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DVD player this is truely universal?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by MR2Harvey, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. MR2Harvey

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    Right I'm looking for a DVD player that has a great picture but can also play in order of importance:-

    CD audio -- upto a standalone CD player of say £300

    DVD audio / SACD -- of good quality.


    What I am thinking of is replacing my CD player and getting a DVD with DVDA and SACD. I could get two players but was just wondering........ Can any DVD player, play CD audio well?




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    No one have an opinion on this?

    What i really want to know, can DVD players play CD audio well and if which ones. I'd like to get an all-in-one solution if I can. DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD & CD audio.

    The Pioneer's have a good write-up but not so good on CD?


    Cheers for any assistance



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    Try Denon 2900 and Arcam DV89 for both great DVD and good CD replay, but I think some formats (SACD on the Arcam?) are skipped.

    That all-formats-in-one, fabulous sounding machine for under £1000 isn't quite here yet IMO. But they are getting close......
     
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    The Denon is supposed to be a very good universal player,as is the Pioneer 868,but having only tried the Pioneer,I can only comment on that and say whilst good,it certainly doesnt come much higher than a £300 CD only player.

    Best advice would be to try one in your own home,and see how acceptable it is on CD replay.
     
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    I've had a Denon 2900 for the last 10 days or so, and its truly amazing.

    I used to have a Sony 7700, but the Denon seems to give an even better picture than the Sony.

    The CD playback is crystal clear, and I still havent tried out the DVD-A or SACD.

    Make sure you get good quality cables/interconnects too.

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    Intesting about the cables what should you use:-

    DVD coaxial digital? (for DD 5.1 to amp)
    DVD audio 6 phono leads? (using on board DAC)
    SACD 6 phono leads? (using on board DAC)
    CD coaxial or phono? (coaxial using DAC in amp or Phono using DAC in player)

    can you use all three?




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    Yes, or optical can also be used if DVD and receiver have both (most do).
    Again yes, unless you have the Pioneer DVD & receiver that have the firewire ports for DVD-A/SACD. This will save some money on the analogue cables as it is a single digital cable.
    Well you could try either and see which sounds best to you, but the general rule is that analogue is better for CD.

    Yes!

    Some people say that my DVD (Toshiba SD900) is very good at CD playback, but never tried it as I always use the Arcam. If it is as good as some say then this will do everything you require except SACD. It was origionally a £1500 player, but can now be bought for £500 and that IMHO is a real bargain as DVD playback is superb!

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