External Amp or Oppo 203?

TheheadsnTheheadsn Posts: 384
edited November 2017 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
  • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R
  • Center - Polk CSiA6
  • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
  • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
  • Sub - Polk PSW505
  • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

Post edited by KennethSwauger on

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,266
    I have a great recipe for lasagna.
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,540
    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
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,127
    Amp for the RTiA9 mains first.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • 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
    • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • 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
    • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,752
    Emlyn wrote: »
    Amp for the RTiA9 mains first.

    This
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,030
    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: 5,041
    1a) A better subwoofer
    1b) A better subwoofer

    2) An amp

    3) A better disk spinner
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    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 - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH, Parks Audio Budgie; CD - Marantz DV4001
    Preamp - Dared SL2000a, 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: 1,427
    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 Directstream Jr.>deHavilland Ultraverve 3 >Belles Reference 150a
    Harbeth C7 ES3


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


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,212
    $1.25, and some pocket lint. I will cover the shipping of course.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, 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, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • 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
    • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,266
    edited November 2017
    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
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,752
    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.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,873
    Amp without a doubt.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • 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
    • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • Amp, amp and amp. Like many have said used Parasound or B&K gives you some good bang for the buck.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
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