I am currently using my PS3 as a CD player and it doesn't sound very good. The music sounds very busy, and there is poor seperation between instruments. I have it connected via optical toslink to a V-Dac, which is connected to a Denon AVR-2807 receiver via RCA cables. The receiver is hooked up to a pair of stereo speakers and set to Stereo. Is the PS3 just not a very good CD player, or do I have a setting wrong? The audio settings are very complex and confusing. Here is how I have them...
BD/DVD - Audio Output Format (HDMI): Linear PCM
BD - Audio Output Format (Optical Digital): Bitstream Direct
Output Frequency: 44.1/88.2/176.4 kHz
Bitmapping: Type 3
Do I have a setting wrong or is the PS3 just not a very good CD player? I find that hard to believe, since the original play station is supposed to be so good.