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Arcam Diva CD62 connection ?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by fuzzybee, Dec 17, 2002.

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  1. fuzzybee

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    Being a home cinema buff for many years now,
    my current setup is a Yamaha RX-V730RDS amp and a Mirage AVS500 speaker package with matching sub.
    The amp is new but the speakers are around four years old now but still impress.
    The burning question i need answering is what connection for my newly purchased Arcam Diva CD62?

    It has Coaxil,optical and standard L&R audio connections on the back.
    Do i use the onboard DAC on the cd player so connect it by L&R analogue connection to the amp.
    Or do i use either Coaxil or optical and let the amp's DAC do the work?

    I have both a QED coaxil amd Optical cable going spare and also a iXOS L&R cable going spare,
    so no added cost on my part.

    I have tried to compare the sound with all three connections but am unsure?
    Is there an expert outthere who can advise me what would be best?
    (my dvd player currently occupies the only coaxil input on my amp but can easily be changed to optical)

    Any help would be greatly received
     
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    For best sound quality I would expect the CD player's internal DACs to give the best results, provided your receiver has a true analogue bypass path. Inexpensive receivers (and indeed many expensive ones) cannot regenerate a low jitter clock from a digital signal which will compromise the sound quality achieved via their own DACs.

    HTH.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     

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