music retrieved from HD vs CD - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th August 2007, 03:57 AM   #1
ttan98 is online now ttan98  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melb
Default music retrieved from HD vs CD

I wonder anyone here has done any comparison between sound quality retrieved from Hard disk(HD) and that from CD transport player.

With decreasing cost of storage, music CD can be stored in HD even without compression. This music data can be retreived from PC which acts as a USB host and output it via the USB to an external DAC. How does this compared to CD players which output music data via coaxial output to the an external DAC?

I am putting together PC based system(laptop) with an external DAC, and my initial thoughts is that the PC based system can sound pretty good as well. Has any here made any direct comparison, I would like to hear from those who has?

cheers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th August 2007, 08:06 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
analog_sa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sofia
A bit surprising that you searched and found nothing on this topic

It's difficult to talk of "direct comparison" as both USB and SPDIF are very much dependent on implementation. Both are obviously compromised so any comparison may favour one or the other depending on the particular approach.

In my setup the differences are not huge with slight bias towards a dedicated transport/dac. This involves an 8412/8414/8416 spdif to i2s compared to 2707 usb/i2s without secondary pll or reclocking.
  Reply With Quote
Old 31st August 2007, 05:05 AM   #3
ttan98 is online now ttan98  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melb
more comparisons can be found here!

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=257068
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
your music Bregg Music 0 10th June 2009 01:59 PM
need help with music sub epalla Subwoofers 17 7th July 2006 02:21 AM
Music Les Music 6 24th August 2003 05:01 PM
JE Labs 300b round 5. MUSIC!! MUSIC!! TubeHound Tubes / Valves 14 11th January 2003 12:02 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:05 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2