Yep, This is happening!!!

Just placed my order with ModWright Instuments!!! I am very excited.... :p :p :p :p

OPPO UDP-205 Modification...

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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,515
    Nice !!!
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,294
    Awesome! Dan and Kristin are the best. Can’t wait to hear if you hear a difference once you hook up the modded version.
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,317
    That could increase the net value to $15,000. :)

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,134
    edited October 2018
    stretchl wrote: »
    Awesome! Dan and Kristin are the best. Can’t wait to hear if you hear a difference once you hook up the modded version.

    The nice thing is I own two of these so I can do a side by side...

    And yes Dan and Kristin are the best, she is fighting a cold right now..

    I haven't done any upgrades to my system in quite some time so to say I am excited is an understatement..

    The Music Room had one of these for sale on their website it sold for over 4k, gone in three days!!!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,595
    In seriousness -- looks pretty cool.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,134
    Dan Wrights Thoughts:
    The UDP-205 has fabulous technology and connectivity, including all current DSD decoding abilities. In stock form, I found it very revealing, but a bit cold and clinical. With our new fully differential, transformer coupled analog stage (6922 based), I am VERY pleased. It is still revealing and open, but the sound stage is much bigger and the sound is more organic with none of the hard edge or glare of the stock unit. Importantly, I find the UDP-205 tube mod to be more resolving and dynamic than our past Oppo mods. I feel the UDP-205 to be among the best mod sound that we have ever produced.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,373
    Very nice Larry. Balls to the wall man!
  • halohalo Posts: 5,011
    I had a Sony 9100ES that I sent to Dan for the Signature Truth mod with the tube rectified PS. It was the bees knees
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,441
    Congrats on the upgrade, I've always lusted for a Modwright Player.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,798
    In stock form, I found it very revealing, but a bit cold and clinical. With our new fully differential, transformer coupled analog stage (6922 based), I am VERY pleased. It is still revealing and open, but the sound stage is much bigger and the sound is more organic with none of the hard edge or glare of the stock unit.

    In bold is what I've found to be the Oppo house sound and it baffles me why so many think it sounds good.

    Larry, I'm confident you will like the Modwright version much better.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,051
    I've heard the Modwright version of prior Oppo iterations was something so the mods to the 205 should be awesome. I'd do it myself but I have so many tubes in my chain already ... but who knows. Lots of holy grail type options out there in the 6922 based tubes also. Those holy grail 6922 based options are Just expensive Lol.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,373
    F1nut wrote: »
    In stock form, I found it very revealing, but a bit cold and clinical. With our new fully differential, transformer coupled analog stage (6922 based), I am VERY pleased. It is still revealing and open, but the sound stage is much bigger and the sound is more organic with none of the hard edge or glare of the stock unit.

    In bold is what I've found to be the Oppo house sound and it baffles me why so many think it sounds good.

    Well My Oppo 205 is the first I've had from Oppo. I do find it to be much more revealing than my Pioneer PD-09. I do not find it cold, clinical or harsh. I do however run everything through a tube buffer with 6SN7 VT-231 Raytheon 1949 NOS tubes at the moment but I do and have used many 6SN7 tubes these are just what I'm using at this time.

  • Mr_HzMr_Hz Posts: 168
    edited October 2018
    I'm envious. The mods look wickedly excellent! Will say I went to 'OppoMod' out of South Korea for mods on my 105Darby and was quite satisfied there... but there was no 'tube magic' involved. Now that I have one of the last 205's produced, if I decide to go the mod route, I will have to put on my 'big boy pants' and give Modwright a more serious consideration. Just need to make sure the bank account is up to the task.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,595
    edited October 2018
    dromunds wrote: »
    I've heard the Modwright version of prior Oppo iterations was something so the mods to the 205 should be awesome. I'd do it myself but I have so many tubes in my chain already ... but who knows. Lots of holy grail type options out there in the 6922 based tubes also. Those holy grail 6922 based options are Just expensive Lol.

    I am confused (or, at least, curious) - looks like octals stiking out of the Oppo unit in the photo (maybe 6SN7s or similar twin triodes?) -- are the 6922s inside or did they change from octals to 9-pin miniatures (or vice versa)?

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,776
    I think previous gens were all 6sn7. I haven’t looked at their website recently.

