•SABRE32 Reference Audio DAC - The DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) is one of the most important components for digital audio playback. The SABRE32 Reference ES9018 from ESS Technology is the world’s best performing 32-bit audio DAC solution targeted for high-end consumer applications and professional studio equipment. With the ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR (Dynamic Range) of up to 135dB and THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise) of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy even the most demanding audio enthusiast. The BDP-95 uses two ES9018 DAC chips - one for the 7.1-channel output, and another for the dedicated stereo output.
•Toroidal Power Supply - Custom designed and built by Rotel, the toroidal power transformer offers superior power efficiency and much lower exterior magnetic field over traditional laminated steel core transformers. The BDP-95's toroidal linear power supply provides a very clean and robust power source to the critical audio components.
•Detailed and Accurate - Thanks to the high performance DAC chips, the toroidal power supply, high quality parts and engineering, the BDP-95 offers a very detailed sound with an extremely low noise floor and distortion. You may hear details from the music that you have missed before.
•Dedicated Stereo Output - The BDP-95 features a dedicated 2-channel analog output with specially optimized ES9018 DAC and output driving stages. Each output is driven by 4 DAC channels stacking together to achieve even greater audio performance.
•XLR Balanced Stereo Output - The stereo output offers both XLR balanced and RCA single-ended connectors. The balanced output features a true differential signal path all the way from the DAC to the 3-pin XLR connector. By transmitting a pair of differential signals, the balanced output provides better common-mode noise rejection and improves signal quality.
•7.1-Channel Analog Output - Individual analog 7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel surround sound system. Powered by the ES9018 SABRE32 Reference DAC, the BDP-95 delivers an incredible and immersive multi-channel sound stage.
•Digital Optical and Coaxial Outputs - For simple and easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the BDP-95 features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio.
•Dolby® TrueHD - Dolby TrueHD delivers lossless studio master quality audio designed specifically for high definition entertainment. The BDP-95 supports bit-stream output of Dolby TrueHD via its HDMI 1.4a output. It can also internally decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats are also supported.).
•DTS-HD Master Audio™ - DTS-HD Master Audio delivers an auditory experience that matches the lifelik
This review will be a comparison to my previous player, the Oppo BD-83, also reviewed at this site. The BD-83's performance surpassed, by far, 5 other players which I had auditioned. I purchased the BD-95 for the enhanced audio performance as documented in the specs which accompany this product. Stating my impressions after having owned the player for about 2 months is as follows: BD playback, equal or slightly better than the BD-83 which was itself, spectacular. Std. DVD playback, again spectacular, equal to the 83. 2 channel Audio performance, extraordinary. 5.1 channel performance, extraordinary. As I use this player more I'll submit a more in depth review but, as of now, worth every penny I paid.