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CD vs Streaming

David Parkes

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I will try again with my thread (NOT my fault!!)

System; Marantz CD6003, PM6004, MS-1XR

If I buy a Denon 720 Streamer will it sound as good as my CDs? (FLAC files from NAS).

Fed up of trying to find the CD I want to listen to!!
 

Helmut80

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Excellent thread.

Streaming.*

* I realise that people are having trouble strarting threads lately
 

chebby

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Neither is intrinsically better or worse than the other in most people's systems. (Although CD is limited to 16 bit/44.1 kHz.)
 

David Parkes

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Basically I am looking for convenience, but dont want to sacrifice sound quality. I like the idea of being able to "shuffle" etc AND find the track I am looking for instantly. Just intend to used ripped CDs in FLAC, nothing higher res.

If its not as good, is that fundamental or because of the Denon? Would a £400 machine bridge the gap?
 

Big Chris

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Won't you miss the occasion of dragging your arse out of your chair, going to your CDs, staring at them blankly deciding what you want to listen to, picking one, sticking it in the player and sitting down and looking at the artwork/photos/thank you list*, while listening to your favourite tunes?

*Optional. Mood dependant.
 

acalex

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David Parkes said:
Basically I am looking for convenience, but dont want to sacrifice sound quality. I like the idea of being able to "shuffle" etc AND find the track I am looking for instantly. Just intend to used ripped CDs in FLAC, nothing higher res.

If its not as good, is that fundamental or because of the Denon? Would a £400 machine bridge the gap?
As far as i am concerned, for me its streaming all the way. I am actually quite sure you can get better sound for the money when comparing a streamer with a cd player.
 

CnoEvil

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acalex said:
As far as i am concerned, for me its streaming all the way. I am actually quite sure you can get better sound for the money when comparing a streamer with a cd player.
This would be my view as well.....most people who have made the switch, wouldn't go back (for a whole multitude of reasons).
 

acalex

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CnoEvil said:
acalex said:
As far as i am concerned, for me its streaming all the way. I am actually quite sure you can get better sound for the money when comparing a streamer with a cd player.
This would be my view as well.....most people who have made the switch, wouldn't go back (for a whole multitude of reasons).
The only reason why I would like to want a CD player is for the all process of getting up, chosing, flipping through the pages of the booklet etc...not for SQ reasons.

When I want the all experience I put a vinyl on :)
 

matthewpiano

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Just make sure you consider the gapless playback capabilities of any streamer you buy, particularly if you listen to music where tracks often segue straight into the next one (lots of classical repertoire, quite a lot of prog rock albums etc.)
 

acalex

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matthewpiano said:
Just make sure you consider the gapless playback capabilities of any streamer you buy, particularly if you listen to music where tracks often segue straight into the next one (lots of classical repertoire, quite a lot of prog rock albums etc.)
True.

I still don't think there is anything out there which can beat the Squeezebox touch for the price...
 

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