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Cambridge Audio DVD79 - how good is it at playing music CDs?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by HTdude12, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. HTdude12

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    Hi,

    Anybody out there with a DVD79 unit? - If so, would you be kind enough and answer a few questions:

    How good is the playback quality of music CDs?

    Can it match a dedicated CDP such as Azur 540C or NAD C521 BEE in that regard?

    Also, does the DVD79 suffer from lip-sync issue via S-Video and Analogue outputs?

    *Since both DVD77 and DVD79 feature the same DACs, I suppose comments of those with DVD77 are welcome as well...

    TIA!

    :)
     
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    Anyone? :lease:
     
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    I had the DVD79 for a short while, didn't get far as testing CD capability which I suspect would be competent but not as good as a decent CD player.

    What put me off was the poor quality of DVD pic via component. Never tried the DVI, which I believe is better - but have read lots about the lip sync probs with DVI.

    Also note - no prog scan with component, only with the DVI..PJ :)
     
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    Thanks,

    Is it correct to assume that since 540D and both DVD79/DVD77 feature the same Crystal CS4360 DAC, their performance in CD playback is comparable?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    The 540D has a slightly better Cd Transport i believe.
     
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    In fact i read a post from a Guru at the CA forum and he assured the DVD79 is definitely a loss in terms of Audio Quality. Guess it's the price to pay for that DVI out ;) (a price far too high IMO...). And careful because the DVI out is NOT HDCP compliant! (as confirmed by the Guru also).

    I own a 540D myself and i must say the audio quality is simply amazing! :thumbsup:
     
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    Precisely ;)
     

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