SONY DVP735 DVD PLAYER - Guidance

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  1. GRAHAME

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    Hello All

    Does anyone know if for playing cd's it is best to connect the dvd player to the Amp (sony strd940) by the audio out into the cd input on the amp in addition to the digital coax input or to just rely on the coax ???
     
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    I have the 735 and the STRDB1070 (similar to the 940) and I use optical digital only. I have not got it conected via the audio outs.

    The only reason you would have the audio outs connected (from the DVD player) is if you want to switch the 940 to 'CD' function to listen to CD's (which will activate the CD RCA inputs you're talking about).

    As long as your OK with being on the 'DVD' function of the receiever to listen to your CD's (and there is no real reason you shouldn't be) - its all OK.

    I personally beleive that there is little difference between optical and coaxial, but either are superior to the audio outputs for stereo music.

    Some audiophiles disagree.<br />Hope this helps.
     
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    Connected by a digital cable you are using the amp's DAC, whereas using stereo analogue connections, you are using the DVD players DAC.<br />You may find one sounds better than the other, but then again...
     
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    I'd give it a try, you may find the D/A converters in the DVD player do a better job than those in the amp.

    I did an experiment on my CD player (Rega Planet) and sending the digital out to the amp was a lot worse than sending an analog signal.

    Not conclusive proof because there was other things that could have affected it, but give it a go and see if you notice any difference.
     
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    Slingshot,<br /> <br />Agreed; I would definitely expect a dedicated CD player to sound better using its own DAC.<br /> <br />For a laugh one night, I might see what my MF X-ray sounds like decoded by the DSP-E800, rather than 'stereo' into a dedicated pre-amp <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .

    [ 29-08-2001: Message edited by: Nike ]</p>
     
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    CRAIG - NICK - SLINGSHOT<br />TKS GUYS - APPRECIATED
     
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    That's pretty much what I did, by letting my DSPE800 do the signal mangling (oops sorry I meant decoding), I only did it because a friend lent me some DTS encoded CD's, and my DVD player was crap at the time.

    So that's what I meant when I said it wasn't a particularly fair test because using analog didn't go anywhere near the processor and I couldn't be bothered to rewire the connections.
     

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