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post #1 of 3 Old 04-03-2007, 09:40 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking a possibly purchasing a marantz CD player to replace my yamaha universal player. Using analog outputs, what are the chances I'll notice an improvement in sound quality? (i have a marantz 4001 receiver and i wonder if they use the same DACs as in their cd players?) Right now i'm using analog out from my player.

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Have you identified a problem with the current player? Are you sure your problems are not room accoustics or speakers?

I spent a lot of money trying to improve an issue with my bedroom system, and finally decided the problem was my bedroom, not my system.

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blackacex2,

DAC quality between CDP and receiver really depends on the CDP. Some of the hot-rodded Ken Ishiwata models were quite tweaked.

If you find an improvement in sound quality, especially with a Marantz CDP with variable analog outputs, it may very well be due to output level differences alone.

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