Audiophile CD player and D/A converter

PLAYER II highlights

Audiophile top loader CD player and high-precision D/A converter in one device

Ultra-precise 24 bit / 192 kHz upsampling technology

ACCUSTIC ARTS® “tube hybrid” technology

CD player section with the following advantages:

- legendary and proven CD Pro2LF precision drive with excellent sound quality

- solid die-cast metal chassis with elaborate mechanical decoupling

- drive mounted in housing made from solid aluminium (so-called sub chassis design principle)

- CD fixed in drive using precise puck with integrated magnet and manufactured in chrome-plated brass

D/A converter section with the following advantages:

- 4 digital Inputs1 x coaxial, 1 x balanced, 1 x optical, 1 x USB

- USB interface with modern asynchronous 24/192 technology

- easy playback of different audio files (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC etc.) from Windows® or Mac OS X® computer via USB interface with USB drivers within scope of delivery

- selection between “native” signal processing or 24/192 upsampling

ACCUSTIC ARTS® “tube hybrid” technology with following advantages:

- very low distortion and a “good-natured”, perfect distortion spectrum

- “analog” sound experience with exceptional precision

- easy tube change without readjustment (“plug & play”)

- selected “military” tubes of the highest quality

Analog section with the following advantages:

- 1 fully balanced output (XLR)

- 1 unbalanced output (RCA)

- outputs are fixed or volume controlled via the integrated preamplifier function (selected by push-in button)

- analog output stage class A standard

Magnetically shielded toroidal core transformer (“Made in Germany”) of the highest quality for high output reserve

Very elaborate power supply with 9 separate supply voltages for the individual assemblies to enable best possible decoupling of signals

ACCUSTIC ARTS® system remote control manufactured completely in aluminium

Extremely stable, solid, resonance-balanced housing manufactured primarily with 10 mm thick aluminium plates with ultra-stable, acoustically dampened top load cover

ACCUSTIC ARTS® PLAYER II is “Handmade in Germany”

Technical Data:

CD mechanism CD-Pro2LF with 3-beam laser and glass lens
Input data formats up to 24 bit / 192 kHz (ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV)
Digital Inputs

1 x AES/EBU; balanced – 110 Ω (XLR)

1 x S/P-DIF; unbalanced – 75 Ω (COAX)

1 x TOSLINK; optical

1 x USB 2.0; 24/192 asynchronous

Digital outputs

1 x AES/EBU; balanced – 110 Ω (XLR)

1 x S/P-DIF; unbalanced – 75 Ω (COAX)

1 x TOSLINK; optical

Analog outputs

1 x balanced – 2 x 33 Ω (XLR)

1 x unbalanced – 33 Ω (COAX)

Transformer power 100 VA
Distortion (THD+N) 0.005 % with 24 bit (22Hz – 22 kHz)
Power consumption max. 30 W
Tube type 12 AX 7 dual triode – military version, 4-times selected and matched
Dimensions (H x W x D) 130 x 482 x 375 mm / 5.1 x 19 x 14.8 inches
Weight 18 kg / 39.6 lbs.