NUC connects to Qutest via Toslink, I find this much cleaner than USB (even with the various decrapifiers I tried). Folk spend so much cash on fancy USB cables, my optical cable was 2 and better sounding than any USB option I've tried (Supra, AQ, Chord).

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