The new Vinculum 203DE is the ultimate universal source, developed for those who demand the best picture quality available and also true audiophile sound quality. It is based on the new OPPO UDP-203 player, modified to greatly improve the sound and video quality.
For the most demanding videophiles we have achieved a clear improvement in image sharpness and detail precision, something specially noticeable with projectors and large screens. This improvement is rather different from what you can obtain by increases in sharpness control, performed by the blu-ray player or the display video processors.
Each time the image is processed, it usually loses some of its original three-dimensional look, either with films in 2·D or in 3·D. In some cases an eye-catching image with loads of apparent detail and sharpness may result artificial and flat. It may be attractive in a first moment but distracting and fatiguing in the long term, when you are watching entire films, as our brain perceives the lack of image depth as something not natural.
With the Vinculum Cinephile players, the increase in sharpness comes from an improved extraction of the native visual information, stored on your UHD Blu-Ray discs or your hard-discs. This natural sharpness allows you to avoid many additional picture control boost or video processing, keeping the original 3·D appearance and the original cinematographic textures. The obtained image has better definition and precision of micro-details, but also an expanded three-dimensionality and image depth, easy to penetrate and navigate with your sight. This allows you a more immersive experience into any film, that always was the best objective of our blu-ray improvement work.
The intra-image contrast has been also improved, with brighter white peaks and deeper blacks. The color rendition is different too from the standard OPPO, appearing more intense, organic and with richer gradations, but always accurate and natural.
The Vinculum 203DE provides the true natural image quality that the most experienced and demanding cinephile people have been looking for.
With our modifications we aspired to develope a source that can outperform most High-End music players costing many times more.
Most of the changes we have made to improve its video performance have also a great effect on the analog and digital sound quality. The better vibration control of our new chassis, the much better disc reading accuracy of our modified disc-transport, the greatly improved power supplies, our AC noise filtering... Along with the new analog output stage and many other small but effective refinements on the electronics, our modifications have changed completely the sound quality of the original Oppo.
The Vinculum version delivers a more powerful and dynamic bass response, but it has also much better bass control and definition. The extreme precision we have achieved for the sub-bass frequencies reproduction has a paramount importance, since all mids and highs will sound also with greatly increased definition and coherence , being free from masking and intermodulation problems. This astonishing sound transparency and hyper-realism is specially enjoyable with full-range speakers or subwoofer equipped speaker systems.
With our modifications, we have worked to remove all untruthful sound colorations from the player. These induced emphasis and resonances at some frequencies may act as a timbrical pattern that makes the musical equipment to sound very similar with all the played music. This results in loss of credibility and realism. Also, these distortions are draining energy resources from the audio circuits, which usually leads to decreasing the sound dynamics.
We have found this same issue in many ultra expensive digital sources, and it took us many years of research to develope the appropiate solutions.
After our modifications, the voices and instruments sound with much better modulation, movement and soul. The greatly improved dynamics and sound transparency provide a genuine lifelike feeling with an unlimited and enveloping sound scene.
Enjoy more powerful emotions and musical pleasure with all the quality music from your CD/SACD and hard discs.
Vinculum 203DE size: 450 x 425 x 155 mm, aprox. weight: 15 kg
Vinculum 203DE RRP: 4900€