DVD CD Quality

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Jonathan West, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. Jonathan West

    Jonathan West

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    In preparation for a reorg of my hi-fi stack (new AV amp coming this week:clown: ), I tried playing a CD through my Pioneer 350 DVD, via the Yamaha DSP E492 processor into my Aracm Alpha 3 integrated amp. Compared this with playing the CD from my Arcam Alpha 1 CD staright into the amp.

    The Pioneer did a good job of it, but was rather bright and not as focused as using the Arcam CD player. A much more neutral sound was achieved, much tighter e.g. with the horns and trumpets. So this means I keep the CD with the reorg.

    Also means I am wquite happy to have spent the £300 on the Arcam a few years ago and it certainly holds up against newer technology:D.

    (Next experiment - once the AV amp arrives, I will try powering main speakers straight from AV amp and compare with using AV amp as pre to Alpha 3 ... may post results in the AV Amp/Receiver forum if you're interested.)

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