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Are there any CD players that has digital inputs that will allow you to use its internal DAC? I know the Cambridge Audio Azur 740c has SP/DIF Coax and optical inputs. However, this model is discontinued. Any ideas of others?

 

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Interesting looking

 

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Another player you might look at is the OPPO. I don't think it has digital inputs, but I know it can play digital files from hdds via USB and ESATA and from flashdrives. And it's one nice player as it's SACD, DVD-A and Blu-ray.

 

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Almost all the top of the line Carys, except for the 303/300, have digital inputs.

*ANTIPODES CX--- Ethernet--->

*CARY DMS-600 STREAMER/DAC---> XLR ICs--->

*CARY SLP-05 preamp (Ultimate Upgrade ed.)---> XLR ICs--->

*CLAYTON M-300 amps--->

*MARTIN LOGAN Spire speakers.

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All Danish manufacturer's CD players are really good and now with the new XS series also amazingly good DACs: Densen B-410XS, B-420XS, B-440XS and B-475 Super Leggera. Review can be found in: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/densen/1.html. New XS model is much better.

Levono T400 2.93Ghz T9800 128GB SSD --> Own player programmed against event style WASAPI driver / Mac Pro 2008 8 core 20GB with Sonnet Tango USB FireWire --> Own player programmed against the lowest level HAL / iPhone 5s --> Own player programmed against the HAL -->Cardas Clear Serial Buss (USB) 3m --> Wavelength WaveLink HS 24/192 USB to SPDIF converter --> Audioquest VDM-1 1m --> Densen B-410XS (Cardas Golden Reference Power 1.5m) --> Cardas Neutral Reference interconnect 1m --> Densen B-110 Plus (Cardas Golden Reference Power 1.5m) --> Cardas Neutral Reference speaker 3m --> Dynaudio Contour 1.1

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The Marantz is worth more than a look. Superb with cd's and SACD's and excellent digital inputs although the USB is "only" 24/96 capable. The other digital inputs are capable of receiving 24/192 PCM and can sound superb while doing it. A great player at an almost bargain price is what Absolute Sound said of this piece and I would have to agree.

 

PS. It is actually a SA8004

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I use the one on my Lindemann 820S, it got 3 S/PDIF inputs and 1 AES/EBU.

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I've the SA8004 for 6 months now and it is outstanding both as a CD/SACD player and also as a DAC in the $1000 price range. The multiple inputs and the range of configurations it offers took me some time to optimize the Music Server - DAC setup but now I'm at the point were I get the same SQ from the CD and from the HiRes files.

 

My actual setup>

 

Music Server : Dedicated Toshiba A105 / Windows 7/64 / 256SSD / 1,5TB external storage

- Player: JRiver MC17 + JPlay + Fidelizer (Kernel Streaming) / Unified Remote @ Android (Bluetooth)

- Cable: USB Oehlbach Max

CD/SACD & DAC: Marantz SA8004

- Interconnect: RCA Oehlbach NF 214 MASTER SET

Amplifier: Audio Research VSi60

- Loudspeaker Cables: AudioQuest

Loudspeakers: Celestion A1

R.Bremer

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I've the SA8004 for 6 months now and it is outstanding both as a CD/SACD player and also as a DAC in the $1000 price range. The multiple inputs and the range of configurations it offers took me some time to optimize the Music Server - DAC setup but now I'm at the point were I get the same SQ from the CD and from the HiRes files.

 

My actual setup>

 

Music Server : Dedicated Toshiba A105 / Windows 7/64 / 256SSD / 1,5TB external storage

- Player: JRiver MC17 + JPlay + Fidelizer (Kernel Streaming) / Unified Remote @ Android (Bluetooth)

- Cable: USB Oehlbach Max

CD/SACD & DAC: Marantz SA8004

- Interconnect: RCA Oehlbach NF 214 MASTER SET

Amplifier: Audio Research VSi60

- Loudspeaker Cables: AudioQuest

Loudspeakers: Celestion A1

 

I never see those Celestions anymore. Nice speakers and I'll bet the ARC drives em beautifully.

David

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I never see those Celestions anymore. Nice speakers and I'll bet the ARC drives em beautifully.

 

True... The ARC VSi60 - Celestion A1 combination is really nice and fits my room acoustics perfectly...

R.Bremer

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i have 7yo yamaha c750 which is a universal changer (dvd,dvd-a,sacd,cd) that has both multichannel analogue and digital outs(spdif and toslink) that i was going to try through the schiit gungnir dac when i get it(c750 also plays my dvd-a's and hybrid/dual layer sacds in digital out to my avr)

about the same time onkyo had a similiar changer try to find one on ebay or from the manufacturer bobbmd

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