Cd Player dead should I use DVD Player

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  1. Bob Cal

    Bob Cal Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok I have an old Sony CD player that has basically died. 1o years old. Now I also have a Sony DVD player . So here goes. Is there any major difference between a CD player and DVD player. Not sure if the lasers are setup different. I know I can play CD on the DVD which I have been doing. But should I invest in a new CD player or just keep using the DVD player. I enjoy music CD's so I am tempted to invest in a new one if it would mean increase in sound quality.

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    Bob
     
  2. Bruce Hedtke

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    Bob,

    A dedicated CD player will give you better performance and sound quality than a DVD player will. Plus, playing CD's will increase the wear and tear on your player. If you listen to lots of music for extended periods of time, go with a new CD player. If you only listen occasionally, a DVD player should be more than adequate.

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    Bob, what Sony DVD player do you have, and if you were to buy a CD player, how much would you spend. In my experience, if you consider a similar price point, a dedicated CD player will outperform a DVD player. The design budgets of the two players are similar, and with the DVD player, a significant portion of that budget must be allotted to the video section of the player (video DAC, DVD laser, video outputs, and DTS and/or Dolby Digital decoders in some cases). On the flipside, the entire design budget for a CD player is dedicated to audio, and it usually shows in the relative performance.

    Thus far, I have only considered the scenario of comparably priced CD and DVD players. Now, if your DVD player is the Sony DVP-S9000ES that originally retailed for $1500 and you are only looking to spend $300 on a CD player, then I would say without hesitation that your DVD player would be the better CD player. On the other hand, if you have the Sony DVP-NS300 and are looking to spend $500 on a CD player, the scales would tip to the CD player. Let us know what DVD player you have and how much you are looking to spend on a CD player. With the latter information, people here can make suggestions of CD players to look at. Also indicate if you prefer a single-disc player, carousel changer, or a megachanger (jukebox).

    Finally, I agree with the idea presented here by others about reducing wear and tear on your DVD player by having a dedicated CD player.
     
  5. Bob Cal

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    Keith you hit the model right on the nose. The DVD is a Sony NS-300. I was thinking of spending around $600cdn on a CD player. The problem is I am about 200 miles from the nearest town that carries any audio products. I am also looking at upgrading my speakers from Paradigm Mini Monitors to the Studio 60's (moving the mini's to the back). So I am planning on spending alot of time listening to music in the near future, once I have a new cd player.

    I would be looking a single cd player.

    So any suggestion would help. The cd player that died was also a Sony CDP-40. Some of the product lines that are available to me are JVC, Sony, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Denon, Rotel, and Yamaha.
     

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