|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
Some audio manufacturers sell CD transports, which simply read an audio CD and output a digital signal (optical or spdif). These sell for up to $6000. My computer reads files from a CD and outputs the data with no errors (or else I'd get corrupt files). What is the difference in quality (if any) in output between digital audio off a cd-rom using a $40 cd-rom drive and a $6000 cd transport reading a standard audio cd (assuming they both output digital to an external DAC)?
Re: How does a CD 'transport' differ from a standard computer cd-rom drive?
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