using receiver to power cd player -rca cables or single digital cable

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  1. AmusingistheDawn

    AmusingistheDawn Stunt Coordinator

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    I bought a DCD-3520 and the DAC is far better than the one in the receiver. To utilize the DAC in the CDP do I simply need to connect with RCA cables?
     
  2. Selden Ball

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    Yes.

    Just hook them up to the old fashioned red/white CD connections on your receiver.

    However, how much better it will sound also depends on your receiver. Some have a "stereo direct" setting which causes their analog inputs to completely bypass any internal digital circuitry. Some do not. Redigitizing the analog output of a quality DAC defeats the purpose. That's why some people invest in a separate analog stereo system.
     
  3. AmusingistheDawn

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    I'm half way there. I'm looking for an older receiver from the 70's to suit my needs, however in the meantime the 2808 will do.

    It does have a Pure Direct Mode which is different than the Direct/Stereo Mode it also has. I have read that is bypasses all the circuitry inside. Anyways, I'll eventually get an amp/receiver for 2 channel stereo, but then that also includes new speakers...so, I hope this sounds good for the time being.
     

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