Originally Posted by SoNic67
My experience is different.
OK, let's see whether your reflections on your experiences jibe with real world audio.
Well-built CD players sound better than el-cheapo DVD players
Seems like an illogical and irrelevant comparison. I suspect that most people on AVS are interested in comparing well-built
CD players to well-built
with analog outputs that are just an after-thought.
If you are like most people you are using your digital player with a modern amplifier or AVR or other component that has digital inputs, so who cares about analog outputs?
Jelly-bean DAC and op-amps,
How do I distinguish a jelly bean DAC from a good DAC?
For example one of the following pictures is one of the finest DAC chips on the market today and the other is the DAC in a Wii game console. How can you tell which is which?
The second one looks more like a jelly bean...
capacitors rated for AC filtration,
Well, if they are power supply filter caps, what's wrong with that? You are aware by the way that vastly different capacitance and voltage ratings characterize capacitors for power supplies and signal paths, so there is not much chance of them being interchanged, right?
power supply insufficient filtered with switch-mode noise overlapped
Interesting claim - do you have any facts to back this claim up?
jittery optical drives...
You are aware that all optical drives have tons of jitter and they are always followed by buffer circuits that remove the jitter, right?
all those lead to horrid sound.
Well then you can point us to well-done listening tests that show audible differences among various music players, right?
The audio world is not only SNR and number of bits.
Nobody but you seems to be suggesting that it is.
THD is closer of reality and still doesn't tell nothing about intermodulation
You are aware that both THD and IM have the same electronic cause - nonlinear distortion, right?
and noise-shaping side-effects in 'modern' sigma-delta DAC's.
Again, if they are so serious, where are your well-done listening tests backing up this claim?
Listening to a CD based on a multi-bit DAC will easily tell that there is a difference.
Letsee, multibit DACs are prone to have more nonlinear distortion. Are you contradicting your former claims and saying that nonlinear distortion is a good thing?
Please be more relevant and consistent when you explain what you mean and document your claims.