Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition

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 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.

Comparison of the standard Oppo BDP-83 and Special Edition:

Link: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83SE/blu-ray-BDP-83SE-Comparison.aspx

Unfortunately the upgrade option will be costly for Canadians. Unless you have money to burn. :slight_smile:

Return Oppo Player

$95.00 CAN approx. Shipping + Brokerage.

Upgrade option

$ 330.00 Can Current exchange rate + Credit Card conversion fee

Upgraded Oppo Player

$ 95.00 CAN approx. Shipping + Brokerage.

So your looking at $520.00 Can approx. to do the upgrade. :frowning:



So your looking at $520.00 Can approx. to do the upgrade. :frowning:


Competing analog board mods or “upgrades” are costing much, much more, up to $1500 just for the upgrade. Oppo is beating them at their own game, as usual.

HERE’S a competing upgrade from Nuforce. It’s not known yet if it really offers additional real-world performance.

And then there’s the $4000 Denon who’s only real advantage thus far has been better analog boards. Oops. :flower:

Yes, this should fill that niche market quite nicely.