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Reference Quality 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc Player
Drawing from over a decade's worth of experience in advanced image processing technology and high fidelity audio performance, the UDP-205 universal Blu-ray player from Oppo is the perfect choice for discerning enthusiasts. The UDP-205 provides reference level sound quality through the analog outputs, improves the clock precision of the HDMI audio output, and increases the power of the built-in headphone amplifier. For the analog output stages, the UDP-205 utilizes two ES9038PRO DACs, which are the flagship of the ESS Sabre Pro series, delivering best-in-class audio performance.
Best-in-Class Audio Performance
The UDP-205 is equipped with two ESS Technology ES9038PRO DACs for both stereo and 7.1 channel analog audio. The ES9038PRO is the flagship of the ESS PRO series. It sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best-in-class 140 dB of dynamic range in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. The ES9038PRO SABRE DAC features ESS’ patented 32-bit HyperStreamDAC technology, which is responsible for the outstanding clarity and sound stage.
USB DAC and Coaxial/Optical Inputs
An asynchronous USB DAC input supports sample rates up to 768 kHz PCM and DSD 512. For additional convenience and flexibility, the UDP-205 can convert digital signals from cable and satellite boxes, televisions, video game consoles and other digital transports with coaxial and optical digital outputs to analog. By bypassing the low fidelity, poor quality DAC of traditional computer soundcards, the UDP-205 turns any computer into a high performing multi-media source by utilizing the ES9038PRO DAC.
HDMI Audio Jitter Reduction
The UDP-205 features a high-stability, high-precision HDMI clock and a special HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit. This unique design significantly reduces jitter and eliminates timing errors, allowing you to enjoy your music with increased accuracy when you use the audio-only HDMI output port for connecting the audio signal. PCM and DSD signals rely on the HDMI clock directly, so the HDMI audio jitter reduction circuitry can improve the sound quality of PCM and DSD audio. For compressed bitstream audio, it helps to ensure error-free transmission, and may improve the audio performance depending on whether the audio decoder in the A/V processor or receiver uses a synchronous or asynchronous clock scheme.
7.1-Channel Analog Output
Individual analog 7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal for connecting to a 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel surround sound system. The UDP-205 delivers an incredible sound stage and an immersive surround experience thanks to its second ES9038PRO DAC chip. The 7.1-channel analog output can also be configured to a stereo down-mix mode as a Zone 2 audio source.
Dedicated Stereo Output
In addition to the 7.1-channel surround audio output, the UDP-205 has a stereo audio output powered by a dedicated ES9038PRO DAC chip and specially designed buffer and driver stages. The stereo output offers both XLR balanced and RCA single-ended connectors. The balanced output features a true differential signal path all the way from the DAC to the 3-pin XLR connector. By transmitting a pair of differential signals, the balanced output provides better common-mode noise rejection and improves signal quality.
For a more intimate listening experience, headphones can be connected directly to the UDP-205’s built-in headphone amplifier. The headphone amplifier is connected directly to the ESS SABRE PRO DAC and offers a unique performance advantage over standalone headphone amplifiers. Compared to the built-in headphone amplifier in our previous generation BDP-105/105D players, the new design offers more power and higher performance.
Toroidal Power Supply
A toroidal power transformer offers superior power efficiency and much lower exterior magnetic fields over traditional laminated steel core transformers. The UDP-205 has separate power supplies for digital and analog circuitry to eliminate virtually all harmful interference. The analog audio circuitry is powered by a massive toroidal power transformer, which provides a very clean and robust power source to the audio components.
Reinforced Chassis Structure
The UDP-205 features a brushed aluminum front panel and a metal chassis that continues the tradition of excellent workmanship found in previous generations of OPPO universal players. Four heavy-gauge machined feet provide a stable foundation for the UDP-205, and isolate it from outside vibration. A new double-layered chassis further enhances the rigidness and vibration-canceling capabilities. The high quality metal construction is designed to impress and to perform.
