coax or optical from cd player
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magicalmouse

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hi i am experimenting with the digital feed from my old dvd player which i am using as a cd transport.

I find the optical sounds softer more rounded and possibly more analogue compared with the coax feed which sounds slightly brighter, harder and more digital.

I wonder if this is common experience or mainly my imagination?

Any comments?

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Hi I am experimenting with the digital feed from my old DVD player which I am using as a CD transport.
I find the optical sounds softer more rounded and possibly more analogue compared with the coax feed which sounds slightly brighter, harder and more digital.
I wonder if this is common experience or mainly my imagination?
Any comments?
I'm guessing the optical is losing more bits in the transfer, best guess.
If you play the same music, from like a smartphone (with headphones?), see what the smartphone sounds like most like (optical or digital).
 
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hi i am experimenting with the digital feed from my old dvd player which i am using as a cd transport.

I find the optical sounds softer more rounded and possibly more analogue compared with the coax feed which sounds slightly brighter, harder and more digital.

I wonder if this is common experience or mainly my imagination?

Any comments?

d
maybe it is the DAC that makes the difference?
 

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