The OPPO BDP-83 Special Edition Blu-ray Disc Player is an exciting upgrade based on the highly acclaimed BDP-83. Already well known for its exceptional audio and video performance, the BDP-83 is upgraded with an all new analog audio stage and improved power supply to become the Special Edition. Designed for the discerning audio enthusiast, the OPPO BDP-83 Special Edition Blu-ray Disc Player delivers an exceptionally wide dynamic range, ultra low distortion, accurate sound stage and jitter-free music clarity via its dedicated stereo and 7.1ch analog audio output.
The OPPO BDP-83 Special Edition uses the state-of-the-art Sabre32 family of Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC) from ESS Technology. The Sabre32 family is known as one of the industry's highest performance audio DACs and are often found in high-end audiophile and professional equipments. The OPPO BDP-83 Special Edition uses an 8-channel Sabre Premier (ES9006) DAC chip for its 7.1 multi-channel output. The dedicated stereo output uses another 8-channel Sabre32 Ultra (ES9016) DAC chip by stacking 4 DACs for each of the Left and Right channels to achieve even greater audio performance.
Just like the BDP-83 it is based on, the OPPO BDP-83 Special Edition is a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player featuring bit-stream and full decoding capability for high resolution audio tracks such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Designed for both home theater viewers and music listeners, it plays DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD (SACD) and standard CD with excellent video and audio performance in addition to Blu-ray Discs. For a detailed list of features, please refer to the BDP-83 Features and Specifications page.
OPPO Digital recommends the BDP-83 Special Edition to customers who primarily use the analog audio output to connect to either a dedicated stereo or a multi-channel surround system. For customers who primarily use the HDMI output to connect to an A/V receiver or directly to a TV/projector, and for customers who primarily use the optical/coaxial digital audio output, the standard BDP-83 is recommended.
Extracting high-quality audio from Blu-ray players is problematic. The HDMI signal interleaves video and audio data which, upon decoding, produces an inherent jitter as high as 7nanoseconds (For comparison, a good CD player's jitter is in the picosecond range). In practical terms, it is difficult to properly decode HDMI audio without employing extensive reclocking circuits, thus pushing up the cost of a good HDMI audio pre-processor.
The simplest way to improve analog audio performance is at the source. The Oppo BDP-83SE player incorporates ESS Technology's state-of-the-art Sabre DAC, widely acknowledged as one of the industry's best. The 7.1 multi-channel unit employs a single 8-channel Sabre DAC. The stereo channels' dedicated Sabre DAC is achieved by stacking four DACs per left and right channel for utmost transparency and dynamic range.
The Nuforce Edition elevates performance yet further by:
- Replacing critical analog components with the high-grade equivalents NuForce uses in its high-end audio components
- Superior high-speed power regulation on both DACs and all analog power rails. Improved power supply regulation also applies to the 7.1 channels
- High-performance parts and related circuits/component values replacing the stereo channels' monolithic devices.
- Bypass the Stereo and 7.1 channels' output muting circuits. The SE's relays are better than the standard BDP-83's muting transistors. Nevertheless, imposing as little as possible along critical signal paths is clearly preferable.
The result is a better power supply and optimized analog signal paths. As always, the proof is in the listening. The improvements in stereo (CD, SACD, DVD-A, BD Audio), and L/R/C movie outputs are clearly audible.
The standard Oppo BDP-83SE offers exemplary audio performance. The Nuforce Edition goes a step further in transparency, dynamics, and detail retrieval. As is typical of all Nuforce products, these benefits relate directly to our high-end product line in the preservation of musical truth.
- Disc Types
- Kodak Picture CD
- DVD±R DL,
- BD Profile: BD-ROM Version 2 Profile 2 (also compatible with Profile 1 Version 1.0 and 1.1)
- Internal Storage: 1GB (Actual available storage varies due to system usage)
- Analog Audio: 7.1ch or 5.1ch, stereo
- Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical
- HDMI Audio: Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, bitstream or LPCM conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
- Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p, 720p/1080i available for non-restricted content only)
- Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24, PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24)
- Video Characteristics
- Composite Video Amplitude: 1.0Vp-p (75O)
- Component Video: Y: 1.0Vp-p (75O), Pb/Pr: 0.7Vp-p (75O)
- Audio Characteristics**
- Frequency: Stereo 20Hz - 44kHz (±0.2dB), 20kHz - 96kHz (±1.1dB)
- 7.1CH 20Hz - 44kHz (±0.4dB)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >117dB (A-weighted, auto-mute off)
- THD+N: < 0.002% (1kHz at 0dBFS, 20kHz LPF)
- Dynamic Range: >104dB (24-bit unweighted)
- Channel Separation: >106dB (24-bit unweighted)