Professor H "1amazonreviewer @ gmail . com", Amazon
1 February 2015
Summary: The Oppo 105D Darbee edition arrived as predicted and the set-up was straightforward. Excellent manual. Right out of the box, the first multi-channel SACD I played was stellar. I am hearing detai in the sound field that I never heard before. Stereo sources are simply astounding. It's like every recording is new to my ears. the video performance is equally phenomenal. American made, Superior Audio and Video performance. Excellent build quality.
Summary: Absolutely fantastic ... I'm an audiophile that switched from MFSL, DCC, SACD and redbook 2 channel playback to vinyl to experience more of the warmth and have been watching this company and their products for the past several years. Finally made the plunge mainly for blu ray audio and couldn't be happier.
Summary: Having previously owned a BDP-95, I upgraded to the BDP-105D mostly to get the extra audio/video digital inputs. The only flaw I found with the older BDP-95 was the clunky/slow UI (everything else was great), so the 105D had a tough act to follow. I'm pleased to say that the 105D goes so much further it warrants a solid 5 stars. First, the UI has been improved and is much faster.
Simply the best all around audio product that I have ever purchased.
David Miles "Miles Sound Music Productions", Amazon
3 December 2014
Summary: Simply the best all around audio product that I have ever purchased. It does so much so well. The ESS DACs sound so incredibly detailed, and for lack of a better word, analog. It lets the music come through at it's own pace and air. It handles just about any disc or file you can through at it and makes it sound better than you've ever heard it.
Oppo BDP-105D, an unbeatable multi-format hi-end machine at its price
2 November 2014
Summary: As a former owner of an Oppo95, the 105D has exceeded my expectations and represented a wortwhile upgrade in audio quality (very noticeable), in video, and in features. It offers more ports, it can be used a s a DAC, and has a very welcome earphone socket which I use with my AKG-701 earphones. All these improvements may become quite noticeable providing the user combines the Oppo105 with hi-end amplifier, speakers and cabling (interconnects and speaker wires).
Summary: I have been an audiophile since 1967 when I bought my first real Hi-Fi, a Harmon Kardon Compact stereo. Bitten by the hifi sound bug in the era of the Beach Boys Pet sounds and the Beatles Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band albums, I then moved up to a Dynaco Pat-4 preamp, 120 Power amp, AF-6 FM-AM Tuner and Quadradaptor, and Acoustic Research AR-5 and AR-6 speakers and an AR turntable. Audio Nirvana 1960's style!