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post #16 of 185
Lol, back when I was clueless I had an iRiver iMP PCDP with optical out. I bought a TOSLINK cable and used it in my little Panasonic stereo.

I automatically thought SQ was better, not realising the DAC in the Panny was probably no better than the iRiver one. A simple way of making my Panny play mp3CDs I guess...
Blimey that iRiver was temperamental, it broke. It 'purportedly' played Ogg Vorbis back then.
post #17 of 185
The now discontinued Archos Jukebox Recorder had spdif digital
post #18 of 185
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The now discontinued Archos Jukebox Recorder had spdif digital
Added!

Was the digital output through coax, optical, or USB?
post #19 of 185
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Added!

Was the digital output through coax, optical, or USB?
Well, I always heard it referenced as spdif. It definitely wasn't optical or USB, therefore it was probably coax.
post #20 of 185
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Hmmm...will it play with the LCD screen shut?

I think about portability here as being able to move freely about with the player stowed in a bag, pocket, etc.
I've never tried it that way but it'd probably work, it's not very small (10" screen) so I guess it doesn't really fit into this category. It is a very nice screen though...even comes with a nice carry bag.
post #21 of 185
Dexdexter,

good work, that is what i am looking for!
post #22 of 185
Headroom mentions in their ads for their micro line that most of todays portable DVD players have digital outs. You might e-mail them, or ask in their sub-forum here to see if they have a list.

Bazile
post #23 of 185
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Was the digital output through coax, optical, or USB?
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Well, I always heard it referenced as spdif. It definitely wasn't optical or USB, therefore it was probably coax.
The Archos Jukebox Recorder units had a mini-mechanical coax/spdif output. I used a cheap 1/8"-to-RCA cable to plug it into my old Benchmark DAC1 - nice office rig at the time!
post #24 of 185
I am after a DAP, anyone here made coparison between, Archos Jukebox Recorder and iriver HP120?

which one is clearly better or both about the same?
post #25 of 185
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I am after a DAP, anyone here made coparison between, Archos Jukebox Recorder and iriver HP120?

which one is clearly better or both about the same?
I've owned both, and I would pick the H120 as the (far) superior unit.
post #26 of 185
wolfen68,

thanks, quick response.....a bunch of friendly people here!!!!
post #27 of 185
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I've owned both, and I would pick the H120 as the (far) superior unit.
wolfen,

have you made any comparisons between using ipod like devices and ext headphone compared with DAP like iriver H120 with ext DAC and headphone amp, any comments you like to make in terms of sound quality?
post #28 of 185
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wolfen,

have you made any comparisons between using ipod like devices and ext headphone compared with DAP like iriver H120 with ext DAC and headphone amp, any comments you like to make in terms of sound quality?
If I'm understanding your question...the H120 with external DAC and headphone amp will outperform any headphone out directly from any other DAP. This belief should be widely held here...

If you just want to use the headphone out to a headphone, then the H120 is an adequate choice, but not the best when compared to other players. The H120's strengths are a decent analog lineout, and a great optical out. Other players can best the h120 headphone out quality (ipod and x5 come to mind).
post #29 of 185
cool nice little list you got going.

Is it safe to assume your listed players are Toslink optical unless specified otherwise (coax)?
post #30 of 185
You might want to update your Panasonic entries...

SL-CT430 (AC power, Japan Only)
SL-CT570A (AC power, Japan Only)

Someone commented in another thread that the north american versions of these players do not include optical outs. That probably should be confirmed though.

If you like I can provide pics of the D335 and the fore-mentioned panny players.
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