Do I need analogue interconnect for my new Sony receiver?

Gerrardasnails

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I have ordered the Denon DV-1940 to be paired with an ordered Sony STR-DA1200E receiver. I have all the cables that I need in mind but I've heard that decent analogue interconnects have been missed off the list. Now, I am no expert as you can probably guess, but isn't digital better than analogue? Or do cd's sound better through analogue cables? Please someone, enlighten me!
 

strobo

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From my limited experience (about a week or so), and low spec DVD player (an old Pioneer), I'd say to get the best stereo sound you will definitely need a stereo interconect.

Pumping CD sound into the Denon AVR1707 via a QED interconnect has so much more seperation, and "life" than the same source via Atlas digital cable (a cable twice as expensive as the QED!!!). I've yet to try the same cable comparison with my old Marantz CD67 MkII to see if I reach the same opinion.

Let me know how you get on with the stereo out of the DVD1940 too. I'm curious how it measures up.
 

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Quick addendum.

The Arctic Monkeys first album played on the Marantz through the Digital coax interconnect sounds very bass-heavy and more than a little swampy (is that a technical term? - Think about the soft and woolly sound from an old cassette).

Switching from digital to analogue makes a massive difference. I'd say plump for a stereo interconnect.
 

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I can't speak for your receiver, but mine allows me to override the automatic desire for it to play the digital signal with just one button press. Et voila!!! Analogue audio. I'd be surprised if your Sony didn't offer something similar.

The fact it's this simple to swap between digital and audio on my receiver is what made my comparison test so quick and easy.
 

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