Fanless Passive Cooling
The internal layout and chassis design promote healthy air flow so critical components can be naturally cooled. Strategically placed heatsinks and ventilation grilles allow the UDP-205 run both cool and quiet without the need for internal or external fans. The thermal design has been optimized, analyzed, and stress-tested to ensure reliable operation for years to come.
4K Ultra HD Video
The UDP-205 supports the playback of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs. Packing a resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels, UHD Blu-ray delivers four times the pixels of Full HD Blu-ray. The UDP-205 is also capable of playing 4K media files and user generated content. Support for decoding the HEVC, H.264, VP9 4K, and Hi10P video codecs provides increased compatibility with user generated media.
High Dynamic Range
The UDP-205 supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut. The enhanced resolution, refined contrast, greater brightness, and expanded color produce stunning video with unparalleled clarity and detail. In addition to supporting the HDR10 format on discs and video files, it is also capable of providing an accurate conversion of HDR to SDR for older displays, as well as conversion between various color spaces such as BT.2020, BT.709, and BT.601.
Dolby Vision Upgradeable
Leveraging hardware designed to support Dolby Vision, customers can expect a firmware update in 2017 that brings Dolby Vision support to the player. Dolby Vision transforms the TV viewing experience by delivering striking highlights, brilliant colors, and deep darks never before seen on standard television screens, and OPPO is committed to bringing this exciting technology to the UDP-205.
Reference Quality Video
The UDP-205 combines the latest technology with OPPO's many years of experience in delivering high quality video and audio. A customized quad-core video decoder/processor integrates OPPO's advanced video decoding, processing and optimization expertise.
High Precision Disc Loader
A high-precision, well-balanced laser optical disc loader ensures smooth and reliable playback of all types of disc media. An optimized laser mechanism provides super fast disc loading and strong error detection & correction.
Exceptional Build Quality
With its a brushed aluminum front panel, a rigid steel chassis and gold plated connectors, the UDP-205 exemplifies OPPO's attention to quality and details. The solid build quality not only presents a sleek aesthetic, but also ensures dependable operation and reliable connection.
Multiple Disc Formats
The design of the UDP-205 focuses on quality playback and universal compatibility with multiple disc and file formats. In addition to the latest UHD Blu-ray, the UDP-205 supports regular Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, and audio CD.
Media File Playback
The UDP-205 is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports on the back and another USB port on the front. Users can play video, music and photos from USB hard drives or thumb drives.
Home Network Access
Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi or Gigabit Ethernet connects the UDP-205 to users’ home networks, so users can easily play media files stored on computers and home servers.
Lossless Audio Decoding
The UDP-205’s video performance and universal compatibility is further complemented by its support of lossless high resolution audio. The player decodes audio file formats such as AIFF, WAV, ALAC, APE and FLAC. It also directly plays Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) audio files in stereo or multi-channel.
Advanced Audio Formats
With internal decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and bitstream output for object-based immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the UDP-205 delivers great sound for both movie soundtracks and music.
High Performance Parts
The UDP-205 is designed and built with high quality components that are intended for reaching the level of performance in both audio and video. Everything from the semiconductor chips to resistors and capacitors are carefully selected and sourced, so every player coming off the production line can meet and exceed OPPO's high specifications.
Dual HDMI Outputs
The player features two HDMI outputs – an HDMI 2.0 port for connecting to the latest UHD TVs, projectors and A/V receivers, and an HDMI 1.4 audio port for connecting to older A/V receivers. Customers with newer 4K- and HDR-capable A/V receivers can use a full HDMI 2.0 signal path, while customers with older A/V receivers can have a split A/V setup.
HDMI 2.0 Input
An HDMI 2.0 input port that supports UHD resolution is available for users to connect an external streaming device. This approach affords users the flexibility to choose from a wide range of streaming devices and easily upgrade as streaming technologies evolve, while still taking advantage of the UDP-205's audio and video processing capabilities.
Integration-friendly features such as RS-232 control, back panel IR sensor and third-party IP control make the UDP-205 a great choice for any home theater system. Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs provides backward compatibility with legacy audio components.
