coaxial output on CD players

jwong6129

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I have an old NAD 7130 Stereo receiver. My old CD player has died and I'm thinking about purchasing a new one but all of the present players have coaxial outputs rather than the audio jack that my old receiver has. Are there adapters than are effective for this problem?

Thanks
 
In computer terms a CD player is a CD drive plus soundcard which has left right audio outputs and maybe digital audio output.
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/hifi-and-home-cinema/topaz-cd10
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/teac-cd-player-black/3321339.p?id=1218395159209&skuId=3321339
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/onkyo-6-disc-cd-player-black/6762924.p?id=1218623965296&skuId=6762924
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/onkyo-cd-player/6952669.p?id=1218816234719&skuId=6952669
These and any other CD player will have analog RCA audio output. You would not need to use the coax output if it had one in your case.
A CD transport is just the CD drive and is meant to be used with systems that have a built in DAC
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/cx/cxc.
If you only want to play CDs every CD player ever made has left and right RCA audio outputs. Many will also have a digital output so when the soundcard in the box is dated you can connect a new "soundcard" called a DAC to upgrade it.
Blueray and DVD players all play CDs but since they are made for multichannel use many have HDMI only, some have HDMI plus digital audio out for use with non HDMI surround systems that have built in surround processing and DACs.
Better ones will have analog audio outputs too.
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/cx/cxu
 

Ruggo181

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All CD "players" will have analog RCA audio outputs. CD "transports" only have digital out and are designed to be use with outboard digital to analog converters or systems that have digital inputs (the DAC is built in). Blueray players will often not have analog outs and many will only have HDMI for both audio and video.
 

jwong6129

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Sorry - I'm pretty uninformed about the newer electronics -- I would have been considered somewhat of an audiophile in the mid-80's but I haven't kept up. While I think I understand your post, the CD "players" I have been looking at all seem to have only the coaxial digital output and I'm not sure of the difference between them and "transports". Could you briefly explain the difference?

Thanks

 

jwong6129

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Thanks for your thoughts. I have the right and left "monster" jacks from the 80's -- is it easy to find an adapter from the coaxial digital output to allow audio input into my old receiver?

Thanks
 
In computer terms a CD player is a CD drive plus soundcard which has left right audio outputs and maybe digital audio output.
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/hifi-and-home-cinema/topaz-cd10
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/teac-cd-player-black/3321339.p?id=1218395159209&skuId=3321339
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/onkyo-6-disc-cd-player-black/6762924.p?id=1218623965296&skuId=6762924
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/onkyo-cd-player/6952669.p?id=1218816234719&skuId=6952669
These and any other CD player will have analog RCA audio output. You would not need to use the coax output if it had one in your case.
A CD transport is just the CD drive and is meant to be used with systems that have a built in DAC
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/cx/cxc.
If you only want to play CDs every CD player ever made has left and right RCA audio outputs. Many will also have a digital output so when the soundcard in the box is dated you can connect a new "soundcard" called a DAC to upgrade it.
Blueray and DVD players all play CDs but since they are made for multichannel use many have HDMI only, some have HDMI plus digital audio out for use with non HDMI surround systems that have built in surround processing and DACs.
Better ones will have analog audio outputs too.
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/cx/cxu
 
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