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Audio Research DAC-8
This reference quality 24-192khz DAC has a USB input for accessing stored music on your computer, also RCA, BNC, XLR and optical digital inputs. Audio Research has maximized the USB capability of the DAC8 by incorporating USB 2.0 HS (High Speed) which runs at 480Mbps. USB 2.0 HS has a lower jitter specification than USB 2.0 FS (Full Speed 12mbps), consequently the DAC8 is capable of reproducing music at higher definition/resolution (up to 24/192) than products communicating at USB 2.0 FS speeds (24/96). The remote control allows you to track skip using Windows Media player or iTunes. XLR or RCA analog outputs. Black or silver faceplate.
The DCM-290 5-disc carousel changer is a top performing CD changer at a very affordable price. Supported formats include CD/CD-R/RW discs and the DCM-290 has WMA and MP3 decoders for extended play use. This CD player is a great complement to any stereo system.
With the release of the RCD-1520, Rotel has produced a CD player that sets a new standard for the 21st century. For the digital domain, they use the superb Wolfson DAC for advanced digital filtration and D/A conversion and Burr Brown low distortion op amplifiers. The CD transport is a high performance slot loading mechanism. The result of this attention to detail is a CD player that will remain a part of your reference audio system for years to come. Large photo. Read The Absolute Sound review.
Now music enthusiasts have an exceptional new component to be enthusiastic about. The Pioneer Elite N-50 Network Audio Player. With its ability to download at up to 7 times the quality of cd’s, the N-50 stylishly allows you access to online audio content from any room in your house. Connecting to your home network, you can enjoy a wide variety of online music services remotely. Because it’s Apple Airplay certified, it’s incredibly simple to experience your digital music library on your home system. Seamlessly stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPod® or iPad .You can also view iTunes® album art along with information you want like time, time remaining, format and quality on the N-50’s crisp, 2.5” color display. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network. With DLNA 1.5® certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. Stream your MP-3, AAC, WMA, WAV, Ogg Vorbis or FLAC music files from your PC, Laptop, Smartphone, or “Pad” to your home theater system. Or enjoy 1000’s of internet radio stations from around the world with vTuner® convenience. The audio quality of Elite N-50 is a direct reflection of the quality of its build - both inside and out. Inside the N-50 you’ll find twin EL transformers: one analog and one digital to better block external interference and create a truer audio experience. Underneath the sleek body design is an armored chassis consisting of a large metal plate to significantly reduce vibration. Gold connectors preserve the sound reproduction quality. And its aesthetically pleasing design only serves to enhance the overall experience. With its high192kHz / 32-bit Asynchronous USB digital audio conversion (DAC), network streaming audio playback is now ready for the true audiophile. The N-50 benefits from Pioneer’s rich heritage of audio excellence and innovative technologies like Auto Sound Retriever, which takes compressed files and enhances them to virtually CD quality. With its unparalleled ability to minimize all forms of interference, playback is remarkably textured and detailed reproduction remains true to its original source. While wired is the recommended way to connect because of the high rates of data involved, an optional AS-WL300 wifi adapter is also available for wireless network convenience. The Elite N-50 is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth® Audio from your iPhone®, Blackberry®, or Android® smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled sources like laptops. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from cables and inputs and focus on enjoying your music the way it was meant to be heard. Plus with Pioneer Sound Retriever, your compressed files are enhanced to a quality you never thought possible. Full product spec sheet.
Pioneer Elite N-50
24/192 Hi-Res music player / DAC
The new McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player with Digital Inputs combines exceptional sound quality and flexibility with a unique parallel DAC topology. Four 24-Bit, 192 KHz PCM/DSD digital to analog converters per channel are arranged in a differential balanced configuration enabling a more faithful reproduction of the analog waveform resulting in outstanding fidelity with very low noise and distortion. The superior low-level linearity achieved by this design reveals extraordinary detail for the kind of transparency normally experienced only during live musical events.
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Krell S-350a CD player
The S-350a CD player establishes a new high standard of performance and value among high-end compact disc players. Incorporating an advanced TEAC slot load disc transport mechanism, premium digital circuitry, Class A analog circuitry, Krell designed anti-jitter master clock, and sophisticated high-linearity power supply, the S-350a delivers performance unequaled by many more expensive players. It is the ideal CD player for the serious music lover. A coaxial and toslink digital input extends the S-350cd's digital to analog conversion circuitry to two additional audio sources. The S-350a complements the S-300i integrated amplifier both in industrial design and sonic performance, a treat for the eyes and a feast for the ears.
