Analog or Digital for CDs INTO a 1603

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  1. JamieS

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    I currently have my Hitachi DVD player using Coax intot the coax digital in on my Denon 1603.

    I have read a lot of posts regarding internal DAcs etc. I was wondering what opinions people would have on if I would be better to use an anolog connection ALSO and run it into the CD input of my 1603. Use the coax for DVD and analog for CD?

    I know I should test it BUT I have (what I think ) is a high quality coax cable but have nothing more than some short Acoustics reasearch and radio shack gold plated RCA cables around . I don't want to spend $$ just to buy analog cables to compare. Will the cheaper interconnects from DVD player to reciever make the comparison between analog and digital pointless?
     
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    That was good advice. I did try the analog outputs and A/Bed it and decided within a few minutes that I prefered the digital. I don't know if it is the DAC in the DVD the reciever or just in my mind that digital is better than analog. It just sounded better to me. You are 100% right if it sounds better to ME then it is better.
     
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    Agreed. Whatever sounds better to you.
     
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    There are usually better DAC's in your receiver - unless your CD/DVD player cost more than your receiver that is.

    But A/B'ing is usually a good idea.

    ... Greg
     
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    It has actually been my expereince that the DACs in denons model lines are quite inferior to even modestly priced CDPs (200-300 dollars) so I disagree with usings DACs in denon receivers for music. sounds muddy and thin to me.

    But bottom line is to make sure you try both ways and pick the one YOU like. Making blanket statements about which is better depends purely on the listener.
     

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