2021-06-24

Two new UHD Blu-ray players from newcomer Reavon launching in April

Newcomer Reavon will launch its first two Ultra HD Blu-ray players in April. UBR-X100 and UBR-X200 are both described as 'universal disc players'. Prices start at 800 Euro.    

Reavon UHD Blu-ray players

These are the first UHD Blu-ray players from Reavon, owned by Groupe Archisoft of France. The two players are designed as high-end disc spinners for videophile and audiophiles. Reavon describes both UBR-X100 and UBR-X200 as 'universal disc players' with support for UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, and CD. They support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X as well as HDR10 and Dolby Vision, whereas no support for HDR10+ is listed. Both have two HDMI outputs; one for video and one for audio.

Two new UHD Blu-ray players from newcomer Reavon launching in April

Reavon UBR-X100 (top) and UBR-X200 (bottom)

It is not often that we see newcomers in this segment anymore. Sales of UHD Blu-ray players started to decline in 2018, and Oppo abandoned the market the same year. Samsung followed in early 2019. LG, Panasonic, Sony and a handful of other players are still in the game and in late 2020 PS5 and Xbox Series X arrived with UHD Blu-ray playback support. However, the market remains a niche as evidenced by the new Reavon players. The differences between the two models lie in analog audio output ports and other advanced audio capabilities in UBR-X200, and you will be paying a hefty premium for those features.

Two new UHD Blu-ray players from newcomer Reavon launching in April

Reavon UBR-X100 (top) and UBR-X200 (bottom)

Additional specifications and features are listed below. In Germany, UBR-X100 is listed for 800 Euro while UBR-X200 carries a 1600 Euro price tag. The new players will be available in April.

Reavon UBR-X200 specifications

Main features - Universal Disc Player - Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, SACD, CD - BD-Live/BONUSVIEW - HDR10 - Dolby Vision - 36-bit Deep Colour/”x.v.Colour” - Dual HDMI Output - Video Adjust - Backlite Remote Control - DLNA / SMB host - Fast boot - Multimedia playback (MKV, WMA, WAVE, FLAC, DSD, JPG) Video features - 4K Scaling - Enhance the home cinema experience by quadrupling Full HD 1080p resolution with 4K (3840 x 2160) scaling of all video sources. - True 24p Cinema - Many Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are encoded at 24 frames per second, the same frequency as the original film screened in theaters. The UBR-X200 maintains the original 24-fps rate straight through to the screen with progressive scanning. - Dolby Vision® - This stunning HDR imaging technology brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen. - Video Adjust - Set the brightness, contrast, color saturation, hue, sharpness and noise reduction. Audio features - Texas Instruments Burr-Brown Audio PCM1690 DACs - Large-Capacity PCB Toroidal Transformer (Military Engineering Class) - Custom Audiophile Capacitors - Direct Function for Pure Analogue Audio Output - Dual HDMI Output for Pure Digital Audio Output - Jitter-less Clock - Ultra-Rigid Construction - 3 mm Steel Plate Rigid Under Base for Low Noise and Low Centre of Gravity - High Quality Main Circuit Board for High S/N Ratio - Rigid & Quiet Optical Drive - 24-Bit Delta-Sigma DAC - 8-Channel DAC: -- High Performance: Differential, fS = 48 kHz -- THD+N: –94 dB -- SNR: 113 dB -- Dynamic Range: 113 dB -- Sampling Rate: 8 kHz to 192 kHz -- System Clock: 128 fS, 192 fS, 256 fS, 384 fS, 512 fS, 768 fS, 1152 fS -- Differential Voltage Output: 8 VPP -- Analog Lowpass Filter Included -- 4x/8x Oversampling Digital Filter: --- Passband Ripple: ±0.0018 dB​ --- Stop Band Attenuation: –75 dB -- Zero Flag -- Data Length: 16, 20, 24, 32 Bits - Analog Mute by Clock Halt Detection - Music File Playback: FLAC (2.0/5.1), M4A, WMA, WAVE, DSF (2.0/5.1), DFF (2.0/5.1), MP3, OGG - Home Theater Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HRA, DTS:X ​ Terminals - HDMI 1 Out for Audio/Video - HDMI 2 for Audio Only - Digital Coaxial Out - Digital Optical Out - USB In (1 USB 2.0 Front, 1 USB 3.0 Rear) - Ethernet - RS-232C - Analogue Audio Out Stereo (RCA Unbalanced, XLR Balanced) - Analogue Audio Out 7.1/5.1 Specifications - Power Requirements: AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz - Power Consumption: 42 W - Power Consumption During Standby: 0.45 W - Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 82 x 351 mm - Weight: NC

Reavon UBR-X100 specifications

Main features - Universal Disc Player - Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, CD - BD-Live/BONUSVIEW - HDR10 - Dolby Vision - 36-bit Deep Colour/”x.v.Colour” - Dual HDMI Output - Video Adjust - SMB host - Fast boot - Multimedia playback (MKV, WMA, WAVE, FLAC, DSD, JPG) Video features - 4K Upscaling - Enhance the home cinema experience by quadrupling Full HD 1080p resolution with 4K (3840 x 2160) upscaling of all video sources. - True 24p Cinema - Many Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are encoded at 24 frames per second, the same frequency as the original film screened in theaters. The UBR-X100 maintains the original 24-fps rate straight through to the screen with progressive scanning. - Dolby Vision® - This stunning HDR imaging technology brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen. - Video Adjust - Set the brightness, contrast, color saturation, hue, sharpness and noise reduction. Audio features - HDMI Audio Only the get the best audio digital experience - Ultra-Rigid Construction - 3 mm Steel Plate Rigid Under Base for Low Noise and Low Centre of Gravity - Rigid & Quiet Optical Drive - Music File Playback: FLAC, M4A, WMA, WAVE, DSF, DFF, MP3, OGG - Home Theater Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HRA, DTS:X Terminals - HDMI 1 Out for Audio/Video - HDMI 2 for Audio Only - Digital Coaxial Out - Digital Optical Out - USB In (1 USB 2.0 Front, 1 USB 3.0 Rear) - Ethernet Specifications - Power Requirements: AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz - Power Consumption: 32 W - Power Consumption During Standby: 0.45 W - Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 82 x 351 mm - Weight: NC
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