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I am trying to decide between these two CD players to go with my "new" old school hi-fi system. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1424721/vintage-modern-1979-hi-fi


I like the fact that the Teac has a USB port for playing mp3's off a flash drive or my iPod nano. However, reviews on Amazon are mixed. Some say it has reliability issues. Hmmm. It does have a Burr Brown DAC and good specs. I like all the features of this player but I am concerned about build quality.


The Onkyo gets rave reviews, has a Wolfson DAC, a better built chassis and better specs. Sounds like a much better made and more audiophile quality. However, no USB port for my ipod. I would have to make mp3 CD's of my downloaded tunes which is not a big deal, just more work.


Which way should I go? prices are about the same with the teac running about $20 cheaper.
 

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If there was a standalone audio player I could plug a usb hdd into for mp3 and FLAC playback without a tv I would buy that but cannot find anything...


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I recommend using a Blu Ray player to play your CD's. Just get one with the necessary output connector. CD players are obselete and, therefore, expensive. The Blu Ray will do the same job, save a bunch of money and provide the possibility of playing video in the future.
 

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Originally Posted by FMW  /t/1427071/teac-cd-p650-or-onkyo-c-7030#post_23614577


I recommend using a Blu Ray player to play your CD's. Just get one with the necessary output connector. CD players are obselete and, therefore, expensive. The Blu Ray will do the same job, save a bunch of money and provide the possibility of playing video in the future.

Thanks but I already own several blu-ray and DVD players and I'm aware they can play CDs. I'd however like a dedicated CD player for a 2-channel setup I'm planning. Thanks all the same.
 

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I see that Teac CD-P650 has as DAC the PCM1791 (100dB THD) and Onkyo C-7030 has WM8718 (100dB THD), both Delta-Sigma, and both relay on internal OS filters...

I would say that probably they would sound very similar. Sure, the WM added "32 bit capability" in their chip, but that does nothing for you, especially when their THD performance is less than 17 bit.

Probably there are older CD players out there that can do better in that respect, having real multibit DAC's on-board. For example ONKYO DX-1400 that can be found fairly cheap on eBay has PCM61 DAC with YM3433 as OS filter - that combo (18 bit) might sound better with CD's than many bluray players on market today.

OK, none will have USB input, so you would have to use discs. That might be better that using jittery USB connection anyway.
 

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Originally Posted by SoNic67  /t/1427071/teac-cd-p650-or-onkyo-c-7030#post_23615460


I see that Teac CD-P650 has as DAC the PCM1791 (100dB THD) and Onkyo C-7030 has WM8718 (100dB THD), both Delta-Sigma, and both relay on internal OS filters...

I would say that probably they would sound very similar. Sure, the WM added "32 bit capability" in their chip, but that does nothing for you, especially when their THD performance is less than 17 bit.

Probably there are older CD players out there that can do better in that respect, having real multibit DAC's on-board. For example ONKYO DX-1400 that can be found fairly cheap on eBay has PCM61 DAC with YM3433 as OS filter - that combo (18 bit) might sound better with CD's than many bluray players on market today.

OK, none will have USB input, so you would have to use discs. That might be better that using jittery USB connection anyway.

Thanks! It will be discs only. I'll explore the Onkyo 1400.
 
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