audio note cd 1.1x
about audio note cd 1.1x
A one-box CD player, using the Non-oversampling and filter-free, which Audio Note are renowned for. Both front controls and remote. Housed in a new full-width chassis, which is not as high or deep as the standard DAC chassis. This highly musical player is available with a face plate in either brushed aluminium or polished black acrylic to match other products in the Audio Note UK range.
Audio Note CD players.
Like many listeners, Audio Note were unconvinced by the conventional CD player. They found the sound chromium-plated, artificial and tiring. So they scratched theirs heads and concluded that conventional CD players were losing up to four-fifths of the data. Now they’re building machines that unearth those lost chords. The discovery is startling – it may mean we can all upgrade our music collection dramatically, without having to buy a single new disc. All normal CD players have error correction circuits which ‘sample’ sound backwards and forwards as the disc is played, and help paper over any cracks in the data. They slice and dice the input as they go, and then reconstitute the whole. The trouble is that this is like mincing a piece of beef: once you’ve done that, you can’t make a fillet steak out of it again.
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 and our own Audio Note (UK) Tin Foil output capacitors.
The result has to be heard. Try your favourite CD – one you think you know in every tiny detail – and be prepared to be astonished.
Suddenly a plucked bass appears from nowhere. Hey, who brought that snare drum in here? The sax has somehow acquired a far richer timbre, and the backing singers are no longer a flat wall of sound, but three distinct, mouth-sized humans. The whole thing sounds so alive, so tactile, so real.
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