Magnetar UDP800: discover the new high-end 4K UHD Blu-ray player!


Mis à jour le 10 January 2023.

A new reference enters the market of high-end 4K Blu-ray players! Almost two years after Reavon, it’s the turn of the Hong Kong brand Magnetar-Audio to present its new creation: the Magnetar UDP800. On the menu: HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, audio and video playback on physical disks, local network and USB devices, with dual HDMI output, RCA and XLR audio outputs…

Magnetar UDP800: front view
Delivering the best picture and sound quality with your HD and 4K Blu-ray discs, CDs, DVDs and media files, the Magnetar UDP800 4K Blu-ray player features a rigorous design and high-end components.

Magnetar UDP800: long live Blu-ray and DVD!

This news has to sting a little for those who predicted the end of physical media a while ago. Joining Reavon in the niche of high-end Blu-ray players, the Magnetar UDP800 should appeal to those who regret the disappearance of the iconic Oppo UDP-803 and Pioneer UDP-LX800.
Audio CDs, SA-CDs, video and audio DVDs, Blu-ray HD and Blu-ray 4K UHD, burned CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray: the Magnetar UDP800 plays all current disc formats.

Extremely versatile, the Magnetar UDP800 plays HD and 4K Blu-ray discs, DVDs, audio CDs and SA-CDs. It also handles dematerialized audio and video files via the local network and USB: H264 and H265 for video, DSD64/128, multichannel DSD64 and PCM 192 kHz/24-bit for audio.

Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray: the Ultra High Definition disc

Magnetar UDP800: image and audio excellence

Of course, this high-end Blu-ray player is HDR10/HDR10+ and Dolby Vision compatible. It also supports BT.2020 (4K), BT.709 (HD) and BT.601 (SD) color spaces. It is a quad-core MediaTek MT8581 chip that provides video processing. In particular, it handles 4K UHD upscaling of 1080p HD Blu-ray as well as DVD upscaling.

Everything there is to know about HDR and Dolby Vision
Magnetar UDP800: interior view
With a quad-core video processor, rugged chassis, shielded power supply, audiophile-grade components and balanced analog audio section, the Magnetar UDP800 4K UHD Blu-ray player is all about quality audio and video playback.

Regarding sound, Dolby and DTS 5.1, 7.1 HD and immersive formats (Dolby Atmos/DTS:X) are supported. And for those who love high-fidelity stereo, the Magnetar UDP800 makes a great component. Its dual Burr-Brown PCM 1795 DAC and balanced audio section with RCA and XLR outputs guarantee exceptional musical qualities. Its reinforced chassis and shielded power supply limit vibrations, noise and interference. Add to that a dual HDMI output (audio and video) and you can easily connect it to any 4K UHD TV or 4K UHD projector for the picture, as well as to any AV receiver or hi-fi amplifier for the sound.

Magnetar UDP800: rear view
The UDP800 Magnetar 4K Blu-ray player’s connectivity allows it to be connected to a 4K UHD TV or a 4K UHD projector for the image and an AV receiver and/or a hi-fi amplifier for the sound.

Priced at €1,599, the Magnetar UDP800 Blu-ray player is the perfect Christmas gift for home-cinephiles and audiophiles. Allowing them to make the most of their Blu-ray, DVD, CD and SACD collection.

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