Audio Note CDT One
About Audio Note Cd Transports
Like many listeners, Audio Note where unconvinced by conventional CD Transports. They found the sound chromium-plated, artificial and tiring. So they scratched theirs heads and concluded that conventional CD transports 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 transports 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. Basically sound is the same, it’s a continuum, and we discovered that these circuits cause the loss of weak signals – subtle things like echoes, harmonics, spatial information, which are vital to natural reproduction. So we came up with our own approach, leaving the data raw, and unadulterated. We found that other conventional components were contributing to data loss, too, and we replaced them with aerospace-grade materials applied in a new patented way”
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.
Audio Note CDT One
The CDT One is a front loading CD transort, Philips mechanism heavily Black Gated power supply, RCA and XLR outputs with custom Audio Note digital transformers. 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.