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The Wadia 121Decoding Computer is a high performance DAC/digital preamplifier with a complete set of digital inputs, balanced analog outputs, digital volume control, and a headphone output section. Just connect your iTransport, Computer, Streaming Audio source, or any other digital source and experience exceptional audiophile quality sound. Audio signals are processed using Wadia's DigiMaster patented up sampling and filtering technology. The Wadia 121decoding computer also features a clock linked asynchronous USB input for jitter free playback of music from your computer. All inputs including USB accept up to 24-bit/192kHz input data rates. The Wadia 121decoding computer provides true balanced and single ended analog outputs. An exceptional headphone amplifier section delivers an unsurpassed personal listening experience.
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PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport
PS Audio’s ground breaking PerfectWave Transport (PWT) Memory Player will read almost any optical disc and output error free, jitter free digital data to any D to A processor. Future-proof and upgradable, the PWT can read WAV files CD audio files directly and feed the perfected data to your DAC through standard AES/EBU, S/PDIF or PS Audio’s exclusive I2S for unprecedented performance. Cover art, song titles, track times, sample rates and bit depth are all displayed on the beautiful color touch screen automatically. Now includes FLAC support.
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PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC MK. II
PS Audio's PerfectWave DAC is a high-performance remote controlled D/A converter with volume control, enabling you to connect to a power amplifier directly! Access digital audio from a CD transport, CD player, computer, network, or the Internet and convert the data to the most musically natural sounding audio ever produced. Add the optional internet bridge to turn your PWD into a state of the art 24/192 music server and use your iPad or iPhone as a remote. It featues a full color touchscreen that when used with the the internet bridge will even display cover art. 7 digital inputs, XLR and RCA outputs.
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The future of high resolution music playback is now!
PS Audio Nuwave DAC
The long awaited replacement for the Digital link III now accepts 24/192 digital input. Whether you are using a computer or still spinning discs, the Nuwave DAC is the perfect upgrade to your current digital playback system.
Three digital inputs, 192kHz asynchronous USB, RCA and XLR balanced outputs, High current class A output stage, Native mode, 192kHz selectable upsample, Low jitter PerfectWave clocks, Class A fully balanced discrete analog electronics, Burr Brown 24 bit DAC chip
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CD Players, DAC's, and Transports
All three DAC•iT inputs take advantage of the high-resolution ESS ES9023 Sabre Premier DAC chip, plus our hot-rodded analog output section. This eliminates the need for expensive computer sound cards and effectively replaces the weak analog output section built into your streaming devices.
Compared to CD transports, computers and streaming devices present a rather harsh musical environment with a unique set of challenges. The Peachtree DAC•iT is specifically designed for this environment and is optimized to handle these challenges.
The USB input is galvanically isolated, which is necessary when dealing with electrical noise generated by a computer's USB output. Elimination of this noise in the DAC•iT is among the most important reasons that the USB section performs so well.
The DAC•iT re-clocks any digital signal to less than 3 picoseconds of jitter. This is quite an achievement since many computers have up to ten times the jitter of a standard CD player.
The DAC•iT's USB input accepts data up to 24bit/96kHz resolution to handle your high-resolution audio downloads.
For added convenience, a remote control with direct input selection is included with the DAC•iT.
Audio Research Reference CD-9
The REF CD9 incorporates four digital inputs: Asynchronous USB 2.0HS, AES/EBU, RCA, and Toslink. All inputs handle 24 bit / 192k resolution. As you would expect, the REF CD9 retains the Philips PRO2R transport, still the best dedicated CD mechanism available. It is simply unsurpassed for compact disc playback. Like the REF5SE, REF PH2SE and REF DAC, the analog section is vacuum-tube, with four 6H30 dual-triodes, and there is vacuum-tube power-supply regulation featuring a6550WE with a 6H30. Sonically, the REF CD9 is in a new class, combining the magical musicality of tubes with new levels of transparency and aliveness. The REF CD9 sounds “faster” with greater transient speed, improved dynamics from top to bottom, much greater resolution of inner detail, with a focus and purity that is captivating. Rhythm, pace and timing are better than ever, something you must hear to appreciate.