    Larry, I think this is a good move and one that will take your rig several notches up. I’m happy for ya!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,373
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    dromunds wrote: »
    I've heard the Modwright version of prior Oppo iterations was something so the mods to the 205 should be awesome. I'd do it myself but I have so many tubes in my chain already ... but who knows. Lots of holy grail type options out there in the 6922 based tubes also. Those holy grail 6922 based options are Just expensive Lol.

    I am confused (or, at least, curious) - looks like octals stiking out of the Oppo unit in the photo (maybe 6SN7s or similar twin triodes?) -- are the 6922s inside or did they change from octals to 9-pin miniatures (or vice versa)?

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    yes Doc those are most definitely 6SN7. I to wonder why the 6922/6DJ8 tube is used.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,134
    Thanks Guys, like I said, I am super excited, been a while since I have had this feeling, and I couldn't pass up the $500 off they are giving the guys on the OPPO Facebook page, it was enough to push me over the edge...

    And like I said I own two of them so doing a side by side will be fun...

    I am on the side that I think these units are fantastic in stock form for the price point, I honestly don't see anything that competes with them for all they have to offer..
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,134
    edited October 2018
    F1nut wrote: »
    Larry, I'm confident you will like the Modwright version much better.

    I have no doubts that will be the case..
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,373
    $500 off dang almost makes me wish I had facebook........





    no it don't
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,433
    F1nut wrote: »
    In stock form, I found it very revealing, but a bit cold and clinical. With our new fully differential, transformer coupled analog stage (6922 based), I am VERY pleased. It is still revealing and open, but the sound stage is much bigger and the sound is more organic with none of the hard edge or glare of the stock unit.

    In bold is what I've found to be the Oppo house sound and it baffles me why so many think it sounds good.

    Larry, I'm confident you will like the Modwright version much better.

    It is a hell of a lot warmer that my Krell...
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,317
    The first photo is of the modified 105. The modified 205 also has two tubes sticking out of the top of the chassis, but they are on the right side towards the rear. The power supply also has tubes in it for both modified models.
    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,798
    F1nut wrote: »
    In stock form, I found it very revealing, but a bit cold and clinical. With our new fully differential, transformer coupled analog stage (6922 based), I am VERY pleased. It is still revealing and open, but the sound stage is much bigger and the sound is more organic with none of the hard edge or glare of the stock unit.

    In bold is what I've found to be the Oppo house sound and it baffles me why so many think it sounds good.

    Larry, I'm confident you will like the Modwright version much better.

    It is a hell of a lot warmer that my Krell...

    I don't doubt that.
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  • ptrooperptrooper Posts: 268
    wow..gratz..This is the same
    road i want to go down soon : )
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Just placed my order with ModWright Instuments!!! I am very excited.... :p :p :p :p

    OPPO UDP-205 Modification...

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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 517
    Any idea where they put the tubes in the audio circuit (and other upgrades /changes).

    Hopefully this mod does more than you can do yourself by just adding a tube buffer.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,134
    Tube mod includes:

    Total redesign and replacement of op-amp based stock analog stage with a fully balanced, pure Class A, tube/transformer coupled analog stage (6922 driver tubes).
    External PS 9.0 v. 10 with tube rectifier (5AR4, GZ34, 5R4GYS 5U4, 5V4 and equivalents).
    Truth umbilical of our own design.
    Highest Quality resistors in key signal path applications.
    All MWI M-type capacitors in signal path.
    External supply available with optional hole to allow for use of taller, larger diameter tubes other than 5AR4/GZ34 (just ask).
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,134
    This is a 205 with the External power supply..

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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 517
    edited October 2018
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Tube mod includes:

    Total redesign and replacement of op-amp based stock analog stage with a fully balanced, pure Class A, tube/transformer coupled analog stage (6922 driver tubes).
    External PS 9.0 v. 10 with tube rectifier (5AR4, GZ34, 5R4GYS 5U4, 5V4 and equivalents).
    Truth umbilical of our own design.
    Highest Quality resistors in key signal path applications.
    All MWI M-type capacitors in signal path.
    External supply available with optional hole to allow for use of taller, larger diameter tubes other than 5AR4/GZ34 (just ask).

    OK, sounds real and worthwhile to do.

    Sorry I even questioned it but there are a lot of BS "upgrades" out there.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,373
    Would something like this void the oppo factory warranty on anything?

    I thinking if you have loading and drive problems under factory warranty time frame.
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