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Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

Trying to decide which of these to purchase. It will  be accompanying a Yamaha Aventage 2010 receiver plus Monitor Audio Apex Speakers (3XA40, 2XA10, AW12). I listen to 50/50 music/movies.

The big questions are

a. Is the 93 decent with music or is it a similar standard to other blu-ray players.

b. Is the audio perforamnce of the 95 competitive with similarly priced CD players. Or would I be better off buying the 93 and then a dedicated CD/SACD player.

c. Assuming I use pure direct mode, is my partnering kit good enough to highlight the differences between the 2 players?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

I haven't listened to the 95 but I researched hard before electing to buy the 93. Based on what I've read, and what I've heard of the 93 on my own setup:

a. It's decent enough through it's own analogue outs, although I ended up agreeing with the comments in the WHF review for the 93. However you may prefer the performance through your Yamaha Advantage's own DACs. Both the analogue and digital signals will have to pass through the same pre-amp stage on your Yamaha and this will likely be the main limitation in terms of sound quality. My old setup had both the analogue and optical outputs of the 93 connected to the same unit, a Yamaha DSP-E800, and I felt that the old Yamaha's presentation of music through it's own 24bit DAC was better than the Oppo's analogue signal but it's a subjective thing.

b. The performance of the 95 was being compared favourably to the Audiolab 8200CD in other user forums for stereo playback but comparing sound quality is always going to depend on the kind of musical presentation you prefer. The audiolab 8200 and oppo 95 both use the same Sabre DACs and the 95 is built to provide the best possible analogue performance. In terms of digital sound via HDMI, Optical and Coax the 93 and 95 should be identical so again if you're connecting to your Avantage via HDMI only you shouldn't hear any difference between them. I can say that the 5.1 analogue SACD playback of the 93 was very good indeed but the Avantage can decode SACD using PCM via HDMI so once again you'll be able to compare the presentation of the Yamaha and Oppo Dacs. 

c. Probably, but the differences would be clearer on a dedicated stereo amp if listening in purely analogue. 

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

I'm also interested in the two Oppo players and have been wondering how they stack up next to the Denon 2012UD and Marantz UD7006.

 

I have a Onkyo TX-SR608 hooked up to B&W 684s, 685s, HTM62 and ASW610.   I won't be buying a seperate CD player so I'm quite interested in the analogue stereo output and how using the DACs onboard these players will compare with the one built into my Onkyo.

 

Thanks in advance

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I have the same question....I left my stereo in the USA when I moved to Europe and am buying a new one here...I want only one  5"-disc player, and the decision is between the two Oppos and the Denon 2012UD. I ordered a Denon 3312 but haven't received it yet. I assume all will do OK with a movie so my main interest is how they will do with music.

What complicates things here, is, the Oppo BDP 93 is only $499 in the USA (under €400) and twice as much here in Europe. The Oppo also has an easy fix to play all region DVD's and I know of no fix for the Denon, so I will have to keep a USA player in a closet somewhere for my old US discs. Still, the focus, if I am to have one player in the rack, should be music, as I don't care as much about the sound quality of a film.

 

Thanks in advance

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

fluglotse1 wrote:

I have the same question....I left my stereo in the USA when I moved to Europe and am buying a new one here...I want only one  5"-disc player, and the decision is between the two Oppos and the Denon 2012UD. I ordered a Denon 3312 but haven't received it yet. I assume all will do OK with a movie so my main interest is how they will do with music.

What complicates things here, is, the Oppo BDP 93 is only $499 in the USA (under €400) and twice as much here in Europe. The Oppo also has an easy fix to play all region DVD's and I know of no fix for the Denon, so I will have to keep a USA player in a closet somewhere for my old US discs. Still, the focus, if I am to have one player in the rack, should be music, as I don't care as much about the sound quality of a film.

 

Thanks in advance

You can buy the Denon which is multiregion for DVDs.

http://www.avland.co.uk/aasp/denon/1120/dbp2012ud/dbp2012ud.asp

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

The Denon 2012UD has dropped from 700£ here in Denmark to 530 £ the last 2 month, I can only interpret that as new models will appear soon. A top model in the year 2012 without 4K upscale, that is a disgrace :grin:. This time a year we use to see many of the new Blu-Ray players be announced, so keep an eye out. Or keep an eye out for a great deals on the 2011 models, you could save quite a few 100 bucks.  