Audio Characteristics (Stereo Audio Output)
“the UDP-205 provides unparalleled value to audiophiles, movie lovers, and savvy enthusiasts alike”
- The Absolute Sound, High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide 2017
|Write Your Own Review|
My sales guy Joe was right - like all Oppo products, this is another winner. Fantastic build quality and a customer service/tech support group that quickly responds to issues and requests. If you want an audiophile-grade player/transport, the 205 is the one to get. Order without hesitation!
|- Sanjay T, CA|
|Pangea Audio Vulcan Four Shelf Audio Rack|
This is the perfect rack to beautifully display your expensive hi end gear. I got the Rosenut, and it is lush! Highly recommended.
|- JOSEPH D, OH|
|Oppo UDP-205 - A Game Changer|
Loving my new Oppo UDP-205 4K universal disc player. With this top of the line unit from Oppo you finally CAN have it all! Best-in-class audio performance and a legitimate high-end video player with amazing 4k performance. It's hard to imagine you get such great performance for such a relatively inexpensive price. At $1300 it blows away several more expensive devices in both it's audio and video performance and it is built like a tank. The build quality is unsurpassed in this price range with it's double layered aluminum sub chasis and extra heavy gauge brushed finish face plate. All-in-all I think anyone would be hard pressed to find more player for the money. You'll feel confident that you're getting a state of the art player in all regards!
|- Keith A, AZ|
|High Performance 4K Bluray Player|
Unless you have budget limitation, get the OPPO UDP 205 and don't look back. Your satisfactory will last for a long time.
|- Philip T, NJ|
|Audiophile Dream Machine|
This player is an end game performer for video and audio reproduction. The expansive feature set is well thought out and plentiful. The Oppo UDP205 features two reference quality DACs for the analog outputs which includes balanced and unbalanced stereo outputs and 7.1 analog out for legacy receivers. Video and audio on the digital side of the player is handled by a quad core processor. These are just a few of the features of this player that impressed me as there are too many to go through in this review. All I have to say is this player is worth every penny. I actually think $1300 is a steal for what you get. Absolutely love it.
|- Jimmy c, FL|
|Worth the Wait|
Amazing! That's the first word coming out of my mind. A lot of money but totally worth it. Looking forward to get a new speaker because of this.
|- Cam R, MI|
|Value of the century|
Purchased the 205 to replace an Oppo BDP-103 in my 2ch system. I moved up from the "3" series to the "5" series for the advanced analog output stage in the UDP-205. In my 2ch system I only use the dedicated 2ch analog output and DAC for audio. I also have it hooked up via HDMI directly to my Sony 4K television. I occasionally use the television for watching shows and movies, but it's mostly for managing media. I have a SSD drive attached to one of the USB inputs on the back of the unit. I have ripped most of my CD collection to ALAC and I also have a lot of high-rez FLAC and DSD downloads from HDTracks. I also have several SACD's and Blu-Ray audio/concerts that I like to watch and listen to. I'm not ready to walk away from physical media just yet. The sonic improvement over the 103 is quite large and very pleasing. Better defined soundstage with better instrument separation and imaging. Vocals are more forward and clear, albums like "The Union" Elton John and Leon Russel 92/24 FLAC went from good to GREAT. The headphone section is MUCH better than my preamp headphone section. Much better control of my AKG Q701's with a more focused and balanced soundstage, I actually WANT to use my headphones again.Video is fantastic from the 205. Upscaled 1080p Blu-rays look outstanding with smoother transitions and a sharper image than the 103. The only UHD Blu-Ray I have for the moment is "Planet Earth II". The picture is OUTSTANDING, even on my "budget" Sony XBR-55X810C in my 2ch room.For the money, this is a powerhouse that just does A LOT right. It can managing media with a the ability to be a USB host for a mass storage device, physical media powerhouse with 4K UHD and HDR, headphone amp, standalone DAC and can function as a "preamp" if you want it to; the 205 is the value of the century with the sonics to match.
|- FS, MD|