2017 Top Picks Of the Year Source Components


Source Components

Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
(May) Oppo updated its premium Blu-ray player lineup for Ultra HD with this solidly built and beautifully engineered piece that handles both HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR discs, and has become a reference for most of our staff. $549, oppodigital.com

Technics SL-1200GR Turntable
(February/March 2018) Technics brought back a much improved and equally gorgeous version of its classic, best-selling direct-drive turntable that we simply couldn’t resist reviewing. $1,699, technics.com

Traveler's picture

I bought a Sony Bravia X900E 55" and a Roku Ultra box and am very satisfied, it perfectly fills the field of view at 8' and the sound is just fine. Was going to buy an matching player but Netflix doesn't seem to carry 4K disks so I'm sticking with my OPPO 105D.

brenro's picture

I've been using these guys.

German-Pete's picture

Sorry, but the combination of ELAC with Roon (Essentials) is not at all professional. Since November 2017 Mac-, IOS- and Android-Apps are buggy. Freeze or shutdown when selecting Settings/Storage or Services and according to the Roon forums I am not the only one. From German Elac Support: "Unfortunately, we have no control over the software / firmware provided by Roon….". That is the position of Roon (Mike Roon Labs): "First, I should note that Roon and Roon Essentials are different products, with support for Roon Essentials handled by ELAC." Haaha.