Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky
Here is yet another rebadged oppo player that is selling for far more then what oppo charges for it. Ayre admits to changing nothing in the digital, HDMI, and video processing department so it is nothing more then a "snake oil" mod. With the new OPPO BDP-83 SE this ayre player is using the old DAC's and not the new ESS DAC's so you are paying $10,000 for less.
Then again one just has to look at ayre's past source units to realize it is all snake oil.
The fake "me" has simply posted photos of the Oppo player, that's all. The Ayre player isn't out yet, should be soon,
ahd the fake "me" cetainly couldn't get ahold of the upcoming Ayre player and open it up.
Charles Hansen and Ayre have used the Oppo as a basis but have made a lotta changes to it. See this thread over at AVS where Charles openly discusses all the revisions: