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Originally Posted by drecar /forum/post/12901814
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Originally Posted by drecar /forum/post/12924436
I hope to feed mine lossless from my pc too. However, the 1st cd that I tried to rip skipped on playback of wav file. WTF?
So far I am enjoying the player and it sounds better than what I had before.
Originally Posted by dobieck1 /forum/post/12902616
I am upgrading from the Oppo 980H, which I still use as an SACD/DVD-A player. The 980H has been lauded as a giant killer of sorts, easily outperforming its price class.
Not night and day as I expected (maybe hoped). Actually, it was tough to notice much of a difference initially. So, I settled down for some serious listening in the next few days, and here are my impressions.
Overall soundstage is wider and deeper, while the Oppo presents a pretty good one as well, the 840 beats it in depth, and slightly in width. I think the biggest difference is in the little details. The background instruments, music, sounds, etc., have more detail. It also is very musical, easy to listen to, almost soothing. Not that the Oppo was harsh in any way, but, the Cambridge just "seems" better to me in this regard.
Originally Posted by sticknstones /forum/post/15838938
I have readup on the Cambridge units and they are impressive. I have been upgrading my stack and just recently purchased the Emotiva XPA-3 amp to help the Denon Drive my B&W 804N!
Made a nice difference and my source is an old and I mean old Technics 1 bit mash CD player. So I have been giving it the "yer outta here eye" and looking at options.
I am currently trying to get a Sony XA7ES player to dedicate to CD's and get the Oppo BDP-83 a little later.
This will be my first high end CD player. I noticed a couple of forums got shut down for going overboard on the audible difference of CD players. I will be really really surprised if the Sony does not mop up the Technics.
The Cambridge is on my wish list and I also have been watching the DAC Magic product. I am happy to hear such positive experiences that the group of you have enjoyed.
Originally Posted by dakar80124 /forum/post/15854341
I have a Marantz Universal player that I'm very happy with the sound. But I'm moving to put all my music on a server. I would love to get an Olive Opus, but can't right now. So I'm looking at doing something like an Apple TV unit with an ext. DAC. That DACMagic might be just the trick to make this sound worthwhile.
Originally Posted by prepress /forum/post/15854420
Which Marantz, if I may ask? And, have you heard the Cambridge?