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

I have the oppo 95 along with the Apex and they work very well together. I have dual HDMI setup so i have a HDMI dedicated to video chipset which is vastly superior than my Denon AVR-A100's video chip (this feeds into my TV). The second HDMI is dedicated to audio and feeds into the AV.

 

For music and movies via HDMI it sounds phenomenal with the Apex speakers. But the Oppo 95 and 93 hardware is essentially the same with the exception of the analogue connectors and DAC. Its only any value to get the Oppo 95 if you wish to use those. I have tried the analogue connections and DAC and to be honest my Denon AVR-A100's DAC and via HDMI sounds more richer and wider to me.

Overall build quality is fantastic and weighs quite a bit. It definetly looks and plays the part of a reference level audio product. Plus with the firmware updates they are always adding new features.

 

I have mine with region free for Blurays and DVD.

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Hi, just wondering which oppo player 93 or 95 u ended up buying. I am currently trying to work out which one to purchase. I have a yamaha dsp v1 which has pure direct. It seems it also has pretty decent DACs internally. I don't listen to many CDs but I watch a lot of blu ray movies. I have vr40 Boston high end speakers all round.

Any suggestions, I am pretty confused right now

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

If you mean Yamaha RX-V1, then it doesn't decode HD audio. You may well be better off buying the Oppo 95 for superior audio performance. Your Yamaha doesn't have HDMI, right? How is your current blu ray player connected? And which one is it? What speakers have you got?

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

The OPPO 93 / 95 are better than the Denon 2012 demoed all of them.

 

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

sounds like it's the oppo93 for me then,but can i ask just how much better is the blue-ray playback compared to my current bdp?

cheers

graham

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

GSB wrote:

sounds like it's the oppo93 for me then,but can i ask just how much better is the blue-ray playback compared to my current bdp?

cheers

graham

In my experience, the beauty of blu ray technology is such that, you'll struggle to notice a significant difference. Let us know what your experience is.  :cheers:

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

was just about to edit my last post,having just read a reply from you BB on this forum.... ROFL

basicaly,unless i spend very silly money,my little 310 is perfectly fine,i won't see an improvement in pq as 24bit is well,24bit.

i wont hear a differance in sq either becouse my avr does the decoding,so......a stand alone sacd player it is... :grin:

:cheers: BB

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

360 degree turn around,oldbot has convinced me that upgrading my bdp is well worth it,so therefore the oppo is back in contention :doh:

if anyone reads this could you explain how i would connect to my avr?

currently my cdp,which will be replaced by the oppo is contected by analoge,the bdp with hdmi.....would this be the case for the oppo,for sacd&blu ray playback?

cheers

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

GSB wrote:

360 degree turn around,oldbot has convinced me that upgrading my bdp is well worth it,so therefore the oppo is back in contention :doh:

if anyone reads this could you explain how i would connect to my avr?

currently my cdp,which will be replaced by the oppo is contected by analoge,the bdp with hdmi.....would this be the case for the oppo,for sacd&blu ray playback?

cheers

Hi Graham,

You can use either the HDMI or Analogue connections for for all tpes of sound.

The OPPO will carry SACD, Stereo and all the movie formats over HDMI.

I use mine (95) using the HDMI for movies and blue ray concerts and the stereo analogue cables for CD's, when I change my rack I will use the multichannel analogue for SACD.

So, HDMI plugged in as normal to your amp, Stereo RCA from the Stereo L & R out (OPPO) to CD input on amp.

And if using multichannel analogue for SACD or 5.1, use the multichannel outconnections L, R, C, Surround L and Surround Right + Sub to the same inputs on the rear of the amp.

 

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RE: Oppo BFP95 or BDP93

thanks Micheal :cheers: ,got abit of saving to do but i'm sold on the 95'.will then look at the front L/R speakers...... :roll:

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