Oppo bdp-103 SACD to integrated amp

mpitogompitogo Posts: 249
So I was recently given a Oppo bop-103. As a blue ray player it’s pretty much useless as I have both a Sony UDPX800 and an Xbox One S 4K UHD players. I’m attempting to us it as a dedicated CD/SACD player. I have two types of outputs connected to my McIntosh Integrated amp, first is stereo analog RCA L/R channels from the multi-ch output. The second is an optical toslink. I can switch easily from both with a quick input selection. Playing stnpandard CDs, the RCA sounds warmer (builtin Oppo DAC output set to Stereo) but the optical sounds clearer with a bit more highs (Mc doing the DAC). Anyway to use it as an SACD player without HDMI Audio?
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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 654
    Pretty sure you'd need to go HDMI or multi channel audio to get 5.1 SACD output. If you only want two channel I would use whatever sounds best. If analog, I would opt for quality interconnects as it would make a difference.
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  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 249
    Thanks that’s what I thought. I ordered my first SACD, not much of a selection out there. For the multichannel content it should downmix. I temporarily hooked it up to a TV and set the output to downmix stereo. For audio cables I’m using Monoprice Monolith RCA 3’ interconnects.

    I’ll keep both connected since and continue to do A/B comparisons.
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  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,059
    I've played around a little with digital out/in on my integrated. I never liked the sound, even though the integrated is newer and supposedly has better DAC's. To me, the sound was "hollow" and very "trebly", for lack of better words...
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,604
    mpitogo wrote: »
    So I was recently given a Oppo bop-103. As a blue ray player it’s pretty much useless as I have both a Sony UDPX800 and an Xbox One S 4K UHD players. I’m attempting to us it as a dedicated CD/SACD player. I have two types of outputs connected to my McIntosh Integrated amp, first is stereo analog RCA L/R channels from the multi-ch output. The second is an optical toslink. I can switch easily from both with a quick input selection. Playing stnpandard CDs, the RCA sounds warmer (builtin Oppo DAC output set to Stereo) but the optical sounds clearer with a bit more highs (Mc doing the DAC). Anyway to use it as an SACD player without HDMI Audio?

    That Oppo is a video player first and foremost. Not so good for music.
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  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 249
    edited March 3
    So I finally got my first SACD. It only played through the RCA, got silence out of the optical. Not impressed, there wasn’t this wow for me when I switched from cassette to CD’s. I’m more impressed playing Nils Frahm’s All Melody on vinyl.
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,044
    You would be better served by selling the Oppo and getting a dedicated two channel Marantz SACD player. The 103 is not set up to compete well as an audio player. The 105 was better in that regard.
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