If it didn't have a DAC it would be silent.
All CD players have DACs, except for those solely designed to be high-quality transports (which some believe to be a waste of money, seeing that a £20 DVD player from Asda can theoretically do the same job).
Main gear: Mac Mini > HRT Streamer II+ > Marantz PM66 KI > Mission 794
Also cluttering-up the place:
Thorens TD160 no cartridge; Marantz CD63 mkII KI; Technics SL-P777; Cyrus 2 + PSX; Cyrus Tuner; Nakamichi DR-1
How would a DIGITAL output work going into an ANALOGUE input?
If you put the digital output into a digital input on the receiver then yes, the DAC in the receiver is doing the conversion, however the CD player has analogue outputs so it too has a DAC in it (although not one that's available to external sources), so if you were to use that output the CD player would be doing the conversion.
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if i understand cd analogue output into analogue input receiver ?
if the quality of a dac nore a cd matters, if all amps sound the same and i heard on a other forum speakers don't matter is
there anything that matters ? the serious question is why do site's like whats hifi even excist ???
How specialist sites test the difference between this electronics rewarding them in stars?
i myself believes that there must be difference and on experience i heard electronics sounding very bad and others virtuously good ..
I hope it was the former; love that expression
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