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Is Oppo 103D worth for a Stereo DAC

Vinodtherattil

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Hi All,

I had invested on Oppo103D a while ago to have a source which can serve both Home Theater and Stereo Taste of mine.

However now my taste of HiFi music is more hence thinking about a better solution for my Stereo DAC. Hence wanted to know how good is Oppo 103D compared to Schiit dac or Mojo's etc..

Looking forward to see your valuable thoughts here.

Thanks,
Vinod
 
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efernand1

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I personally use an Oppo 103 which serves me quite well for Stereo and even HT purposes.....

Audio CDs sound much more better than the usual CD player or DVD player I had before.......Prior to the Oppo 103, I used the Pioneer BDP LX 55 which was good too....

The Oppo 103 is hooked via HDMI, yet to try the analog RCA connections to the Marantz SR series AVR I am using......

If you want to compare the Oppo 103D with Schiit DAC or others....best route would be to understand the chip-sets and circuitry in them and then compare.......(The Oppo has Wolfson WM8740 DAC )
 

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Oppo 103 has the Cirrus Logic 4382A dac, not Wolfson. Its quite a good a good dac and 103 compares well to a midpriced CD player. That said, you can always use it as a CD transport and connect to a better dac through optical/coaxial outs. Even if you buy Schiit or Mojo you will need a CD transport if you have a large CD collection
 

Vinodtherattil

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Oppo 103 has the Cirrus Logic 4382A dac, not Wolfson. Its quite a good a good dac and 103 compares well to a midpriced CD player. That said, you can always use it as a CD transport and connect to a better dac through optical/coaxial outs. Even if you buy Schiit or Mojo you will need a CD transport if you have a large CD collection
True... I would love to use them for CD transport. But wanted your thought on comparison of DAC sound quality to Schiit or Mojo. As I do not see any other comparison being made, got bit confused.
 

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True... I would love to use them for CD transport. But wanted your thought on comparison of DAC sound quality to Schiit or Mojo. As I do not see any other comparison being made, got bit confused.
I have used Oppo 103 with following dacs: M2Tech Young DSD DAC, Oppo Sonica, Metrum Pavane. Each one has given better SQ than the built in dac. Currently I am using the Metrum. I have not heard Schiit and Mojo, but the Mojo has had very good reviews.
 

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I have compared 103d as transport to dedicate audio cd player and I think dedicate cd player clearly win ,not only as transport i have play on direct analog out then also pure audio cd player is better ,note:- audio cd player should be mid to high range ,at least near equal price of oppo 103 or 103d ....thanks
 

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I am currently using a 105d and I think that it cannot compete with a good dedicated CD player.
 
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