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Upgrade from DVD to CD player for my CD's?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by nicklang, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. nicklang

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    Hello,

    I am listening to my CD's on a sony DVD/CD player at the moment it's a
    DVP-NS705V.

    My system is an Marantz SR6200, Mission 74i floorstanders, Mission 71 rears and a mission 72C centre.

    I am thinking about upgrading to a dedicated CD player, how much difference in sound quality would I acheive with one of the midrange players, such as, Cambidge Audio 640C azure or an Arcam CD72 or 73?

    If it is worthwhile getting a dedicated CD player what's around for £200-£300?

    Thanks
     
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    there would be a marked improvment but i would say go for a second hand exdem unit. Different players produce a different sound i would call the sony bright as i have a ns930.
     
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    Maybe try and go for a second hand dac and stereo amp for even more improvement?
     
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    One of the few worthwhile DACs(new that is) at that price range is the MF X-DAC 3....nicely made,good sound quality,relatively inexpensive,and upgradeable with a separate PSU should you wish.

    I'd say that Nick's suggestion is well worth looking into,and certainly worth taking a few of the budget DACs like the MF for a trial.
     
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    The MF X-DAC v3 is £500, whats the MF X-24K like?
     
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    What about those cheap as chips Dac somebody was selling on ebay which supposedly where very good albeit a little ghetto. Sorry I can't be more specific, perhaps someone else knows what I'm going on about?
     
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    You may be thinking of the NOS DAC and TUBE DAC+....if you do a search on NOS DAC,it should provide you with links and prices of about $250(US) or thereabouts but in kit form,although it can be supplied built as far as I can remember.
     
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    Ah yes it was the NOS DAC I was thinking of :)
     

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