DVD / CD Player Quality with Digital Out


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Username: Garyo

Post Number: 10
Registered: Mar-04
If using only the digital audio output of a CD player, do I need to have a good DAC in the CD player or since the Digital to Analog conversion is in the receiver, a less expensive CD player will provide equivalent quality?

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Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 4045
Registered: May-04

The signal that is fed to the DAC will determine the quality of the final product. A better transport mechanism will assure the lowest error readings, aliasing distortion and jitter distortion. It's difficult to find a top notch transport in a lower priced CD player.


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Username: Edison

Glendale, CA US

Post Number: 666
Registered: Dec-03
Use your computer as a transport - lower jitter makes for an upscale one. There is a lot on this topic here :

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