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post #61 of 95
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Originally posted by soundboy
Have you tried connecting your Yamaha CD player to your Onkyo receiver with a digital coaxial cable? I have heard digital coax is generally better than Toslink. You may want to give it a shot.

If you were to use the Rotel's internal DAC, yes, then you will have to connect it to the Onkyo with analog interconnects.
The yamaha only has optical out, no coaxial....

...right, I know I'll need to use analog interconnects...I'm just curious as to how good the Rotel's DAC is...better than my Onkyo? So far the Onkyo has beaten out my current Yamaha....
post #62 of 95
is the Rotel DAC better than the Onkyo DAC???

does a one-legged bear crap in circles??? oh my giddy aunt YES! it'll be better than the onkyo DAC.... you're going from a low-mid range jap electronics company to a very respected british hi-fi firm. certainly use analogue from the rotel to the amp....
post #63 of 95
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Originally posted by Kirium
is the Rotel DAC better than the Onkyo DAC???

does a one-legged bear crap in circles??? oh my giddy aunt YES! it'll be better than the onkyo DAC.... you're going from a low-mid range jap electronics company to a very respected british hi-fi firm. certainly use analogue from the rotel to the amp....
Sweet!

So, now my next upgrade will either be bi-wire or the Rotel player. I'm leaning toward the player.
post #64 of 95
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is the Rotel DAC better than the Onkyo DAC???
Maybe....maybe not. One thing that needs to be learned in becoming an audiophile, whatever your definition might be, is to look past the specs and listen to the implementation of the technology. Afterall, you are after the sound quality, and not the numbers game.
post #65 of 95
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Excellent point, soundboy. Everyone's ears are different...

I wonder if the Rotel interconnects will be good enough...or if my low-end monster interconnects will do for now...
post #66 of 95
Mr. X,

When will you post some photos of your system in that thread I created?
post #67 of 95
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I wonder if the Rotel interconnects will be good enough...or if my low-end monster interconnects will do for now...
I don't know that this will help, but the dealer I bought my Rotel equipment from recommended using Synergistic Research HDAV interconnects for connecting my Rotel CD player to the Rotel receiver. At only $31 a pair, (for 1 meter length) they certainly aren't the most expensive or high-end interconnects you could get, but they are, according to my dealer anyway, better than the ones that come with the player. Certainly affordable - I don't know how they would compare to the Monster interconnects you already have, though, which are even cheaper since you've already paid for them!

post #68 of 95
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Originally posted by OakIris
I don't know that this will help, but the dealer I bought my Rotel equipment from recommended using Synergistic Research HDAV interconnects for connecting my Rotel CD player to the Rotel receiver. At only $31 a pair, (for 1 meter length) they certainly aren't the most expensive or high-end interconnects you could get, but they are, according to my dealer anyway, better than the ones that come with the player. Certainly affordable - I don't know how they would compare to the Monster interconnects you already have, though, which are even cheaper since you've already paid for them!

...yeah, and after trying out the more recent pair of Monster interconnects, I have discovered I was wrong: The Yamaha DOES have a better DAC than the Onkyo. I'll probably be using those same interconnects if I get the Rotel. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do.

Soundboy: I will some day...

As of right now, vinyl played on my Technics 1200 sounds wayyyy better than anything I spin in the Yamaha...Oh, how I love the sound of vinyl through the 602's....I'm sure the Rotel player would help even things out a bit...
post #69 of 95
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Well...I decided to go w/ an amp for my next upgrade. I got the Rotel RX-1050, and am I ever satisfied! The Yamaha deck is very very decent, much better sounding through the Rotel receiver, so I'm glad I upgraded that first. (besides, I'm going to want a Universal player next)...and vinyl?!! WOAH! Vinyl sounds AMAZING!!

My next upgrade will be speaker stands, followed by cable (or perhaps the other way around)

I'm also deciding if I should stick w/ MiniDisc. I love my Sony MDS-E10 pro deck, and it sounds very good through the B&W's. However, I know I'm losing some sound, and I can hear loss when comparing a MD and CD of the same album. However, I kind of like the sound image created by MD. It paints a slightly different listening experience. While not as smooth as the original CD, it still sounds nice. I really enjoy having my recordings on the MD format (while, at the same, time, making a separate non-compressed CD-R copy for storage when in need of a quick copy for someone).....I'm from the old school days of cassettes, so I haven't got over the idea of having two formats....1-owned music (CD's, vinyl), 2-copies (MiniDiscs, formerly cassettes)..

hmm....do I keep MD in the audiophile hi-fi chain I'm building? ....
post #70 of 95
Why not?

I am considering adding MD to my portable rig. If I have the money, I would get one of those pro MD decks.
post #71 of 95
My little tid-bit, wait till Hi-MD devices come out, they record in PCM, so there will be no loss. There aren't any news of a deck though.
post #72 of 95
Thanks for the reminder, D-EJ915.

Almost forgotten about that new development.
post #73 of 95
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I'm not interested in buying $7 blank MDs so I can hear lossless copies...not to mention the fact that I would need new equipment.....or, like you said, that no decks have been anounced...

..besides, I think I read that you only get 30 min. of non-compression....I could be wrong....
post #74 of 95
Mr. X,

Keep us posted on your search for speaker stands. I think between stands and cables, stands should come first. Part of the whole "positioning" equation, IMHO.
post #75 of 95
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Originally posted by soundboy
Mr. X,

Keep us posted on your search for speaker stands. I think between stands and cables, stands should come first. Part of the whole "positioning" equation, IMHO.
Yeah, I've pretty much decided stands will be next. I'll let you know..

I'm starting to lean towards making MiniDisc my format for recordings...CD's and vinyl for original copies....
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