D/A-Converters, which to use?

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  1. MathiasA

    MathiasA Auditioning

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    If I've understood it correctly...
    ...a good CD-player is a player that has good D/A-converters. So if you're using a $1000 CD-player hooked up with a $300 A/V-receiver and using the digital output/input, then you'll be using the receiver's D/A-converters. The configuration is a waste of good D/As.

    Instead, if you're using a $70 CD-player hooked up with a $1000 A/V-receiver using the digital output/input, will that be a better solution? Will I have a better sound with this configuration?

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  2. John Royster

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    It depends.

    I'd recommend trying both ways. Use the DACs that sound best to you. In general a good CD player's DACs will run circles around those found in receivers.
     
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    A good CD player is a player that has good DACs as well as a good, low jitter transport.
     
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  5. MathiasA

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    Ok, thanks for the answers.
    I will buy a new receiver this fall, an Onkyo TX-DS797 or probably the successor (SR800). How much money will I have to pay for a CD-player with D/A-converters surpassing the D/A-converters of the receiver?
    How good are DVD-players for playing CDs?
    Are there technical specs that can tell how good a D/A-converter is?
    // Mathias A
     

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