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Why does my hard drive sound better..?
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I got the biggest shock today.. Pluged my hard drive into my Oppo BDP- 105EU blueray player. Then hit play, the sound quality was just rich warm & Expressive it was ulmost unbelievable.  Am i gettin coloured sound.. Even am a music producer but it just sounds so good.. Still surpirse why this would be the case. Even i tried playing the same disc though the player its self, but was not gettin the same results or as good results when play the same tracks from a hard drive plugged into the oppo usb input.

 I know someone would come up with a reason why this is the case.. or just may be going mad.. ROFL

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

All I can think is that you have dirty discs or bad lens alignment or a vivid imagination.

Isn't a difference only going to arise if the stream sent to your Rega DAC is different? Assuming lossless files on the hard drive and error checking means the hard drive output is bitperfect the difference would be if your Oppo was failing to deliver a bit perfect signal, hence my dirty disks or bad laser alignment suggestions.

Beyond that I've no  idea but I'm not the sharpest tool in the box. 

Another idea, does the Oppo have any upsampling or other porocessing options engaged for disk replay?

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

Well the oppo player is new so it cnt be the lens.. even right now am not using the rega dac.. Letting the oppo dac do all the work.... I mean the music just got much more expressive!!

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

How do you normally listen to the files?

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

Buggrit...

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

Never listen to music from my Hard drive before expect from my computer. Normally use cdp to dac.

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

It doesn't suprise me in the least.....provided I've picked you up right.

I have found that perfect rips, sent to a competent streamer, can easily outperform a CDP at similar money.

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

Burn some of your Hard Disc files to CD and then see if the CD sounds the same as the Hard Disk.

If they sound the same, then whatever program you used to rip them to the HDD must have been set to modify them in some way. (Assuming the Hard Disk files are definitely of the lossless variety)

If they don’t sound the same, then there is some sort of processing going on in the OPPO that is set different for CD & HDD.

Hope this helps

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

 Used cubase software to ripp most tracks direct frm cd rom to harddrive.That may be the case. But really it does not matter how... but just know my source now gives so much more emotion and detail.

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

The Oppo is not a dedicated CD player, so the laser is not that good. A dedicated CD player will sound a lot better due to less jitter. If you want even better sound upgrade your external hard drive to a SSD and hook it up with a premium USB cable.

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csq2 wrote:
The Oppo is not a dedicated CD player, so the laser is not that good. A dedicated CD player will sound a lot better due to less jitter. If you want even better sound upgrade your external hard drive to a SSD and hook it up with a premium USB cable.

What difference is an SSD drive going to make?

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csq2 wrote:

The Oppo is not a dedicated CD player, so the laser is not that good. A dedicated CD player will sound a lot better due to less jitter. If you want even better sound upgrade your external hard drive to a SSD and hook it up with a premium USB cable.

 

So the laser in blu-ray dvd players is worse than a cd player?

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RE: Why does my hard drive sound better..?

Well, as far as my understanding is, a HDD should send out more "correct" information than a CD laser.. CD lasers are analogue, and therefore prone to interference etc, which is why you have error correction in CD players. Error correction doesn't always produce corrected results. It's a very rudimentary understanding, so maybe someone with more knowledge can flesh it out?

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BigH wrote:

csq2 wrote:

The Oppo is not a dedicated CD player, so the laser is not that good. A dedicated CD player will sound a lot better due to less jitter. If you want even better sound upgrade your external hard drive to a SSD and hook it up with a premium USB cable.

So the laser in blu-ray dvd players is worse than a cd player?

We prefer "Differently enabled"... *pious face*

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csq2 wrote:

The Oppo is not a dedicated CD player, so the laser is not that good. A dedicated CD player will sound a lot better due to less jitter. If you want even better sound upgrade your external hard drive to a SSD and hook it up with a premium USB cable.

 

ROFL      :wall:     :help:

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Is an analogue laser different to a digital one. ?   Sad

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