Oppo doesn't need anyone to hype their products. You would be hard-pressed to find negative reviews for any of the products they currently have on market or have ever offered. Dollar for dollar they are the best out there by far. True dat. I have a $3.5K CD player Sony SCD-777ES and the Oppo 83 at $499 competes with it on a SACD basis and possibly exceeds the CD quality (of course my player is 10 years old and digital moves fast).