Magnetar Unveils Flagship UDP900 4K Blu-ray Player for $2,700

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The Magnetar UDP900 will be available for $2,700 in the US, £2,200 in the UK, and €2,490 in the EU when it launches, reports From Vinyl to Plastic. This is a flagship 4K Blu-ray player from Magnetar that includes a number of upgrades over its UDP800 counterpart, such as multichannel RCA outputs; a USB Type B connector for playback via computer, NAS, and other devices; and what appears to be a much beefier build quality. According to a specifications sheet, the UDP900 measures 445x321x133 mm and weighs 34.17 pounds, which is significantly heavier than the UDP800 at 17.6 pounds. Some of the technologies that can be found inside are a quad-core Mediatek MT8581 processor chip and various DACs from ESS, including the ES9028PRO with support for up to 8 channels of audio.

Magnetar UDP900 Specifications

  • Disc Support: 
    • UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD-SACD, CD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE
  • File Support:
    • MKV, AVI, MP4, WAV, FLAC, APE, DSD – (USB 3.0)
  • Outputs:
    • Stereo analog audio: XLR balanced (1) and RCA unbalanced output (1)
    • Multi-channel output: RCA unbalanced output (8)
    • Optical/coaxial audio: up to 2 channels /192kHz PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS
    • HDMI 2.0b audio: up to 7.1 channel /192kHz PCM, up to 5.1 channel DSD, Bitstream
    • HDMI 2.0b video: UHD/ 1080p24 / 1080p / 1080I / 720p / 576p / 576I / 480p / 480I
  • Analog Audio (TBC):
    • Frequency response: 20hz-20Khz (+-0.03dB)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio:
      • RCA: >120dB
      • XLR: >130dB
    • Total harmonic distortion + Noise: < 0.0005%
    • Output level:
      • RCA: 2.l ±0.2Vrms.
      • XLR: 4.2 ±0.4Vrms
    • Dynamic range: > 120dB
    • Channel separation (2ch):
      • RCA: >120dB
      • XLR: >140dB
  • Mechanical:
    • Weight: 34.17lbs, 15.5Kg

    From a Magnetar spec sheet:

    Advanced image/audio processing technology

    The newly designed 6-layer immersion gold PCB motherboard circuit adopts high-precision. ultra-low phase noise TCXO temperature-compensated crystal oscillator, and doubles the high-precision power supply processing on the basis of UDP800, and with Murata Chppler ceramic capacitor TTK magnetic Components and 30 NCC electrolytic capacitors further improve the quality of sound and picture, The two audio components use 4. Zeng PCB circuit boards. and each channel is designed with independent wiring. NCC audio capacitors, with WIMA Red Weima tonic capacitors. ELENA SILMKII Brown God second-generation capacitors. independent high-power linear power supply modules, equipped with Hi-Fi XLR balanced terminals and Li-Ti RCA gold-plated unbalanced output, higher quality Hi-Fi sound quality.

    Provides excellent picture quality and sound

    UDP900 supports Dolby Vision Dolby Vision and HDR10+ high dynamic image standard, equipped with ESS9038PROD/A decoding for 2-channel XLR balance and RCA unbalanced output, ES39028PRO DIA decoding for 7.1 RCA output. Support XMOS USB AUDIO input.

    Build quality

    UDP900 extension size: 445x321x133mm (now the base), the weight of the bare machine is 15.5KG. it adopts an all-aluminum alloy body and a double-layer bottom wire reinforced structure, and the internal main components are conveniently covered with metal, which can greatly reduce vibration, noise, and external Eliminate field interference, bringing pure and unparalleled high-resolution sound and picture quality.

    Wide range of media formats and source connections

    Fully compatible with a variety of disc formats, including 4KUHT BT, BD, BT-R, BTJ-RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD, CD-RI RW. In addition, it can easily connect massive media resources with USB3.0 terminal, supports up to 16TB hard disk reading, and can support a wide range of media through the DLNA server, SMB and NFS six-purpose video, audio and photo files in the network format, such as MKV, AVI, MP4, WV, FLAC, APE, DSD. Users can easily play and manage media files on local and LAN storage devices.

    With dual power supply design

    The customized high-power switching power supply with high transient response provides power for the digital main board: 50W high-cut-rate bias noise transformer, two-stage input filter design, a large number of Japanese Rubycon electrolytic capacitors, and an independent metal shield to ensure a clean and abundant power supply , Enhance the quality of sound and picture. 50W linear ring power supply for analog audio, using imported magnetic core, high-density oxygen-free copper wire, metal cover and full potting, to reduce vibration noise, reduce heat, improve the purity of image output, and ensure audio output quality.

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    Tsing Mui
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