Great head amp for the right headphones, not so good built-in apps.
1 September 2015
Summary: This review is mainly for the USB-DAC and headphone amplifier of the 105D which is 90% of what i use it for. I bought this unit instead of a dedicated head amp because sometimes I also play SACD's and concert DVD's.
Summary: A short version and my key opinions: Very attractive component, reputation for quality and value for the money, major upgrade for CDs and SACDs and Blu-Ray. Visual quality on Blu-Ray is improved but I cannot evaluate fully because my screen is limited.
Summary: I was reluctant to spend more than 1k into a player that i was gonna use only for a 2 channel system playing redbook cd's. I tried several cd players under 1k, including marantz, nad, emotiva erc-3 but nothing beat my emotiva ERC-2 especially if i have to spend extra cash.
Summary: Unit has exceeded my expectations. Not an audiophile, but this unit has bolstered my love for music! It's as though my hi fi system was elevated to the heavens and brought new life to my CD/DVD audio collection. Only wish that it had inputs for phono and cable.
An exceptional CD and DVD Player for e reasonable price
João Adib Nunes, Amazon
18 June 2015
Summary: I would say that a lot of CDs that looked like having a bad recording when played in lower class players, now you can hear them with impressive sound, performers seem to be in the room, clarity and a better stage position of the instruments.
Summary: Excellent audiophile player. Using it for a stereo system to listen to redbook CD's along with SACD's. Has opened up the soundstage and bass noticeably better than my previous tube modded player. Highly recommend for audiophile system for the price.
Summary: My evaluation is probably only relevant to McIntosh MX-150 and 151 (Mac) owners. The first machine I received was a dud. The replacement was more like what I expected. The reason for my initial purchase was that ROKU 3 is not compatible with MAC, i.e. you can not get 5.1 only stereo.