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How does that Oppo sound with the rest of your system?
Also, have you considered moving up to the 700i? I was thinking about a trade-up in a couple of years.
As long as the Oppo BDP-95 is used with powercords and interconnects which do NOT roll off the treble, it is fine, far superior to the overrated BDP-83 I used to have.
My colleagues and I have limited experience with the Simaudio 700i. When we (a) were in larger rooms, (b) were using larger speakers from the likes of B&W, Dynaudio, Magnepan, Penaudio, Sonus Faber, Thiel, Totem, and scores other, (c) maintained the same volume levels, and (d) made no other changes other than the amps, the 700i, versus the 600i, will preserve more body, exercise more control, and more firmly anchor the images within the soundstage. But it's a small qualitative difference.
Whether or not I were in the market, I would skip the 700i, and, for roughly the same price, get a package consisting of (a) the sonically-invisible 740p, (b) a transparent interconnect, and (c) one of Simaudio's cheaper power amps.
Hmmm, now that I check my own work, I see that I never did finish reviewing the 600i. But in the meantime, check out this about the Hi-Fi Tuning Supreme In the 600i. Hint: if you can find it, the Hi-Fi Tuning Silverstar is even better, allowing the 600i to get closer to goal of being like NO amp at all.
"Hmmm, now that I check my own work, I see that I never did finish reviewing the 600i."
Yeah, I've got about 30 projects that aren't finished.
Fortunately, they're all personal. None of them are for professional use. I tend to finish my professional work.
Thanks for the info! I had no idea that fuses made such a difference!
To recap, the Simaudio 600i has just one fuse. Moreover, it is externally located, right next to the rear panel On/Off rocker switch. Thus, you don't have to open the chassis, in order to access the fuse. All you need is a small flathead screwdriver.
My 600i is a few years old. It utilizes a large, 32mm, fast-blow, 5.0A fuse. Current-production 600is may use a 6.0A fuse, so check the manual and the OEM fuse itself.
Off on a tangent, I'm currently reviewing Simaudio's 820S outboard power supply, which uses two fuses. I just finished reviewing its " F1 " fuse. Those are the small 20mm types, but you can get an idea, about what some of the brands/models do.
Because the Simaudio gear has enough resolution, things like fuses do have an influence. But only you should decide if those sonic changes are for better, worse, or quid pro quo.
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