Connect Node 2i to a cd transport

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    Sam R.

    Hello Chen, 

    This wouldn't be easy to do, as Coax uses conductor wire to transmit electrical data, whereas Optical transmits using light.

    You would need to purchase a third-party SPDIF to Optical adapter for this purpose, though I have not done any testing and cannot make recommendation on any specifics. 

    Regards,
    Sam R.

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    Chen Ostfeld

    Thanks Sam,

    Do you think I will benefit from this sound quality-wise?

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    Sam R.

    Difficult to say. Usually comparing DAC audio can really only be done by actually listening to both back and forth -- it comes down to how it sounds to you (quality could be the same but DAC sonic signatures differ; some have a warmer sound, some are more neutral, etc). 

    Also, I'm not sure how much the digital audio quality will be affected after going through a Coax to Optical adapter. 

    I would recommend purchasing one of the adapters from a place you can be sure to return to, and then comparing both the Node's DAC vs your CD player's DAC so you can confidently decide which you prefer sound-wise. 

    Regards,
    Sam R.

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