Already recognised by our colleagues at EISA, through whom we enjoyed early access to this player, Panasonic’s high-specification universal disc player has come to market at the perfect time to benefit from Oppo’s ending production of what have for many years been the ‘go-to’ high-end disc spinners. In comes Panasonic $1649 UB9000, similarly high-spec for video and for audio as well, with balanced output connections, multiple high-end DAC channels operating at 32-bit/768kHz (playing WAV files up to 32/384kHz), isolated power supplies for analogue and digital sections, and a two-layer chassis using thick steel plate and aluminium for high rigidity... more like a high-end hi-fi audio player than your average Blu-ray player. For video it plays UHD Blu-rays with HDR10 and Dolby Vision for High Dynamic Range, in addition to standard Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs... and streaming online services as well. The UB9000 is now the 4K player to beat, and represents a new reference in disc spinning.
More info: www.panasonic.com.au
“Panasonic has loaded all its years of expertise into this new reference in disc spinning.”