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Decent DVD rom as audiophile CD transport?

post #1 of 16
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Hi, I'm looking for a good DVD ROM that also has great SQ when as transport : There are some times when u'd just like to cut the hassle and pop in a CD to listen, without waiting it to rip lossless to the PC all the time.

EDIT (same as my reply below): Thx for the reply! I think I havent wrote it right, I meant that I need a DVD rom that has good SQ as a transport, that's all.

I forgot that the NEC's I've mentioned have DAC's built-in, the DVD I wan't doesnt need one, just as long as it feeds low jitter digital signal to the E-MU 1212 m's DAC's, i.e. being a "good transport". As I have said, I dont want to rip everything to my PC.

It doesnt have to have a DAC. Doesnt have to have independent power supply (but it would be better to have one) and doesnt have to burn DVD's or CD's.......but it should be external (but again, its OK if its not). So I think its an easy Q for u guys..!
post #2 of 16
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anyone?
post #3 of 16
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YO!?
post #4 of 16
Sorry for the belated response. I think there are no DVD-roms with such capabilities. You could consider however a CD copier made by TASCAM that can be used a an audio transport since it has an coaxial digital and optical out, analog outs and also a USB connection. Good luck.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thx for the reply! I think I havent wrote it right, I meant that I need a DVD rom that has good SQ as a transport, that's all.

I forgot that the NEC's I've mentioned have DAC's built-in, the DVD I wan't doesnt need one, just as long as it feeds low jitter digital signal to the E-MU 1212 m's DAC's, i.e. being a "good transport". As I have said, I dont want to rip everything to my PC.

It doesnt have to have a DAC. Doesnt have to have independent power supply (but it would be better to have one) and doesnt have to burn DVD's or CD's.......but it should be external (but again, its OK if its not). So I think its an easy Q for u guys..!
post #6 of 16
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I hate bumping on my every post
post #7 of 16
most any external drive will work just right, and you'll be grabbing the CD anyway, just single speed and not saving to harddrive.. drive's jitter doesn't matter at all..
post #8 of 16
If I'm understanding you right, you'd want a good DAE plugin for whatever program you're listening with. Personally I've found that SQ is always better with 'ripped' files (no matter what I'm using to extract the audio), and I'm not entirely sure why.
post #9 of 16
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So the DAE plugins you're talking about extracts/ rips the data simultaneous as the playback, and deletes them afterwards?
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by lojay
So the DAE plugins you're talking about extracts/ rips the data simultaneous as the playback, and deletes them afterwards?
It doesn't delete it, but rather extracts/rips in small "chunks" at a time (held in memory), and sends the data on to the sound card... nothing is ever saved on disk. That's how DAE works.
post #11 of 16
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Thanks man, I know this sounds gay, but I LOVVE YOU!
post #12 of 16
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Hey fewtch (future haha) where could I get DAE plugins for foobar or winamp that rips in chunks? I've googled it but no luck in doing so....also I figured when I searched for "DAE" on headfi the things I was askking were pretty much covered before. I have to improve my searching skills

And does that mean any dvd rom will do?
post #13 of 16
foobar has it's own CDDA playback component included in it's installer.. you might need to select it during installing, but personaly I think it's there as default..
post #14 of 16
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I've always got it enabled, but I never knew it means DAE....thanks!
post #15 of 16
Anything that can play from a CD without a cable running from the CD-ROM drive to the soundcard uses DAE. Some DAE plugins don't use error correction, some do. Here's the one I currently use (for WinAMP):

http://www.url.ru/~copah/CDReader.htm

I'm not sure if the built in WinAMP CDDA plugin uses error correction, but I'm pretty sure it can be set to use DAE.
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