Well today for the first time i decided to have a proper play with the player in the rossini, so into the roof for a few off them silver discs i went.
Well before i go on, my melco now is a N1ZS/2 but before this one i had a melco N100 and used a buffalo disc drive to rip all my CD’s over to the N100, then when i got the N1zs/2 i just made a copy off all the tracks onto a back up hard drive and copied them over to the new melco.
Well as we have plenty off time at the monent, i decided to see if what if any difference there is between the rip cd on the melco and the Rossini player, so obviously both are running through the rossini dac and using the same everything.
Well to my surprise the cd player sounded better, it had better separation, clearer detail and just more sparkle if that makes sense, so i decided to re rip a disc to the N1zs/2 to see if that made a difference. It didnt.
Quite surprised really at the difference between them, its not massive but then at this level things tend not to be, but you can hear the difference and given both to sit down and listen too, well the cd gets it.
So does that mean the buffalo drive that i used to rip all my CD’s wasn’t quite up to the job, i think so, does that mean a melco D100 needs to be got and re rip them all again, well probably, but not looking forward to that again to be honest.
So folks with a melco any advice that you have regarding the D100 and if you have tried it against the buffalo would be great, i have read reviews on the D100 and all give good remarks, but i would rather hear it from guys on here, your finding please.
Or i may just leave my ripped CD’s as they are and use it to stream round the house and for when i just want mudic on, but for serious listening get a CD out if i have the album, but that kinds off misses the point off the melco really.
Life would have been so much easier if i hadn’t got a rossini with a player built in lol and yes i know these are not real problems with whats going on, but having all the time you have to do something dont you.