We have talked about the high-end OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray player before back in April when it debuted. A new version of the player is coming soon called the BDP-83 special Edition Universal Blu-ray disc player that promises better audio performance.
The player uses the ESS Sabre32 audio DAC help the player to deliver high quality audio and a quality sound stage with up to 128dB dynamic range and 0.0003% total harmonic distortion. The circuits in the Sabre32 DAC are patented and include a 32-bit HyperStream modulator capable of 100% modulation and unconditional stability.
The DAC supports 8-channel or stereo conversion from digital audio input with up to a 500kHz sampling rate. OPPO claims that the use of the DAC delivers audiophile grade sound for the player. Pricing and availability for the BDP-83 Special Edition is unknown. The standard BDP-83 sells for $499.