A POINT OF VIEW: CD transport – How about using a DVD player?

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Grumbling women

The thread starts:  I am not joking at all. It all started when my Sony CDP 779ES stopped reading the disks properly and I had to get a replacement. As luck would have it, I got a sweet deal on a Copland (CDA 266 I think...) player and soon after I snagged a Museatex Bitstream. So now there was a DAC and being a tinker I had to try out different sources with it.

Enter the transports: Copland CDA266 and JVC DVD some old crappy consumer model.

Right away my experiment gave surprising results. While I do not think of the Copland as a downgrade compared to the Sony (which to be fair would sometimes treat the music a bit heavy handed), the JVC DVD player I used along with the Bitstream comprehensibly trounced the Copland as a transport. Sound was much more enjoyable, colourful - not coloured! and had better micro dynamics. This result or impression was repeatable and especially notable on classical and jazz.

I found the outcome puzzling especially considering the superb build quality of the Copland. Maybe DVDs have some sort of innate advantage.

Enter the Mr. Lampizator http://lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/REFE...undizator.html
As pr. Lukasz Fikus, the DVD machine might have something under the bonnet that gives it an edge.

I would sure like to try out some newer DVD players with my Museatex DAC and I would like to hear if any of you Wammers have experience using DVD-Ps as transports.

Best
Kris

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