The original BDP-83 was such a big winner for Oppo that it quickly released the Special Edition of the same model to satisfy the many calling from its fans for an audiophile quality BDP-83. And thus came this BDP-83 Special Edition with much improved analog outputs. If we were to conceal this player and put it into a five figure system, you would have thought you were listening to a player that has at least four digits in its price tag. This is how good the player is. Via its analog output, music was crystal clear, transparent and very precise. Imaging was outstanding with well placed voices and instruments. The $400 premium over the non-SE version is well worth it consdiering how much better sounding the SE version is. The BDP-83 SE should be considered as a very good CD player that has Blu-ray and DVD playback as a bonus feature (in our opinion).
Cosmetically, the player is nice shape with just some minor scratches on the top cover from components sitting on top of it previously. The previous owner lost the remote but we purchased a new one to replace it. Manual is available online. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping.