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my old CD player uses white noise as dither

it's a 30 year old Rotel and cannot possibly be good right??? Especially because it's OLD OUTDATED technology. It's there to linearize the conversion.

Anyway, it has different levels of dither and different types, and it also uses the Pacific Microsonics chipset for DA conversion. But it cannot possibly be any good, right??? They threw all kinds of SOTA stuff inside it so very long ago

Anyway, it still works just fine and I still use it among a couple others. Ain't it funny how older technology has been revisited many times over the past 60 years (like vinyl) and surprise surprise, how it surprises and amazes at how good it sounds when done correctly. I'm guessing that an impartial viewpoint changes a persons perspectives and dispels myths about quality sound just like vinyl can do, buy with the proviso that you do Vinyl properly

>>I just took a free minute or 2 to answer your post, it's been waiting for some kind of response<<

edit - there are 6 levels of dither noise as well as zero. When I bought this new the dealer said zero was the only way to properly listen. He was an idiot. I've used level 5 and also the white noise setting with much better results. I also tapped into the 1st opamp like a normal CD player uses to eliminate the remote selectable reverse polarity and that proved superior also. The type of opamps do make a difference, especially when strung together. I can recommend the Burson and Sparkos discrete opamps highly if that means anything to anybody

When listening to this one and a later Allen Wright modded SACD player there is little to no difference except the low end is stronger with the Rotel and personally I prefer it

Edits: 07/25/23

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