Magnetar UDP900 4K UHD Blu-ray Player | Product Profile

Magnetar UDP900


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Looking for a reference quality high-end 4K Blu-ray player and you are not concerned about price but only top-notch features, build quality and performance, then you owe it to yourself to check out what enthusiasts and reviewers consider the best Blu-ray player currently available.

The Magnetar UDP900 is a reference 4K Ultra HD Universal Blu-ray player and is equipped with the professional quad-core system Mediatek MT8581 chipset for advanced image decoding and processing technology. The UDP900 supports Blu-ray discs that are encoded with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ and HDR 10 high dynamic range formats. HDR or high dynamic range is a feature that allows for increased picture brightness, a wider range of colors, and improved contrast.

This means that the UDP900 will produce eye-popping brightness, contrast and vibrant colors. Picture images are rich and full, with vivid colors, even in low-light environments.

The UDP900 also supports HDR to SDR conversion.

The UDP900’s 4K upscaling feature converts low-resolution video sources up to 4K UHD resolution which is four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p, which improves picture quality for the best home video experience possible.

Now that you know how well the Magnetar UDP900 manages video processing, it also does an equally impressive job producing audio. First, for audiophile sound quality, this player uses premium DACs or digital-analog converters. For 2-channel XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced outputs, this player uses Sabre ES9038PRO DAC. And for the 7.1 RCA outputs, the UDP900 uses Sabre ES9028PRO DAC.

The UDP900 also has a “Pure Audio” mode function to bring uncompromised sound quality. Pure Audio playback adopts two ultra-low noise 100MHz TCXO temperature-compensated crystal oscillators for a more accurate systemclock.

Magnetar UDP900

UDP900 Rear Panel

When it comes down to high-fidelity lossless music, the UDP900 will decode DSD64/128, DSD64 multichannel and 192 kilohertz 24-bit formats with support for AIFF, ALAC, APE, FLAC and WAV audio files. The UDP900 also supports Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Dolby Atmos, Auro3D, DTS-X and DTS Virtual X, allowing you to enjoy the best panoramic sound and an immersive audio experience.

The Magnetar UDP900 is a true universal player and supports most standard disc and media formats, such as 4K UHD-BD, BD, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD, and CD-R/RW. In addition, USB external hard drives up to 16 tera bites are supported, with direct access from your computer or NAS via your local network using DLNA, SMB or NFS protocols supporting a wide range of media formats including MKV, AVI, MP4, M2TS, WAV, FLAC, APE, MP3, DSD, etc.

The UDP900 is built like a tank and features top-notch build quality. It weighs 15.5 kilograms or 34 pounds. The UDP900 is built around an all-aluminum alloy body and a reinforced double-layer chassis structure. This type of high-quality chassis construction and stability allows for exceptional audio and video performance.

The internal main components are independently shielded by metal casing, reducing vibration, noise and external magnetic field interference, bringing pure and high-resolution audio and video quality. The internal main components are premium grade and were chosen to deliver the best video and audio quality available for a Blu-ray player of this caliber.

The Magnetar UDP900 has a dual power supply design featuring a customized high-power switching supply with a transient response that provides power for the digital board section. A 60-watt high-power low-noise transformer with a two-stage filter design along with a multitude of Japanese Rubycon electronic capacitors are used to meet the high transient response required by surround sound systems and high-resolution audio. A separate metal case dampens noise providing stability and quietness, further enhancing the audio and video quality.

Additionally, a 60-watt toroidal transformer supplies power for analog audio. Using imported magnetic core, high-quality oxygen-free copper wiring, metal shields and full epoxy filling is used to reduce vibration noise and heat generation improving output and audio quality.

Magnetar Remote

Magnetar Remote

UDP900 Main Features List:

  • Universal Disc Player – Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, DVD Audio, SACD, CD
  • HDR10 / HDR10+ / Dolby Vision – Bring extraordinarily rich color, contrast and brightness to the screen.
  • HDR to SDR Conversion – Convert HDR to SDR, with BT.2020/BT.709/BT.601 color space support.
  • 36-bit Deep Colour/”x.v.Color” – Enhance SD video content with richer colors.
  • 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 movie theaters.
  • 4K Upscaling – Enhance the home cinema experience by quadrupling Full HD 1080p resolution with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) upscaling of all video content.
  • Dual HDMI Outputs – Separate audio and video streams for full compatibility with older AV receivers.
  • Video Settings – Set the brightness, contrast, color saturation, hue, sharpness and noise reduction.
  • Audio Video Sync – Fine-tune audio/video synchronization (Forward/Backward).
  • Backlit Remote Control – Easily control your player with backlit keys.
  • XLR Output – Gold-plated balanced and unbalanced audio analog terminals for convenient analog output.
  • Fast boot / Fast menus – Quickly access the general menu and launch discs.
  • Multimedia Playback – Easily play most types of audio and video files from a USB hard drive or the network DLNA, SMB or NFS (MKV, FLAC, AIFF, MP3, JPG).
  • Solid Quality in Chassis Construction – Solid high rigidity metal body and a double layer chassis structure.
  • Dimensions: 17.51 x 12.64 x 5.23 inches

The Magnetar UDP900 is one of the best 4K Blu-ray players ever made. It has all the bells and whistles that make this a true reference quality universal 4K Blu-ray player. However, it is expensive at $2,999.00, but for audio and videophiles alike, this player will be worth the price of admission for all those who desire the very best in video and audio performance.

Magnetar UDP800


If you want a less expensive version of the UDP900 with fewer features but still delivers excellent performance, then check out the UDP800 ($1,599.00).

The UDP900 and UDP800 are available now from select retailers or the Magnetar store.

Check out the YouTube video for the UDP900 here.

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