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New CDP or DAC? £250 budget

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The internal DAC in my Arcam Alpha 8 has broken. With about £250 to spend which would be better, to keep using the Alpha 8 as a transport and buy an exteranl DAC, or just to buy a new CDP?

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daveh75

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Well if it was me think i'd go for a new CDP as the alpha8 is getting on a bit now and the DAC has already packed up who know's how long the transport may last. For a bit over your budget you could get a new/end of line Arcam CD73T from here.
 

Gerrardasnails

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daveh75:Well if it was me think i'd go for a new CDP as the alpha8 is getting on a bit now and the DAC has already packed up who know's how long the transport may last. For a bit over your budget you could get a new/end of line Arcam CD73T from here.

I agree with daveh but if you have a dvd player, get a DacMagic and you will have a better source than the Arcam 8 and the Arcam CD73.
 
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Gerrardasnails:daveh75:Well if it was me think i'd go for a new CDP as the alpha8 is getting on a bit now and the DAC has already packed up who know's how long the transport may last. For a bit over your budget you could get a new/end of line Arcam CD73T from here. I agree with daveh but if you have a dvd player, get a DacMagic and you will have a better source than the Arcam 8 and the Arcam CD73. Does it matter how cheap the DVD player was? Could I pick one up for £30 say, with the Dacmagic, and still ouplay the CD73T?
 
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Or consider the used market to stretch your money a bit.
 

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