Originally Posted by Erlend Sæterdal
I think electrolyts are fine if they are god quality. In my I/V stage there is 8 coupling electrolyts 2 for each phase. 10 Vdc on them. I prefer this solution instead a more complicated design. But I still do not like IC in a product like this.
We heard the Oppo 95 in our Hifi Club and nobody wished to buy it. I am pretty sure it is the analog stage.
You know, i did not liked ether its sound as it were out from the factory... That because I`ve started a "mod campaign" against the player I`ve just bought it.
This player (95) have some benefits, the best DAC chip at the moment, the transport, some connections possibilities, a very good video chip processor, and so on, but the analogue stage (power and after DAC processing) it were (is) not as it should be (in my opinion).
The 105 model it have even more improvements, an asynchronous DAC stage (still yet to see how it works...), better main processor, better transport, and so on, but it seems (from the first view) that the analogue stage is even worse than in precedent... Still yet to hear it, but for this one may buy it first... I think maybe I will do it at last... For the moment I`n not very decided. Anyway it may be modded this model too...