Why doesn't the analog outputs on a universal player degrade the sound (DVD-A/SACD)?

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  1. John Pine

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    As opposed to a Tos-Link or Digital Coax connection? I'm interested in a universal player and I'm considering the Pioneer DV45A. DVD-A or SACD players aren't available with a digital connection, right?
     
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    currently, you can't use a digital connection for sacd/dvd-a. it's an industry thing to prevent someone from making a perfect digital copy of the music.

    a couple of companies (on their higher end units, denon and pioneer come to mind) have a proprietary digital connection that can be utilized to effectively handle bass-management.

    so...for now...it's six more cables baby!
     
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    The difference in quality between analog and digital is not solely determined by the connection type. If your player has better DACs than your receiver, you can actually get BETTER sound via the analog connection and good cables.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! So.....how critical are the RCA cables connecting the two. Is it really necessary to buy Monster Cables/equivalent or can I just buy some decent cables from the Shack. By the way, I will be connecting the player to a Yamaha RX-V530.
     
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    Got it, Thanks Ted!
     

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