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Yes, the main difference between the 103 & 105 is the  2 ESS Sabre32 DACs employed in the 105. Video wise, they're exactly the same.

The exportable DAC with USB and digital inputs is quite handy also...and the built in headphone amplifier...

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FWIW. Here is what I would be thinking:

- I would get a cheap(ish) 5* rated BRP, and put the money saved toward other areas....with your DS, you don't need great 2 channel replay / streaming.

- Try to keep the Jadis out of the AV solution by -

1] Using a Beresford switch box to allow 2 amps into your SF, or

2] Getting some small "style" type L&R and so keeping the systems separate.

- If using your SF, look to a SF centre; if not, you can use what you like.....you'd be surprised how well a style system can sound with a good sub. and keep an eye out for a recently discontinued one, to save money.

- Look to a sub from BK, as they are probably the best VFM.

- I think if you are clever, you can put together a cohesive sounding system, without breaking the bank or taking up a lot of room.

 

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FWIW. Here is what I would be thinking:

- I would get a cheap(ish) 5* rated BRP, and put the money saved toward other areas....with your DS, you don't need great 2 channel replay / streaming.

- Try to keep the Jadis out of the AV solution by -

1] Using a Beresford switch box to allow 2 amps into your SF, or

2] Getting some small "style" type L&R and so keeping the systems separate.

- If using your SF, look to a SF centre; if not, you can use what you like.....you'd be surprised how well a style system can sound with a good sub. and keep an eye out for a recently discontinued one, to save money.

- Look to a sub from BK, as they are probably the best VFM.

- I think if you are clever, you can put together a cohesive sounding system, without breaking the bank or taking up a lot of room.

 

I agree that's why I said the Oppo 105 would be a good option to start with as I need anyway a BRP and the oppo adds a lot of flexibility and tick a few boxes I still wanted to tick (like the fact of having an exportable DAC to connect pc, iphone, ipad to the system). And it would give me also a good sounding CD player (which might be handy sometimes when you have friends over wanting to check how their CDs play on a nice system). Those are all things I have been looking to put in place one day or another and I think this player ticks all of them

At a later stage I might add a proper AVR to the mix when I am going to have the space to do that...not for now. As for adding more speakers I am not sure this might going to happen one day...not for now at least.

Thanks for insight about the sub, do you know any of their specific models from BK?

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Thanks for insight about the sub, do you know any of their specific models from BK?

A friend has the XLS 200, which is almost unbeatable for the money.

http://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm

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acalex wrote:

Thanks for insight about the sub, do you know any of their specific models from BK?

A friend has the XLS 200, which is almost unbeatable for the money.

http://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm

I was indeed looking at that one I have to find a subwoofer to try first before departing with any money as I don't like waste Smile

I want to make sure I like the effect and I can also find a place for it!  :shhh:

You use a sub?

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acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

acalex wrote:

Thanks for insight about the sub, do you know any of their specific models from BK?

A friend has the XLS 200, which is almost unbeatable for the money.

http://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm

I was indeed looking at that one I have to find a subwoofer to try first before departing with any money as I don't like waste Smile

I want to make sure I like the effect and I can also find a place for it!  :shhh:

You use a sub?

Yup.....it's pictured here (Ref 209): http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/and-finally

You will likely need an Auralex Gramma (or Granite - though not as good) to put it on if you have a suspended wooden floor.

 

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The one thing about a sub i (think)i have understood is that properly controlled its not all about the boom boom big bangs but adding a kind of depth and pressance,so if isulated correctly shouldn't upset your neighbours.

Also fwiw a good condition  stlye speaker package is worth next to nothing second hand.

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acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

acalex wrote:

Thanks for insight about the sub, do you know any of their specific models from BK?

A friend has the XLS 200, which is almost unbeatable for the money.

http://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm

I was indeed looking at that one I have to find a subwoofer to try first before departing with any money as I don't like waste Smile

I want to make sure I like the effect and I can also find a place for it!  :shhh:

You use a sub?

Yup.....it's pictured here (Ref 209): http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/and-finally

You will likely need an Auralex Gramma (or Granite - though not as good) to put it on if you have a suspended wooden floor.

 

So you are actually using the same speakers for HT and music. You use the AMS to drive your kef, right?

Why you think I should not use the Jadis to drive the SFs?

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So you are actually using the same speakers for HT and music. You use the AMS to drive your kef, right?

Why you think I should not use the Jadis to drive the SFs?

Yes, ATM I'm doing exactly that (though the AVR600 and AMS35i are a reasonable tonal match).......but am almost certainly going to get a pair of R100s to act as L+R.

The reasons I think you are better not using the Jadis are:

- Difficulty of getting a tonal match with AV receiver.

- Unnecessarily wasting tube life for AV 

- Power usage

- It's presentation is a little "soft" and lacking dramatic impact / slam for HT (imo).

 

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