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Level Zero Red Book CD Player. Our most cost effective Red Book CD playback system for the discerning music lover. For those looking for the best possible sound quality in a single, small but perfectly formed package, there is no superior choice than the CD Zero.
Whilst the rest of the audiophile world continues it delusional and ultimately doomed love affair with the currently fashionable crop of what are claimed to be 'high resolution' computer sources, we at Audio Note (UK) continue to extract even greater degrees of information and quality from Red Book CD, which is still the best, currently available digital music format.
Audio Note (UK) is highly critical of the digital medium as presented by compact disc; we sincerely hope that you too will find this transport breaks free from the 'digital mould' that we are all so accustomed to, and so opens a new window on your CD collection.
It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfils all Audio Note (UK) Entry Level criteria.
Housed inside its deceptively solid casework are simplified and integrated versions of our Zero level dedicated Transport and DAC (CDT Zero/II and DAC0.1x).
Digital, done right
The in-house custom modified Philips front loading CD mechanism is designed purely to read true Red Book CD, which in our opinion is still the best possible Digital music format currently available. The Philips TDA1543 DAC is implemented in a non-oversampling digital filterless circuit, and the analogue output stage is equipped with the quite exceptional 6111WA miniature dual triode
OPTICAL PICK UP
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION
3 beam laser
Less than 2 KOhm
3.0V RMS (approx.)
Less than 0.25dB
98mm (h) x 300mm (w) x 270mm (d)
AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
Due to Audio Note (UK)'s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.