I know dumb question right if one could swing it the 105 hands down. I would like to know how the 103 does at playing music, compared to my Marantz CD 5004? I know the Oppo 103 will play every thing you throw at it. The reason I ask I have revamped my HT to now include a Samsung UN55F9000 55 inch 4K UHD TV a CSIA6 along with the A5's and A3's I will also be running 2 PSW 111's. I want to keep it simple My Denon AVR one of the Oppo's and that's it.
If the 103 sounds better at playing music than the Marantz 5004 then I would be happy going that route plus having the ability to play a few SACD's would be pretty cool. It's my understanding that the 105 is superior, and that I could run it as a pre pro down the road and add a 5 channel amp which should make more since when I'am ready for more power instead of moving up to a more powerful AVR with preouts. I will be getting an Oppo be it the 103 or 105, however the 103 would be easier on the pocket book, thoughts anyone. The guy at the somewhat highend shop keeps telling me the Marantz 5007 would be the better choice, I figure he is saying that only because they don't sell Oppo's.