A replacement for Oppo

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  1. Hi-end Head

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    A replacement for Oppo

    While the range of "New" Oppo players is all but dried up, here in Australia, there are still some available listed on European forums both new and used. If your prepared to pay the high prices asked. A 205 was listed at close to $6000 a week ago it lasted a matter of hours, before the "Sold" sign went up.

    So what's a suitable replacement, and please don't say that the el'cheapo "Lazer models" are a suitable replacement. All they do is take up the same amount of space a replacement might take up. But if your hell bent on a Lazer, please buy three of them, One in Use, One in repair, and one in the post.

    So what do we consider a replacement. Consider Reavon UBR-X100 or UBR-X200 Costs are a bit higher, then Oppo, but if you want an A replacement for Oppo then they need to be paid for. The X100 will retail here for something like $1485, while the X200 will be $2972. Once a dealership is established here.

    https://www.reavon.com/reavon-ubr-x100
    https://www.reavon.com/reavon-ubr-x200

    Another choice would // could be the Pioneers UDP-LX 500 or UDP-LX 800

    https://www.htec.com.au/pioneer-udp-lx500-universal-disc-player/
    https://www.htec.com.au/pioneer-udp-lx800-flagship-universal-disc-player/

    Available through. HTEC HTTPS://www.htec.com.au/
     
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  2. MELso76

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    It depends on whether you need SACD and DVD-A playback. If not, there are plenty of decent 4K Blu-ray players.

    (Personally, I'm thankful I bought a second-hand UDP-203 a month or so before Oppo announced they were shutting down operations.)
     
  3. spankyofoz

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    What if you are using the disc player as a transport via an optical out, bypassing the on-board DAC and processing. This is where I start to get skeptical and venture into snake oil territory
     
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    Kicking myself for selling my Oppo 203 a couple of years ago... I still made money, but I'd be siting on a hell of a lot more today.
     
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    Hi-end Head

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    As a rough guide, theres a Oppo 105D Darbee Edition universal player. Advertised on Audio shark

    https://www.audioshark.org/computer-digital-audio-159/oppo-105d-20008.html

    The new US price was $1299 , He's asking $650. [ $895 aus] At the moment an Aussie dollar exchange rate is worth something like 70 to 75 cents US

    And no he won't fright, outside the US

    There's nothing listed on AudiogoN, or Aussie Audio Mart at the moment
     
  6. Copie

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    Why, what are they worth now? I’ve got one at home that hasn’t been used in a few years. A 205 if memory serves
     
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    The 205 was around $2200 rrp when it was out and you should easily be able to get that now.
     
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    Advertised in the right place, and you can double that price or more
     
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    Good news. Now watch people cry over the price
     

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