I2S output board for my Oppo 203 vs Bridge II ethernet for sound quality?


#21

Yup, came with a cable.
PCB was black rather than green as on his website, must be a later revision I have.


#24

I ordered the i2s board from oppomod for the oppo 103 and DSD Sr.
Unfortunately it produced lots of static noise for both red book and dsd.
I tried different hdmi cables, turned off and on the devices, move around various cables, same problem.
I ended up returning it.
Perhaps I got a faulty board?
Anyway, not worth the trouble…


#25

Hard luck man, sorry…happened to me with other kit.
Absolutely worth the trouble, you have a faulty board my friend.
Any issues fitting it?

Have you emailed the seller for a replacement, sure he’ll look after you.

Mines works great, blows the Oppos coaxial output away, into the Directstream, much better.

Wanting to make the most of my Oppo as a digital transport, so have organised the same sellers Femto clock uograde board for my player.
Basically a far more accurate system clock, jitter spec wise puts it up with the DCS kit (actually quoted as better but being realistic) :slight_smile:

Should sound pretty terrific into the DS over i2s, just need to sort out a decent and short hdmi cable.


#26

Photo of the board fitted, sounds a lot better into the DS than the coaxial output, and I was using a very good cable.

Just need to sort out a good (short) HDMI cable to connect them up.

Maybe worth DIYing one as it only needs to be 25cm or so?


Getting Oppo DSD Output to the Direct Stream Dac
#27

Tried a few 0.3/0.5m HDMI cables and found the Bluejeans FE Bonded pair cable to sound terrific.
Great price too.


#28

Hi @gazjam
Can you recap where you bought the I2S board for the Oppo 203? And does it affect both hdmi outputs or just one?


#29

The IS2 OPPOMOD board has its own HDMI output and the two HDMI outputs built into the 203 are not affected at all. I have done these mods to my 203 and love it.