Oppo bdp-103 SACD to integrated amp

mpitogompitogo Posts: 292
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?
Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh C47 | Macintosh MC452 | Denon DP-2500A | Oppo BDP-103 | MacMini
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Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Nelson Pass ACA v1.6 Monoblocks, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500
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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 696
    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: 292
    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.
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh C47 | Macintosh MC452 | Denon DP-2500A | Oppo BDP-103 | MacMini
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | McIntosh MA5200 HT-passthrough & independent 2.0 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Nelson Pass ACA v1.6 Monoblocks, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,083
    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: 40,641
    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: 292
    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.
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh C47 | Macintosh MC452 | Denon DP-2500A | Oppo BDP-103 | MacMini
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | McIntosh MA5200 HT-passthrough & independent 2.0 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Nelson Pass ACA v1.6 Monoblocks, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,165
    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.
    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
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