Suitable Upgrade for Sony DVP-NS900V

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  1. Hawklord

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    I currently have Sony's "Flagship" SACD/DVD player the DVP-NS900v. Although I am happy with the functionality and performance of this piece of kit I'm looking to move up the ladder in terms of video and audio performance.
    I would be looking for both excellent stereo and multichannel audio reproduction(not sacd/dvd-a), competent video ( not necessarily with progressive scan - I don't think my tv supprts it?) without an internal dd/dts decoder.
    Given My current amp is a Denon AVR3802 would I benefit from purchasing a higher performance dvd player or would the amplifier limit the effectiveness of the higher spec machine?
    With a budget of around £1000 what product would be suitable and would complement my current kit?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Anyone........:eek:
     
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    If you don't need Progressive Scan, don't wish to delight in SACD / DVD-A wonderland, you may as well keep your perfectly adequate Sony DVP-NS900V.
    Buy some Guinness instead :)
     
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    For general cd playback would it be worth purchasing a dedicated cd player ? If so what budget would you advise before I would hit overkill given my amps performance?
    I'm a bit of a whimp on the alcohol front these days- can't hack the hangovers and don't know when to stop:devil:
    I'd rather spend my disposable income on kit instead of pissing it up the wall and having nothing to show for it (apart from waking up in strange places, sometimes next to some dodgy bird!):smoke:
     
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    I really like Arcam CD players, if you are really interested in normal CD replay, rather than buying SACD titles, try and have a home trial of the Arcams.
    Improved CD player performance should make a difference whatever you spend.
    When comparing yourself, you may be surprised to find you prefer the sound of Arcam playing CDs over the Sony playing SACDs.
    A top CD player is often better than a mid-price SACD player, except regarding multi-channel of course.
     
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    after much thought and research i have taken the plunge a decided to go for an arcam cd72t (if audition found to be satistfactory). I shall have to make do with my denon for stereo playback for the moment , but, will be on the look out for an integrated two channel amplifier in the next few months.

    What would your suggestions be for a suitable amp to drive my B&W 602 S3's fronts in stereo?- or will my denon suffice?
     
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    I would arrange a home trial of matching Arcam amplifier at the same time, if you try it back to back with your Denon you can decide if you think the difference worthwhile.
    Obviously many alternatives to try but I doubt you will be disappointed by the Arcam combo.
     
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    just come across a nad c350 for £219 is this a viable option?
     
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    At this point I would start a new thread in Amplifiers And Receivers section, I have no knowledge of NAD products, except for a 3020 twenty odd years ago :blush:
     
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    Thanx for all the advice!!
     

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