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Old 06-20-2018, 09:02 AM
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Hi Dan, I think part of it it's the component selection. It is a bit hard to tell
on the ZeroZone PS, but the Oppomod PS does have more quality
components.

Another important aspect is that there is concern with heat with the
OppoMod that I have read elsewhere, and recently Toga pointed out that
the ZeroZone doesn't suffer from it. Interesting.
That's not it at all, at least for the one I purchased. The ZeroZone digital LPS (I haven't researched the regular one that's cheaper) uses Japanese capacitors and is in any case better designed in one major aspect - as you noted, it has a huge aluminum heatspreader to handle heat unlike the Oppomod. As I said earlier, the only thing that I can think of is another party wanting a cut - the ZeroZone is not only as good as the OppoMod, but arguably better. I couldn't find any reason to justify the price differential and so I bought the ZeroZone, which has been amazing in terms of video and digital audio improvement over the OEM SPS.








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Old 06-20-2018, 10:52 AM
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Thank you for your feedback. I did notice about the transformer shield/heatspreader,
but your impressions on video and sound are more telling. I couldn't find too many
reviews about these power supplies. With the price difference then it is easier to
choose these power supplies, plus the fact that there a definite improvement
in their heat dissipation.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:37 PM
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There is new hope.
Pioneer UDP-LX500 ( search for it )
and also Panasonic UB9000
Will they better than the OPPO 205 ? Let's see.

Toga
I'm not sure about the Pioneer but the Panasonic will unfortunately not play SACD or DVD-A so it's not a replacement for the Oppo in that regard.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:39 PM
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There’s the Cambridge Audio CXUHD. It’s a bit pricey (although not by audiophile standards) at $700 list, but it looks very good. Has 2 hdmi outputs and no dac “...for noise reduction and improved audio...”
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/en/products/cx/cxuhd.

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The Cambridge is just the Oppo 203 without the analog section plus a few additional tweaks so I suspect once Oppo completely stops production these will stop as well.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:42 AM
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That's not it at all, at least for the one I purchased. The ZeroZone digital LPS (I haven't researched the regular one that's cheaper) uses Japanese capacitors and is in any case better designed in one major aspect - as you noted, it has a huge aluminum heatspreader to handle heat unlike the Oppomod. As I said earlier, the only thing that I can think of is another party wanting a cut - the ZeroZone is not only as good as the OppoMod, but arguably better. I couldn't find any reason to justify the price differential and so I bought the ZeroZone, which has been amazing in terms of video and digital audio improvement over the OEM SPS.







Looks cool Iam already thinking about upgrading the fuse
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:20 PM
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I just received notification from Oppo that they have a few 205s available. I bought one. I posted this here and in the Video section.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:36 AM
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I bought my 205 off the waiting list, but it the Pioneer LX model seems to cover all the Oppo 205 bases once it’s available here. Good news for us disc spinners!
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:13 PM
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I have a few Pioneer UDP-LX500‘s ordered. MSRP $1099
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:14 PM
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I'm looking forward to the LX800
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:12 PM
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I'm looking forward to the LX800


Me too!
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