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Best quality for Hi-Fi?

CharlieBristol

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Please forgive me as I am a complete newbie to Hi-Fi.

Basically my query is that I want to get the best possible quality out of my Hi-Fi system. I currently have a Rotel RA-930AX (ancient) and am thinking of replacing this with a Pioneer A-10-K (please reccomend any better value/quality amplifier for a similar price of £130). I've been told that 3.5mm AUX cable doesn't give the best quality sound and was wandering how I can connect my PC to my Hi-Fi in a different way to get better quality.

Cheers.

Charlie.
 

Overdose

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CharlieBristol said:
Please forgive me as I am a complete newbie to Hi-Fi.

Basically my query is that I want to get the best possible quality out of my Hi-Fi system. I currently have a Rotel RA-930AX (ancient) and am thinking of replacing this with a Pioneer A-10-K (please reccomend any better value/quality amplifier for a similar price of £130). I've been told that 3.5mm AUX cable doesn't give the best quality sound and was wandering how I can connect my PC to my Hi-Fi in a different way to get better quality.

Cheers.

Charlie.
I'd use a 3.5mm jack to twin phone cable first and see how you get on. The next thing to do might be to use a separate DAC at some point, but depending on your Pc, the gains might not be all that dramatic.
 

gasolin

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Might just get the amplifier, adjusted or just cleaned, som new speaker cable like Audioquest FLK SLiP 14/4 (good cable) and mabye a used DACmagic (cambridge) with some good cable that you sometimes get buying a used dac.

What speakers do you use?
 

BigH

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I use a RCA 5m lead from headphones socket to amp and it is fine, just make sure to check the setting on your sound card (Audio centre), I changed from default settings to high output headphones and it made a lot of difference, just remember to turn it down before plugging your headphones in. For £5 off Amazon not much to lose.
 

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