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Audio Note AN-CD2

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Audio Note AN-CD2


The CD2 was specifically designed and engineered for the best sonic performance rather than technical specifications.

The CD2 uses the revolutionary and currently exclusive Audio Note digital technology dubbed the 1 x oversampling direct from disc circuit topology. The ultimate version of this technology is found in the extremely expensive DAC5 Signature, and we have taken great to ensure that as much of the inherent advantages of the topology have been retained in the sound of the CD2.

The technology dispenses with all the correction measures inherent in all other DA converters and presents the digital signal directly to the converter after reformatting. This allow you to hear what is actually recorded on each disc, rather than, as has been the case up to now, some technically and cosmetically altered version, as a result the reproduction is more reminiscent of a master tape in quality.


Disc format: CD

Digital converter: AD1865, 18 bit, 1 x oversampling

CD Mechanism: KSS-210 / SOH-A1

Channel separation: 80dB

Line output: 3V

Digital outputs: coaxial

Valve complement: 1 x 6111WA

Dimensions: 470 x 116 x 350mm

Weight: 10kg

Accessories: remote control

Year: 1997

Price: GBP £1000 (1997)



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