External Amp or Oppo 203?

TheheadsnTheheadsn Posts: 374
edited November 29 in Electronics
Opinion time. Which do think I would get more bang for my buck? An external amp or an Oppo 203? Don't yet have a 4k UHD player. Curious if the external amp upgrade would be more beneficial with the Onkyo I have. I have running a 7.2.1 set up.

Suggestions?
Home Theater Setup
  • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
  • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
  • Center - Polk CSiA6
  • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
  • Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
  • Sub - Polk PSW505
  • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

Post edited by KennethSwauger on

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 754
    I have a great recipe for lasagna.
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,253
    Need to know your system, post away!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    Center Definitive Technology C-1
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    Pre Cary SLP-98 Hot Rod
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Source Oppo 105
    PS Audio AC-12
    Wires MIT S3.3
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,912
    Amp for the RTiA9 mains first.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Pioneer Elite SC-97; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 105D; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Samsung UHD 4K Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Parasound A21; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004; Music Hall MMF7 and PS Audio NuWave phono pre; Technics SL-1200MKII and PS Audio GCPH phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE pre and Parasound HCA-1500A amp; Squeezebox Touch; Wyred4Sound DAC2; MIT S3 cables
  • TheheadsnTheheadsn Posts: 374
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Need to know your system, post away!

    Home Theater Setup

    Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    Center - Polk CSiA6
    Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
    Sub - Polk PSW505
    T.V. - LG OLED65C7P
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • TheheadsnTheheadsn Posts: 374
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I have a great recipe for lasagna.

    you better post it then lol
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,822
    Emlyn wrote: »
    Amp for the RTiA9 mains first.

    This
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,677
    Definitely an amp first, it's time you heard what your speakers are truly capable of.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,903
    1a) A better subwoofer
    1b) A better subwoofer

    2) An amp

    3) A better disk spinner
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,373
    Theheadsn wrote: »
    Opinion time. Which do think I would get more bang for my buck? An external amp or an Oppo 203? Don't yet have a 4k UHD player. Curious if the external amp upgrade would be more beneficial with the Onkyo I have. I have running a 7.2.1 set up.

    Suggestions?

    Your post is in the For Sale section......you make get a better response to your question if you post in the correct area (Electronics)
    Main Rig:
    HTPC (J River) >
    PS Audio Perfectwave MKII Dac
    Joule Electra LA 150 MK II
    Joule Electra VZN 80 OTL amp
    Harbeth C7 ES3

    Cables: MIT Shotgun S1 IC and SC
    Rotation: Polk LSIM 705 [ Polk SDA 1C & Monitor 7 (both Westmassguy-modded)]

    Second Rig:
    HTPC (J.River)
    MF V-Link
    Adcom GDA 600
    Cayin TA 30 (buzzy-bee mods)R
    Monitor 5 (Westmassguy-modded)


    Cables: >Acoustic Zen Matrix II & Satori
    Rotation: Belles 150 A
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,608
    $1.25, and some pocket lint. I will cover the shipping of course.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo BDP-95 Bluray, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • TheheadsnTheheadsn Posts: 374
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Need to know your system, post away!

    Not sure if it shows up for others, but its in my signature
    Home Theater Setup

    Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    Center - Polk CSiA6
    Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
    Sub - Polk PSW505
    T.V. - LG OLED65C7P


    hope that helps
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 754
    edited November 29
    Theheadsn wrote: »
    Not sure if it shows up for others, but its in my signature

    Some people (like myself) have sigs shut off so when they are scrolling through threads, it doesn't look like a Chinese cookbook. :p
    Post edited by KennethSwauger on
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,822
    Theheadsn wrote: »
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Need to know your system, post away!

    Not sure if it shows up for others, but its in my signature
    Home Theater Setup

    Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    Center - Polk CSiA6
    Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
    Sub - Polk PSW505
    T.V. - LG OLED65C7P


    hope that helps

    Amp first, better subwoofer 2nd. The 505 is too slow to keep up with 9's, especially 9's on an amp.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,655
    Amp without a doubt.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • TheheadsnTheheadsn Posts: 374
    I didnt even realize this was in the for sale section... my mistake ha but thanks for the heads up :smile:
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Rear Surrounds - Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,020
    Amplifier...a known way to make ANY RTiA tower sound much better, suggestion...Parasound HCA-1200II or a HCA-1500A...your gonna want some nice warm mushy watts and your speakers will sound like different and more pleasant beasts...take it from experience.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • Amp, amp and amp. Like many have said used Parasound or B&K gives you some good bang for the buck.
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, S35, LSiM 703s, Samsung 60" LED
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