Oppo BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Player Conclusion
Oppo proved that they could build the ultimate audiophile and videophile Universal Blu-ray player for a fraction of the cost of so many so called “high end” manufacturers. Oppo made enough minor improvements in features and performance over the BDP-93 and BDP-95 units to justify the creation of these new models. From the BDP-105’s impeccable benchmark performance to its excellent build quality and usability, this player leaves you wanting nothing. The BDP-105 not only raises your expectations of what all Blu-ray players should be like, but it also elevates what you’d expect from a high end transport costing thousands more. If your primary usage of this player is for digital multi-channel audio, then I’d suggest its cheaper sibling the BDP-103. However if you are fully intent on building a two-channel and multi-channel system of equal measure, I simply can’t make a higher recommendation than the super duper BDP-105 Blu-ray dream machine. Until Oppo builds a real world Star Trek holodeck, you will be hard pressed to better your A/V experience with any other source device. Live long and prosper and long live Oppo!
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If I connect the BP-105's balanced stereo outputs directly to a stereo amp that powers my floorstanders, could I then connect the subwoofer RCA output on the BP-105 to my powered subwoofer then use the subwoofer crossover to manage the bass frequencies the floorstanders are not capable of producing?
Not sure if they improved the bass management on the 105, but on my 83SE, there was only one x-over frequency fixed at 80Hz. Otherwise you just run it full range and adjust the sub manually. So theoretically, I'd say you should be able to do this.