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astroboy
2005-11-26, 07:52
Hi,

I was just wondering what the dynamic range of this device sounds like if using its analog output to an integrated amp. Would this be any better than my old marantz cd-48 cdp? Would it even come close to the analog output of the emu 1212m sound card?

Regards,
Andrew

seanadams
2005-11-26, 09:26
I haven't tested the specific products you're asking about, but generally yes DAC technology hs come a long way in recent years, and you will probably find that SB3 sounds better than older high-end CD players. As for the sound card there should be no contest as sound card manufacturers generally don't pay too much attention to delivering clean power, even on the expensive models.

The only was to know for sure is to give a listen for yourself - I expect you'll be surprised by SB3's performance.

astroboy
2005-11-27, 01:48
Excellent, will be looking forward to listening to it. Thanks for the quick response.

Regards,
Andrew