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In Reply to: RE: It's only money! ;-) posted by John Elison on May 07, 2017 at 21:02:44
I wouldn't rule out the Oppo at some point in the future for disc-based playback.
I use my Oppo BDP-105D for playing AIFF's. All the hi-res 24/96 recordings of vinyl I made with my Alesis Masterlink are AIF files. My Oppo plays virtually everything digital including AIF, WAV, DSD, SACD, etc. Most of my digital is stored on USB hard drives and flash drives that plug right into my Oppo's three USB Type A ports. It can also be used for computer streaming as an external DAC from its USB Type B port. Of course, I have no experience whatsoever with the Exasound E38 DAC so maybe the new Oppo won't meet your requirements, but I use my Oppo with computer files much more often than I play discs.
. . . in the sense that my RAID drives (where my music files are stored) are sharable with my wife's computer too. The drives are physically attached to a third computer in another room. Sure, I know I could make copies of the files to use with the Oppo, but I'm used to using the iTunes database functions with Audirvana+ for the actual playback, and I've spent a considerable amount of time getting the meta information more or less the way I like it with iTunes. As I say, I still have a fair amount of discs whose files I don't plan to transfer to the computer, and it's about time to replace my disc player too, so I don't rule out the Oppo in the future.
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