Oppo Sonica DAC with flagship ESS ES9038PRO SABRE DAC

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Billy Budapest, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. cyclistsb

    cyclistsb Forum Resident

    I've sampled Roon...which is the pinnacle of music apps IMO and used the OPPO Media Control which is borderline poor to ok. I think it is better than the OPPO Media Control...in all honest, I just use it to browse folders...I don't use the other features much. What I haven't figured out (or if it is supported) to change the sources on the Sonica between inputs...I have to manually do this, but it isn't often so not a big deal to me. Think its time to read the manual http://download.oppodigital.com/sonica/Manual/Sonica_App_Guide_V2.1_clickable.pdf :)

    The setup buttons are not easy to find, the UI is poor for adding a new device or setting up network. The "OK" button is hidden in the corner...but you should only need to do this once or twice. Also, it sets up the device on the network you phone/tablet is connected. So make sure you are on the fastest network before setup...my phone is typically on my 2.4 network for range and I couldn't see an option to add it to my 5G network until I just figure this out.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
  2. centurymantra

    centurymantra New Member

    East Lansing, MI
    Good deal. Thanks again.
  3. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Forum Resident

    I have a feeling it's the whole Sonica range, which is a shame as I was looking to pickup the Wireless Speaker.
  4. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Forum Resident

    South Bend, IN
    If they would support Roon via Ethernet (Roon Endpoint) on this, I'd very likely buy one.

  5. cyclistsb

    cyclistsb Forum Resident

    While I agree with the sentiment, let's be honest...Roon is expensive and the equipment to run Roon is expensive (using a NAS). For $800 DAC, it does quite a bit right...but yeah it would be nice to have it as an Endpoint.
  6. cyclistsb

    cyclistsb Forum Resident

    Just to kick start some discussions again on the Sonica, this was recently posted regarding the Sonica and some issues with jitter. A beta firmware has been released for testing.


    Please download and install the current beta firmware http://download.oppodigital.com/sonica-dac/Sonica-33-0505B/Sonica.bin using the upgrade instructions at: http://oppodigital.com/sonica-dac/sonica-firmware-33-0422.aspx

    PS And Roon may be back on the table for the Oppo Sonica DAC
  7. Jack Flannery

    Jack Flannery Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
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  8. PATB

    PATB Active Member

    San Jose, CA
    Does Spotify Connect still work with the Sonica DAC?

    I cannot get spotify to connect to my Sonica DAC and the Oppo website for the Sonica DAC does not mention Spotify and Tidal streaming anymore.
  9. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

    The product page still mentions Spotify and TIDAL. From the Sonica web page:

    "Convenient Control and Connectivity
    Sonica DAC is controlled via a dedicated app for smartphones and tablets, allowing you to easily find and access content from DLNA servers, connected USB drives, and streaming services such as Tidal and Spotify. (A smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS is required.)"

    It should still work fine. Reboot your smartphone or tablet, and reboot the Sonica.
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  10. PATB

    PATB Active Member

    San Jose, CA
    Thanks @Agitater . Rebooting the sonica did not do it, but rebooting the router, ipad, sonica, and gateway fixed it. Now streaming xmas songs again!

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