I need some advice about DAC's in prepros

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Keir H, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Keir H

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    I currently have a preamp that converts all incoming signals to digital. The DAC is a CS4226..now if I want to connect a better DAC with the purchase of a cd player, would I make the use of the DAC by goin analog? Or, will will my preamp converta that signal as well to dig, back to analog? I want to purchase an used good quality entry grade 'audiophile' cd player. Is this a good idea to go for one of these to get better sound than my dvd player playing cd's? SHould I stay with using my preamp as my DAC since I wont see an improvement with a players DAC's if the signal is converted all those times? I'm a little confused on how this works since I know I dont have an analog bypass..please help
     
  2. Lewis Besze

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    Since your preamp converts everything to digital then there is no sense to buy an expensive cd player only to bypass it's dacs or worse introduce another A-D-D-A conversion.
     
  3. Kevin C Brown

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    What preamp do you have? No 5.1 analog inputs? No "stereo analog bypass" mode at all?
     
  4. Keir H

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    No, Kevin it doesnt it doesnt have 5.1 ins either..its a EAD Encore and those in the know, know that the older ones have no bypass nor 5.1 ins [​IMG]...so its fruitless to think that I'll take advantage of SACD or DVDA? Dont get me wrong its good to me now but I know it would be better with a much better source than a JCV 723 dvd player....any other ideas? thanks all...
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

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    Keir- Taka a look around for a Sony TA-P9000ES. Very nice 5.1 analog preamp that was specifically designed to essentially add 5.1 inputs to a unit like yours. [​IMG]
     
  6. Keir H

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    THanks Kevi, I have heard of these. I guess I have to find em used since I dont think Sony caries it anymore...thanks again..
     
  7. Kevin Deacon

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    Good luck finding a Sony TA-P9000ES. I am scouring ebay and audiogon everyday so you'll have to outbid me to get one[​IMG]
     

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