New tech brand Reavon launches two high-end Ultra HD Blu-ray players

Reavon UBR-X100 and UBR-X200
(Image credit: Reavon)

It's not every day a fresh face arrives in the home cinema sector – particularly one offering as its debut showcase two premium 4K Blu-ray players. But that's precisely what fledgling brand Reavon – owned by Parisian consumer electronics company Groupe Archisoft – is doing, with its new UBR-X100 and UBR-X200. 

Both models are described as "universal disc players" and are designed as high-end UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, and CD spinners for the video- and audiophile.

The players also support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X as well as HDR10 and Dolby Vision, although, as noted by TV and monitor guide website, FlatpanelsHD, no support for HDR10+ is listed on the spec-sheet. Both models also sport two HDMI outputs: one for video and one for audio.

What's the difference between the two? A quick glance at the back shows you. The UBR-X200 (bottom, below) boasts analogue audio outs, an RS-232C terminal (for custom AV integration) plus other advanced audio capabilities you can't see, such as Burr-Brown PCM1690 DACs – for which you'll pay quite the premium.

Reavon UBR-X100 and UBR-X200

(Image credit: Reavon)

Reavon will join heavy-hitters such as LG, Panasonic and Sony in the Blu-ray game. And let's not forget the PS5 and Xbox Series X, both of which arrived with UHD Blu-ray playback support in late 2020. 

In Germany, UBR-X100 is listed for €800, while the UBR-X200 is double the price, at €1600. The new Blu-ray players are the only products in the Reavon catalogue right now, and they'll be available by April.


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.