CD 5.1x

Photography by Jess Thomas & Unknown

Available finishes

Fascia - Anodised Aluminium or Black Acrylic

Details

Level Three Red Book CD Player. The CD5.1x is a completely new machine which elevates the one-box CD player to hitherto unknown levels of performance. Never before has it been possible to achieve such quite astonishingly superior levels of digital replay from a single chassis, integrated design.

The CD5.1x features the top-loading Philips CD Pro 2LF CD mechanism, which we custom modify and improve in-house, bringing the performance of this already excellent mechanism up to a standard that is truly in a class of its own.

The power supply is a valve rectified and regulated design, using a 6X5 and ECL82.

The analogue output stage uses a combination of 1 x 5814a and 1 x 5687WB valves, feeding a pair of our world-renowned output transformers, using SHiB cores with copper primaries and secondaries. A mix of our own 0.5 Watt and 1 Watt non- magnetic Tantalum resistors are used in all critical areas, as are our own custom Audio Note (UK) foil / Mylar and electrolytic capacitors. The CD5.1x uses our own in-house designed and manufactured digital transformers; silver wound for the Transport side and copper wound for the DAC side.

 

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP

SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

REFERENCE OUTPUT

CHANNEL BALANCE

UNIT WEIGHT

UNIT DIMENSIONS

 

MAINS INPUT

MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION

NOTE

3 beam laser

780nm

approx. 5 Ohm, balanced and single-ended

1.2V RMS single-ended / 2.4V RMS balanced

Less than 0.2dB

16.8 kg

142mm (h) x 445mm (w) x 428mm (d)

 

AC 100-120V / 220-240V  50/60Hz

48W

 

Due to Audio Note (UK)'s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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