Oppo sets pricing and release date for UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player

Oppo has revealed more details about its much-anticipated UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player.

The manufacturer’s Blu-ray player will offer more audio connections that its predecessor, the UDP-203, allowing users to connect it to their home stereo system.

The UDP-205 will incorporate a stereo analogue audio output with a dedicated DAC (with XLR balanced and RCA single-ended connections) and a set of 7.1-channel analogue outputs. It also features an asynchronous USB DAC input that supports PCM and DSD files.

It additionally features added DACs in the form of two ES9038PROs (the flagship in the ESS Sabre Pro range) instead of a single AK4458VN DAC made by AKM.

Oppo state work has gone into improving the precision of the HDMI’s output clock and the power of the built-in headphone, in addition to the quality of its video processors. Furthermore an onboard toroidal transformer features to improve efficiency.

The player has an all-metal construction to reduce disturbance from vibrations.

All is this added innovation comes at a price however, and when Oppo release the UDP-205 play later this month (stated as “mid-May” by the manufacturer) it will have a price tag of £1,399 in the UK – more than double that of the UDP-203.

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