Panasonic 4K Ultra HD Streaming Blu-ray Player

Panasonic 4K Ultra HD Streaming Blu-ray Player

Just fyi here. This not the new 2021 version ( Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K). But the older version ( Panasonic DP-UB9000). Again this is for your information only!

Not only is it not the revised model, but mine was an open-box return from “Magnolia Home Theater.” Back it goes!

Only difference is the audio DAC. Only serious audiophiles will be able to hear the difference.

The 2 players are essentially the same in terms of performance and features.
The only difference is the manufacturer / model of the DAC due to a fire at the factory /plant where the old one (AKM) was manufactured.

The DAC is used for ANALOG audio, where a serious audiophile might notice an audible difference between the old AKM DAC and new ESS DACs.

Best of all, it seems someone on avsforum said he would pay extra to get the AKM DAC of this original version. That is the one Woot was selling as part of this deal!
The new UB9000P1K player uses an ESS DAC for 2.0 analog audio and another ESS DAC for 5.1 analog audio.