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PS3 AUDIOPHILE?

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When you're using a dac via coax or optical from the spinner regardless of what it is the spinner is being used as the transport, the difference in the sound perceived is the last source in this chain, aka the dac. The difference in the transport in most cases are very miniscule assuming the digital signal is before any filter straight from the digital servo chip. Just because something is high end doesn't mean it will automatically sound night and day better than what you're currently using. 

 

 

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On 08/04/2019 at 3:50 PM, simon12345 said:

well i think they are pretty much the same my ears might be tricking me i go into a sony 777 amp and it does the decoding coax is marginally better than optical but comparing the ps3 and rebook there's nothing in it I've decided to sell my players and stick with the ps3  just not worth owning high end players when the sony is just fine but thanks for your input

What about fan noise from the PS3? Isn't that annoying?

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well I'm 3 meters away from the ps3 with music on i don't hear the fan i know its there i know its not the best but really i can live with it it is pretty good the dacs on my 777 do all the work and its pretty sweet..by the way thankyou everyone for your replies.

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I had an old PS3 hooked up to my DAC for a while. It was one of those early machines that could play SACD.  I agree it sounded great, and the combo (PS3/DAC) was not far from the Sony ES CD player I use.

 

 But the fan noise was too much for me personally,  particularly in late night listening sessions.  

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yes the combo is very good my fan though is so quiet i can't hear it lucky for me..thanks for the reply

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so i hooked up my transport, made some changes went analog direct out to my amp with does pure analog in..well what a difference..the ps3 optical out sounds squashed compressed now my sound is open and 3d with more bass and treble .i will definitely be keeping my analog setup it is far superior to the ps3...i always thought optical was the best but i was wrong my system now sounds superb.there is no question in my mind that a good transport analog outs is better than ps3 there is no comparison.thanks for all your input

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On 08/04/2019 at 5:45 PM, hifiorwife said:

Thank You. I think it's all about is the cable itself, one is fiber optic & the other copper, so if the PS3 has the Coaxial output it's sound will be the same as Redbook CD player?. What's you think?...

It's all about the number of conversions.  Internally, components use an electrical signal (coax) not a light signal (optical).  Converting from electrical to optical, then back from optical to electrical is where the losses occur. 

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30 minutes ago, DJGopal said:

It's all about the number of conversions.  Internally, components use an electrical signal (coax) not a light signal (optical).  Converting from electrical to optical, then back from optical to electrical is where the losses occur. 

It's more about the DAC being used. When @simon12345 is feeding analog from the PS3 to the amp, he is using the PS3's DAC. When he's feeding the optical from the PS3 to the amp, he's using the amp's DAC.

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2 hours ago, bob_m_54 said:

It's more about the DAC being used. When @simon12345 is feeding analog from the PS3 to the amp, he is using the PS3's DAC. When he's feeding the optical from the PS3 to the amp, he's using the amp's DAC.

Two different subjects.  I'm explaining why coax between transport and DAC sounds better than optical almost every time.

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On 03/05/2019 at 1:06 PM, DJGopal said:

Two different subjects.  I'm explaining why coax between transport and DAC sounds better than optical almost every time.

OK, I must have misread the post above though, because I don't remember seeing the quote in it. But yes, two different subjects.

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