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Comparing Sound Quality

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by keelby1, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. keelby1

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    I really like the idea of storing all my music on my PC, however I am concerned about possible losing some quality compared to using a say £400, stand alone cd player.
    Obviously i would store on my hard drive at the optimum level. Playing dvd's using my panasonic ae100 projector instead of my stand alone panasonic without prog scan. dvd player is also a possability.

    What dvd rom/ cd rom would you reccomend?

    How much is lost recording onto the hard drive. You can pay a fortune for cd tansport. Surely a pc cd rom is going to struggle in comparison

    What sound card would you recomend ?

    My PC is in my office and he wife hates cables. Whats the best way to connect to my Denon 3803 amp and projector? Would blue tooth work?

    And most of all, how much would the above cost?
    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the link.-Still no ideas about wireless links from the HTPC to an AV amp in another room?
     
  4. Branxx

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    I recommend LiteOn CDRW for ripping music. They are very precise and recognise and bypass new generation of 'digitally protected' CDs.

    As for the sound card do a search on RME.
     
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    Now thats an interesting thing,Branxx....I have a Liteon DVD drive in my HCPC...do you know if that feature extends to those drives also?
     
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    alex2,

    I don't know if LineOn DVD drives would equally recognise 'digitally protected'. The new Tubular Bells 2003 is 'digitally protected' and maybe you can experiment. My Sony DVD-RW DRU-500A was fooled by the 'protection' and recognised the CD as data, and then loaded a miniscule player application.
     
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    Thanks very much,Branxx.....will try and see what happens.
     

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