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Hello guys

Im looking for an advice, please dont be rude since im starting on this things!

I have a very modest system, in the audio the amplifier is an Onkyo 606, and this set of speakers:
  • Front: 2x Cerwin Vega V-12F
  • Front: 2x Celestion F15
  • Center: Celestion F35
  • Rear: 2x Bose 301
  • SW: Onkyo 204

As you can see is not that much but in my country (México) its hard and expensive to get better stuff due to the mexican peso and parity with USD or EUR, but for now me and my wallet are satisfied

Im planning to get a Cambridge Audio DVD99 mainly for SACD and CD playback, ive read that its a very good device for its price range (i know its old and going out of the market, but i want it because its capability to send SACD thru HDMI using DSD, my amp supports it and the price is not so high, even when it costs almost the same as to get food for 6 weeks for a small family).

Besides the SACD, i would like to ask you two things:

If i get some tracks in FLAC format, and i burn it slowly on a CD-R "specially made for audio", i will be able to enjoy the exact quality of the original CDs?

Im wondering if it has something to be with the ripping or burning, the initial extraction of the data from the CD... i may presume it can be the same since its a digital copy "1:1"

The second question i got, is that i readed on several posts that the Cambridge Audio DVD99 "Its based on OPPO's nnn", also i readed the same for another brands...

What does that exactly mean?, The guys at Cambridge Audio opened an OPPO player and they just made a copy of the board and they are using the same chipset? (Does Oppo its just fine with that?!)

Please be as detailed as you can while sharing your knowledge/experiences, i will be very glad and surely some other guys too.

Thank you and excuse my english