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California Audio Labs Tercet

Compact Disc Player

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California Audio Labs Tercet


California Audio Labs Tercet is an affordable reference quality compact disc player incorporating Waveshaping.

Having established new reference benchmarks in CD performance with our Tempest and Aria, we looked to see whether what we had learned could be applied to an affordable, or budget audiophile CD player.

The majority of today's compact disc players suffer from one or more of the following; glare; hardness; brightness; lack of dimension; and lack of focus.

The design research we do at California Audio Labs helps us to understand why these things occur, and how to eliminate them from interfering with the music.


Disc format: CD

Digital converter: TDA1541A, 16 bit, 4 x oversampling

CD Mechanism: CDM-2

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Year: 1987


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