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pioneer DVD v7400 help needed...

Discussion in 'DACs' started by jonm, May 17, 2018.

  1. jonm

    jonm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi to all;
    I've been listening to a Pioneer DVD-v7400 as a CD player. I'm simply using the audio out to my preamp as you would any CD player, and it sounds great. These have to be set up for either CD or DVD playing and mine was set up for CD. However, I'd like to try it as a transport with a DAC. So my question is how do I connect it to, say, a Topping D30 or similar, and what cable(s) do I need? Thanks, Jon
     

     

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  2. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Addicted Member

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    I'm not so sure you even can, based on a quick look at the back plate connections. For a conventional two-channel external audio DAC, you need one (or more) of three different types of digital outputs-USB, SPDIF (coaxial) or TosLink (optical). The only audio outs I see on that unit are analogue or PCM.
     
  3. jonm

    jonm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks for the response. That's what I see also, yet people rave about the Pioneer connected to a DAC :dunno:
     
  4. gvl

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    Is this the player? If so PCM/Digital out and a Coax cable will get you there.

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  5. jonm

    jonm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi, is this just an rca male to rca male? I'm pretty tech-illiterate (ahem, a luddite who prefers my Dynaco and Eico stuff) so my apologies...
     
  6. savatage1973

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    Cool--in this case, I am glad to stand corrected. I wasn't sure if the PCM out would be forced to use the Dolby decoding and multichannel output, rather than a 2-channel stereo output.
     

     

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  7. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Addicted Member

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    YUP
     
  8. gvl

    gvl Super Member

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    Yes, but better use a 75 Ohm coax, not a regular audio interconnect which might work but will not be optimal. A composite video cable (slightly thicker and usually yellow RCA plug jackets) that came with your CRT TV or VCR will work.
     
  9. gvl

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    CDs don't have Dolby-Digital on them, but good point, to make sure Dolby-Digital isn't sent out on this output when say playing DVDs, need to also go to the settings menu and set the output to 2 channel PCM.
     
  10. jonm

    jonm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well thanks to all... you guys know all about this. AK is great.
     
  11. BillWojo

    BillWojo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Looks like it might be an interesting transport. I just looked at them on Ebay, the problem is you can't tell if it's got 100 hours on it or more likely 10,000 hours on it.
    Do you use a remote or a mouse?

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  12. jonm

    jonm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It was already set up for CD playing when I got it, I just use the stereo audio out...
    i think it sounds good as is, hoping for an improvement with a DAC but maybe not.
     
  13. savatage1973

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    Being that it is more of a "professional" unit, I would be inclined to think that build and performance quality are pretty high--but that is just an assumption, and we all know what those are worth. I would think that you would have to go fairly far up the DAC "food chain" to best what's already in there, but again, that is just an assumption.

    If you want to experiment with external DACs, all you need to do is grab any cheap CDP or DVD player with a digital output (you can get one new or used for a couple bucks pretty much anywhere) and go to town, so to speak.
     

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