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Oppo Sonica DAC with flagship ESS ES9038PRO SABRE DAC

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

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  1. PATB

    PATB Forum Resident

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    SF Bay Area
    At $799, with XLR outputs and ESS pro chip, only thing missing from the Sonica is a SACD transport :winkgrin:.
     
  2. Standingstones

    Standingstones Forum Resident

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    It is worth the $800 price in my estimation. The main drawback is the lack of of gapless play. For those who find that an issue, look elsewhere. Sound quality is superb in my opinion. Not many DACs are using the 9038 chip and those that are are more expensive.
     
  3. Standingstones

    Standingstones Forum Resident

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    South Central PA
    Pony up for the UDP-205 if you need the SACD transport.
     
  4. PATB

    PATB Forum Resident

    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    But you lose Spotify and Tidal support, and costs another $500 (almost enough for another Sonica DAC).
     
  5. BIGGER Dave

    BIGGER Dave Forum Resident

    Took the plunge. They had a refurb available for $599 so I grabbed it. Same 2-Year Parts/Labor Warranty as new, and saved $200 so why not?
     
  6. patient_ot

    patient_ot Senior Member

    Location:
    USA
    Where are the refurbs on the Oppo site? I've never seen any whenever I check. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place.
     
  7. BIGGER Dave

    BIGGER Dave Forum Resident

    Go to the ‘Store’: OPPO Digital Products

    Go to Page 3. If available, the refurbed $599 Sonica is at the bottom of the page.

    Or call! (650) 961-1118
     
  8. Standingstones

    Standingstones Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Central PA
    Good luck! Let us know how your Sonica DAC works out for you.
     
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