Oppo Bluray Player

This Oppo 205 player is one heck of player. Just plays anything I throw at it.

I use it for bluray disk movies, playback bluray through USB , tone mapping, crowsons actuator , music CD, 2 channel stereo and recently just found out I could use mConnect through UPnP for tidal playback

Simple steps

  1. Download the mConnect Lite( free version) from AppStore. There is also a paid version . I downloaded lite version to test

  2. Turn on network discovery on the Oppo

  1. Go in to the app

  2. You will see your Oppo player (under playto)

  1. Log in to tidal on mConnect and Cast it to your Oppo and hit play. You can now control tidal from your mobile

  2. It allows for bass management, so you can also use 2.1 for subwoofers with music

DOWNSIDE…

  1. This approach though convenient, doesn’t yield the best audio quality

  2. Connecting through the Oppo USB ports, are far superior, but that option lacks bass management. Meaning you can’t play music with subwoofers, only full range . Those who have demoed the set up recently, understood the difference of using subwoofers with music

  3. The next alternative then, is to use hdmi input through a laptop to the Oppo 205.This seem to be the best option for me now, as this approach allows for bass management 2.1 with music on tidal master. The quality of music is far superior to the mConnect casting approach above in every department, be it bass or clarity, it sounded way better using hdmi. Though i must stress it also depends on the laptop if it’s clean and not as noisy

Here is something new I have discovered, thanks to another member who shared his experience with me recently after the demo

In our connection to the Oppo 205, there are options for wired Ethernet or wireless.

If you are using the Oppo 205 for music through the Sabre dacs vide its USB ports through a hard disk, you might want to consider switching to a wireless connection

From what I have discovered, wireless sounds nicer, way way nicer. When you connect a wired Ethernet cable, there will be phase noise being introduced to the signal.

Turning off wireless all together doesn’t make any difference. Perhaps the equipment is able to filter out radio waves

Another video from hans, that explains that

I didn’t really believe it will make that much of a difference, until I tried it. Hear it for yourself, it’s a 5 mins process. Unplug the Ethernet and go wireless, listen. Plug in the Ethernet and compare. If you don’t hear any difference whatsoever, stick to whichever method works best for u. Personally I found that the wireless option brought about a very nice improvement to the sound quality when listening to music in stereo

The only reason I need the Oppo connected to the network is to access the music library through the Oppo app. Doing it this way, eliminates the need to turn on the projector when listening to music. I like listening to music in a dark environment with video turned off

U can download the Oppo app from the App Store

Next to set these as follows:

Try around… see if u find any benefits :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. These minor tweaks helps

Above all, relax and enjoy the music .

Here is an interesting video from AMIR, founder of ASR. They have their own channel now

Probably worth the time going through these videos, lotsa stuff to learn. But sometimes can get really boring

This so-called Chris Connaker is constantly challenged by many in the audiophile industry. I dunno him whether he knows his stuff or just churning out his own opinions…one thing for certain, Amir is definitely NOT the first and won’t be the last. LoL

This clip has the MQA forum participants challenging him when he claimed that MQA is not truly a bit-for-bit studio transfer etc.

Lol


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