I will try again with my thread (NOT my fault!!)
System; Marantz CD6003, PM6004, MS-1XR
If I buy a Denon 720 Streamer will it sound as good as my CDs? (FLAC files from NAS).
Fed up of trying to find the CD I want to listen to!!
* I realise that people are having trouble strarting threads lately
Denon 1911/B&W 683, 685, HTM61, ASW610XP/Ps3, WII, X box 360
AMS 35i/Cambridge Azure 650 cd/Squeezox touch/Clear audio Champion lmtd edition with MC Simphony II cardrige/Okki NoKKi Record cleaning machine/M1 Vinl Phono stage/Audioquest 'Golden gate' rca's/Avalon Ascendent (A ha s/c test)
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When it comes to the DNP720, definitely the CDP.....
Neither is intrinsically better or worse than the other in most people's systems. (Although CD is limited to 16 bit/44.1 kHz.)
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 32GB • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
Marantz NA7004 and streaming ...
Basically I am looking for convenience, but dont want to sacrifice sound quality. I like the idea of being able to "shuffle" etc AND find the track I am looking for instantly. Just intend to used ripped CDs in FLAC, nothing higher res.
If its not as good, is that fundamental or because of the Denon? Would a £400 machine bridge the gap?
Won't you miss the occasion of dragging your EDITED out of your chair, going to your CDs, staring at them blankly deciding what you want to listen to, picking one, sticking it in the player and sitting down and looking at the artwork/photos/thank you list*, while listening to your favourite tunes?
*Optional. Mood dependant.
Hi-Fi: Arcam A85, P85, CD192. B&W 602S3, PV1, Grado SR125, Atlas Titan, Hyper 2.0.
A/V: Sony KDL-V40A12U, BDP-S760, Humax Youview, Onkyo TX-SR875, B&W MT30 7.1, QED HDMI-P, S.A XT
As far as i am concerned, for me its streaming all the way. I am actually quite sure you can get better sound for the money when comparing a streamer with a cd player.
This would be my view as well.....most people who have made the switch, wouldn't go back (for a whole multitude of reasons).
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
The only reason why I would like to want a CD player is for the all process of getting up, chosing, flipping through the pages of the booklet etc...not for SQ reasons.
When I want the all experience I put a vinyl on
Just make sure you consider the gapless playback capabilities of any streamer you buy, particularly if you listen to music where tracks often segue straight into the next one (lots of classical repertoire, quite a lot of prog rock albums etc.)
Rega RP3/Elys 2, Roksan K2 CDS, Squeezebox Touch, Denon PMA720AE, Q Acoustics 2020i, Sennhesier HD595, Beyer-Dynamic DT770PRO, Chord Crimson/Chord Rumour 2
I still don't think there is anything out there which can beat the Squeezebox touch for the price...
I may have been convinced by streaming if not for finding my fabulous EMC1UP!
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
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