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    Default tube CD player question

    I'm looking at a Carver 390t tube CD player with coax output.

    My question here is.. I will be hooking said CD player to a tube DAC using a coax cable. IF I do this... will the coax cable bypass the tube output of the CD player? Would I only get the benefits of the tubes from the CD player If i use the RCA L&R ?

    I'm trying to go tube all the way down the line.. tube CD player.. tube DAC, and then later tube amp.

    thoughts, comments, funny stories all welcome.

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    The tubes would be part of the output stage of the cd player. You would only have use of the transport, so just find a quality transport for your DAC.
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    jrausch,

    thanks buddy. I wasn't sure about that or not. Not having to buy a tube CD player will save me some $ in the long run.

    now, what transport to get? i'm only looking at used ones.

    why are they called transports and not CD players? is there any diff?

    Here is a short list of brands i'm currently checking out online.

    NAD
    Carver
    Integra
    Marantz
    CAL (delta to mate with the tube Dac)
    Cambridge Audio

    maybe Denon and Adcom too.
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    Default Re: thanks

    Originally posted by danger boy


    why are they called transports and not CD players? is there any diff?

    Here is a short list of brands i'm currently checking out online.
    a transport does not have an internal DAC. You will only have PCM out either from xlr/rca dig coax or light pipe.

    A transport requires an external DAC of some sort.

    If you buy a Tube CD player can can really get into a 1 to 1 comparison with your existing DAC and you will have 2 options for play.

    I have my Cal Labs connected to my DAC via xlr and the analog connected to my h/k and can switch between the 2 via my remote. Its fun when friend come over to play around like that.

    Over Kill it is but keep in mind this is a hobby and one can never have enough toys.:D

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