JLTI Oppo 95/105 - now Level 3 - May 2013
I unfortunately went away on the weekend but I kept the Oppo  on
repeat while I was away. I got home Sunday afternoon and I was ready for a
serious listening session.
What I heard coming from that player I was not expecting. The first thing
I noticed was the amount of detail and texture coming from the bass. As a
bass player, this is what I listen to first in music.
Also I noticed the rhythm and timing was vastly improved compared to the
I was sitting there stunned. It just sounded so organic, so natural. Just
like my Kuzma turntable. And this is all from CD replay. CDs that sounded
forward and thin, had body and presence. Sitting there last night playing
CD after CD and getting goose bumps.
Thank you very much for such an outstanding upgrade.
I'm scared where level 3 will take it.
Then a little further on:
You are more than welcome to use my words and name on your site. I have
also talked up your upgrade on a forum for the 105.
Steve Hoffman Music Forums
Let's just say that since Friday 15 records have turned up and none have
been played. The Kuzma Stabi Reference is on holiday!
Last night i was playing CDs trying to see if i could trip it up. No luck.
Every disc just sounded incredible. I might even say that i think the
level 2 105 sounds better than the Audio Aero Capitole i used to own.
Thanks so much for your time, communication and knowledge. You have
created a wonderful player out of something so humble.
I just want to let you know that I've only played 2 records all week. 2
records. That's it.
It's been CD constantly. What
have you done to me?
This CD/SACD player is magic. I'm rediscovering my collection again. It
I can't thank you enough.
Gordon Wilson is the first
person to get Level 2:
My wife is at odds to understand why she found me at 3.30am sitting in the
prime position with the stereo blaring totally asleep.
My intrigue was obviously greater than my stamina.
Needless to say that track after track stood me in disbelief of what I was
hearing. Disbelief that my system could actually sound that good and that
my music could reveal that much more life and detailed information.
It's often dangerous to have to high an expectation. Especially when the
supplier is singing its glory.
However, I can only say that the JLTi Oppo95V2 has
surpassed all my expectations.
With high quality audio components you hope for a measured increase in
quality and expect a high price tag. It's the opposite with the JTIV2,
huge increase in quality at little cost.
The actual improvements in sound are across the board. Greater separation,
air and focus all in a very musical analogue presentation.
I treasure listening to music as food for the soul.
I am in a new heaven.
Gordon Wilson, VIC (20/10/2012)
JLTi Oppo 95 / Oppo 83SE / Sabre DAC
Now – drum
roll - for the review I’ve promised you... hell, where do I start?!
Joe, I don’t
quite know how to thank you other than to say how lucky and privileged I
feel to have found you. You, to my mind, are one of the true messiahs of
Hi-Fi/Audio in that you, through your years of passion & work, appear to
have unlocked the secret of bringing true high-end sound to the average
Since I set
up... I have just listened & listened into the small hours, mesmerized and
entranced by the magic that I’m hearing. To be honest, I was pretty happy
with my little JLTi-ed Sony machine; and indeed, it was a quantum leap
forward over my old Marantz... but wow, this JLTi upgraded Oppo unit is
something else again!!!
writing, so many superlatives (and god I hate cliché “audio rave” terms!)
are running through my brain, I scarcely know where to start... but I’ll
try. For me, great sound comes down to “connection” – that
hard-to-describe ability of a good rig to bring a performance into the
listening space and create a sense of palpability and tangibility; that
you can visualize and “touch” the musician/singer in front of you.
And at this
level it’s a kind of given that there needs to be “air” around each
instrument, and that these need to have a high degree of timbral
“correctness” (and the Oppo delivers these in spades); but these alone, as
integral as they are in the mix, won’t get you across the line in the
emotional connection stakes – it’s here that the JLTi Oppo truly delivers.
Whilst I’ve never heard a Meitner front-end, it is difficult for me to
imagine how anything could actually outshine the JLTi Oppo, but in
consideration of price alone, the JLTi would be, in my humble opinion,
hard to top. And if you factor in $, then it’s not even a competition!!
I recall writing to you after receiving my little JLTi Sony, that I had
effectively acquired a whole new music library (my existing CD collection)
– well, guess what…..ditto!!! J
Warwick P., Perth, Western Australia
See the current Front Page
for details as the offers stand now.
This new JLTi SACD/Blue-Ray/Multi-Players
can be compared to the best players available and not really in
consideration to its price. By all means compare it with any other players
up to 10 times or more.
Let your ear
be your final arbiter.
Previously called Reference Clock
now called Terra Firma, is a break-through Clock
While low frequency jitter (jitter is frequency spectrum selective) is known to be
critical and the kind of jitter to have severest and worst affect on digital replay,
something has clearly not been fully understood:
It can NOW be demonstrated that even SUB-sonic
jitter kills dynamics, tonality and sheer presence of the music in
a fundamental way that is hard to put into words. Those who have heard it,
even hardcore retailers who hear all sort of ambit claims (yawn) are
excited when they hear this.
Firma Clock system is a Vacuum State development, the only Clock that controls
frequency noise that induces jitter, even sub one Hertz.
The results is reducing
noise that can hardly be measured. Even the best batteries, often praised,
do not even approach the Terra Firma enhanced clock. Indeed batteries
are woefully inadequate and have a rising
noise spectrum at low frequencies. Noise equals jitter and the lower
the frequency of the noise, the more audible the jitter.
is a universal player that can now compete against CD or SACD players
available at any price. Yes, even with exalted player
costing ten times as much, this player will reveal a pedigree that will
stun in any company.
Great bargains in audio like this are very rare
indeed and shows that SOTA performance need not make you bankrupt.
Thanks John for your kind
words and your enthusiasm come through and that's what really matters.
BTW, I don't know about the "g" word, but as long as you don't call me