Oppo Sonica DAC, Preamplifier and Network Streamer

Posted by RosB on 6/21/2017 to News
Oppo Sonica DAC, Preamplifier and Network Streamer
The new Oppo Sonica DAC uses the highly acclaimed Sabre DAC’s newest chip ESS ES9038PRO and the sound is simply breathtaking. Sonica is control via Smartphones and tablets, thus no remote control (Sure miss it). Other features include balanced out and RCA out (extra out for subwoofer), Auxiliary, Digital Coaxial and Optical input, in addition to USB type B for DSD files up to 24-bit 192 kHZ from formats such as FLAC, WAV, and Apple Lossless, as well as DSD64 files from DNLA servers and connected USB drive (located in front of the unit). The sound stage is big ( I mean BIG) and wide with great sense of high frequency resolution. The bass is tight - but do give it time to break-in. Similarly, the HF is also smoother. To my knowledge, I can't think of another brand that offers this much performance at a price that should be thousands more that could compete with the Sonica.