Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by Sweden, Feb 24, 2005.
Hi, Wich is the best cdplayer ?
The DV29 is the better cd player I think, but hey what do I know I've got a CD33 as well.
What about the DV27A; I've just managed to get hold of a brand new one of these for just under a thousand pounds. I was going to SDI mod it, so I would have a top quality DVD & CD player.
I purchased it on the basis that from a CD perspective it would significantly outperform my existing DV79. I also thought that it had the same Wolfson Audio DACs as the DV29, so would sound the same.
Hopefully, the DV27A will have the same robust disc comptability (+/-R) as my existing DV79.
If any of the above is untrue, and you think I've made a mistake, let me know. To me, it seemed pointless buying a DV29, because I don't want the HDMI, I want SDI instead.
I can't give you a comparison, but the DV29 is a mighty good CD player to my ears (hats off to Arcam for such a great product).
Wolfson DAC? Really? I worked for them (briefly) last year - not designing DACs hasten to add . Small world innit.
I can't remember what the differences were between the DV27A and the DV29 but there were definitely some, I think the recent Hi-Fi News review of the DV29 mentioned something about the analogue audio output improvements over the DV27A. Don't get me wrong here, the DV27A is a great CD player but the DV29 is just a teency weency bit better.
I dont really understand why you have the CD33 aswell . My local dealer said that Arcams best cdplayer is DV29. So you could spend your money on cds instead of having the CD33.
Which Arcam dealer was that? I am an Arcam dealer and have been for a long time. I can tell you straight out that the DV29 is not even close to the CD33 for CD replay. I don't understand how any dealer could contemplate thinking that a £1600 DVD player will play CDs as well as a £1350 dedicated cd player.
Have you listened to any of these machines? If not, then you should, rather than blindly follow your dealer's reccomendations and everybody elses on here. I am not saying don't listen to advice from your dealer and fellow Arcam owners but make your own mind up with your own ears.
I shall do that ,
and comeback to you !
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