I would love to get an ARC and connect it to my TV via HDMI….BUT in addition, I would like to connect my CD player to the ARC. Can I do that using the OPTICAL connection on the ARC?
If not, what is the simplest way to connect a CD player to the Sonos wireless speaker world. I don’t have any wired speakers, so the AMP is not really needed for me.
Best answer by Ken_Griffiths
Thanks for your quick reply. Someone did suggest using a Blu-ray player to play CD’s. I am not sure if the audio quality of a Blu-Ray matches that of a dedicated CD? Any thoughts?
There's no technical reason why a Blu-ray player should play CDs better, or worse, than a CD player. CD and DVD players have a red laser. Blu-ray players have both a blue laser and a red laser, and will use the appropriate one based on the media being played.
If the Blu-ray player is a higher quality player than the CD player, yes it could sound better if it has a better transport mechanism and digital-to-audio circuitry. Since Blu-ray players have to play high resolution audio from Blu-ray discs, the DAC chip is probably better than your equivalently priced CD player.
That said, a high quality CD player will also beat a cheap Blu-ray player, so it all depends.