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Analog to digital converter question?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TanD, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. TanD

    TanD Stunt Coordinator

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    is any one using or think of using a analog to digital converter, something like this
    http://www.tradertrax.com/a_d_converter.htm
    to convert the analog signal from your VCR (even your regular cable, cd player without digital out or anything without digital out, etc..) from analog signal stereo L & R to digital signal and connect to a very high quality receiver i.e. denon 5800, do you think it would give you a better sound than using the analog output of those source, especially from from VCR and Cable (i don't think VCR and Cable has and DAC to talk about right?)
    Please give your opinions thanks
     
  2. JohanK

    JohanK Second Unit

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    In theory, an analog signal turned to digital and then back to analog will sound no better (and probably worse) it would in its original analog form.
    I'm guessing the Denon 5800 or any other current (i.e. digital) hi-end receiver will turn an analog signal into a digital one anyway before it does its multichannel decoding (I'm thinking DPL here) anyway. Unless the A/D converter inside the receiver is not of sufficient quality, it wouldn't make sense to add an outboard D/A converter for a VCR or regular cable.
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