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post #13771 of 13783 Old 08-20-2016, 10:26 PM
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A friend of mine sold me (practically gave it away) the Cambridge Audio Azur 840c Cd Player, I have always liked the way this unit sounds. Since the player is older it does not provide usb inputs for hard drives, etc. I am wondering if I could use the Oppo 105 as a USB transport unit and then listen to music using the Cambridge Dacs.

Is there a way to do this without passing the audio signal through the Oppo dacs?
Yes. and you'd have to use the optical or SP/dif output from the Oppo to the equal input of the CA.
Your USB files would also need to be compatible with the player and there are also restrictions on
what can be output over those outputs on any given player including the Oppo.
If you are primarily talking redbook audio, then you are good to go.

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Yes. and you'd have to use the optical or SP/dif output from the Oppo to the equal input of the CA.
Your USB files would also need to be compatible with the player and there are also restrictions on
what can be output over those outputs on any given player including the Oppo.
If you are primarily talking redbook audio, then you are good to go.
Excellent, Thank you.

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Where is the best place to buy high resolution "studio" quality .flac and DSD files of classical music?
www.aixrecords.com
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Also check out Berlin Philharmonic's digitalconcerthall.com even though it's only 256kbits AAC (but their in-house label for purchase has up to 192/24!)

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A friend of mine sold me (practically gave it away) the Cambridge Audio Azur 840c Cd Player, I have always liked the way this unit sounds. Since the player is older it does not provide usb inputs for hard drives, etc. I am wondering if I could use the Oppo 105 as a USB transport unit and then listen to music using the Cambridge Dacs.

Is there a way to do this without passing the audio signal through the Oppo dacs?
Have you A/B compared them? IMO the Oppo 105 is heads and shoulders above that Cambridge in sq...
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Have you A/B compared them? IMO the Oppo 105 is heads and shoulders above that Cambridge in sq...
It's like some people buying high-end turntables for their old vinyls thinking they sound better than hi-res audio. Always cracks me up.

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It's like some people buying high-end turntables for their old vinyls thinking they sound better than hi-res audio. Always cracks me up.
I always respect people's perception as I like people to respect mine. I asked a question and it was answered by Smarty-pants, your comments do not contribute to my original concern, therefore your comment is just condescending.

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quick question.
am i better off with a 105 or 103?
my uncle has both and is getting a 105d so he told me to pick either one of his older ones(103 or 105) to keep.
i currently have a decent onkyo 709 receiver and a Samsung KS8000 TV if that helps
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The only reason to get the 105 is for its superior analog audio decoding and ability to plug in music files directly from a computer via its USB port. For most people, the 103 makes more sense. But...if you can pick either one and don't have to pay any more, then take the 105 for its future greater resale value.

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The only reason to get the 105 is for its superior analog audio decoding and ability to plug in music files directly from a computer via its USB port. For most people, the 103 makes more sense. But...if you can pick either one and don't have to pay any more, then take the 105 for its future greater resale value.
i was leaning towards the 105 as well the only concern was if i had enough space in my entertainment cabinet.
is there any minimum space the 105 needs for air flow?
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The only reason to get the 105 is for its superior analog audio decoding and ability to plug in music files directly from a computer via its USB port. For most people, the 103 makes more sense. But...if you can pick either one and don't have to pay any more, then take the 105 for its future greater resale value.
The 105 also has a head phone jack.
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The 105 also has a head phone jack.
is it any good? i have some Senheisser HD650s but haven't gotten around to getting a dedicated amp for them.
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is it any good? i have some Senheisser HD650s but haven't gotten around to getting a dedicated amp for them.
I have the same Senheisser HD650s and they sound great for me. The DAC section is the same that is used for the analog out.
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