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A DAC for the Oppo 105
OP, I was just reading up on Ayre products...pretty nice/expensive.  I guess the essence of my posts is that an I2s input port on a DAC will usually provide a step up in sound quality over USB/SPIDF/AES connections...YMMV.  
A DAC for the Oppo 105
BTW, the Denifrips USB port from a new MacBook Pro can also provide just as good sounding Hi-res binaural downloaded files as the I2s CD/Blueray connection.  The Pontus handles all the buffering/oversampling and re-clocking functions you need rega... 
A DAC for the Oppo 105
   I've repeated this post a few times...here's the article that was published Jan,2021, that describes using an OPPO player to output SACD content via an HDMI cable to a cheap I2s breakout box and on to the I2s port on the Pontus II.   I duplicat... 
Youtube audiophile hi res sounds MUCH better than my Eversolo streamer
     So a bit of googling shows U-Tube at 750p maxes out at 128kbs AAC and YouTube Premium (old Red) maxes at 256kbs ACC.  YouTube accepts hi res up to 96kbs Flac lossless, but these are transcoded to the above levels.  They recommend submitting t... 
Yello - Reel to Reel
    The Limited Edition Dolby Atmos Blue Ray "Point" is really fun.  I don't have height speakers but the "stage" changes between front and surround speakers.  Very high quality recording for my 7.1 surround system.  
Transport Recommendations
Tweak1, The ET3 has I2s (HDMI) output, but doesNot do SACD for lack of license, but are working on it.  Here's a Darko review:       
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
    There's a special blues guitar technique I really like...I saw Dicky Betts in the Allman Bros, in concert at William & Mary, Va. playing In Memory of Elizabeth Reed...uses right hand little finger to control the volume knob to make the ins... 
High quality recordings any genre
    Fuzztone, thanks for the Octive Radio, my kind of streaming...my favorite is RadioParadise, 4 channels of curated variety in up to FLAK 16/44.1.     Arcam88, +1 for SS's Flamenco A Go Go has some fine, fun guitar work, good sound Sound check... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
Just a couple of points: 1. Any iOS device (phone or tablet) will send the correct sample rate of a streamed or onboard file via the hardwire Lightning or USB-C port. (AirPlay resamples the signal) 2. It's all about the DAC, if it has an input b... 
Bose 901 Series V Questions
   I had and liked a pair of 901's from 1972 til 199?..when the 500W Bose amp shorted for a second time, taking out one of it's channels and frying all the drivers on that side.  Replaced with Vandersteen 2ci's.   I use the remaining speaker for ... 
Add I2s to Oppo players?
    Thanks for the link Unsound., bookmarked.    My headphone stack is an OPPO 83 (not on the listed players).  It's using an HDMI external breakout box for I2s, and the Pontus DAC has a high end clock in it.  The nice power supplies are tempting ... 
Add I2s to Oppo players?
I'm just going to repost this from a similar discussion last month, and will add my setup is still working perfectly and the I2s is very noticeably the best SACD sound for my ears:  (ps, the DSD light is ON on the Pontus 2) old_ears 33 posts 11... 
SACD is VERY confusing
Sorry for the redundant link above...I see elliottbnewcombjr already listed it.     
SACD is VERY confusing
     I just discovered this website (thru a new amp review at currawong)...lots of great info on DSD playback and recording.  They have a DSD studio like PS Audio.  And some tempting downloadable examples.  Specifics on various playback equipment.... 
SACD is VERY confusing
Wow, some good info on this thread but mostly a lot of confusion and false information.    For a couple of years now I've been enjoying my small collection, <12 SACDs via: a standalone headphone reference system.. OPPO 83-(with 2channel SACD ...