$27 shipped? I just spent $380 on a used Oppo 103. Oh well. I ripped my SACD library of about 130 discs. This is the process in case anyone with an Oppo 103 or 105 wants to try. You will need:
- Oppo 103 or 105
- USB drive formatted as FAT32 (not sure if the player can ready other filesystems but that’s what I used). I used a 64GB drive because that’s what I had laying around.
- Software for the Oppo and software for your computer (Windows and Mac available, probably Linux too). I got it from this thread at Computer Audiophile)
- A network router (not strictly necessary, but that’s what I used) and network cable.
The thread I linked to above has detailed instructions but these are the basic steps:
With the player turned off insert the USB stick in the front slot.
Turn the player on. The tray should open.
Put an SACD in the tray and close it.
The software on the USB stick starts a server that listens to port 2002. Open the settings on the Oppo and navigate to the Network section and write down the IP Address.
On your computer put sacd_extract.exe (I used Windows) in the root of a disk and open a command prompt there and type in: sacd_extract -s -2 -P -i <Oppo’s IP Address>:2002
Then the program communicates with the server on the player and ripping should start within 20 s.
When it is done it write’s something like ‘We are done.’ . At the point you can put a different disk in the player, hit the up arrow (to recall the previous command you wrote in the command prompt) and run it again. And over and over… Of my 130 or so discs 3 or 4 could not be ripped. I think the Oppo didn’t recognize them as SACD’s. You will get an error if you put a non-SACD in the tray and try to rip it with this method.
If you want you can download a program from Sonore that is just a wrapper around sacd_extract. It is written in Java so you will need to have Java installed. I found the command prompt / terminal way to be faster.
The options for sacd_extract are:
Usage: sacd_extract [options] [outfile]
-2, --2ch-tracks : Export two channel tracks (default)
-m, --mch-tracks : Export multi-channel tracks
-e, --output-dsdiff-em : output as Philips DSDIFF (Edit Master) file
-p, --output-dsdiff : output as Philips DSDIFF file
-s, --output-dsf : output as Sony DSF file
-I, --output-iso : output as RAW ISO
-c, --convert-dst : convert DST to DSD
-C, --export-cue : Export a CUE Sheet
-i, --input[=FILE] : set source and determine if “iso” image,
device or server (ex. -i192.168.1.10:2002)
-P, --print : display disc and track information
-?, --help : Show this help message
–usage : Display brief usage message