The all new B-410XS is the new entry level CD-player from Densen. It is the first in a strong line of new CD Players, which all combine CD Playback with a input that allows to use the CD Player as DAC.
Densen has a strong reputation among audiophiles due to the Densen’s CD players highly engaging musicality.
The task for the Densen development team has been to not only replicate the qualities of the former models, but to make a new generation of CD Players that surpasses the old players in every aspect.
The B-410XS is the successor to the B-410+.
The design of the B-410XS started when the B-410+ was launched. During the lengthy development phase, a completely new controller was made for control of the CD Drive. Using Densen’s own software, the controller not only controls the drive, it also controls the complete user interface with remote, and display. The display now matches Densen’s B-110, B-150, B-250 amplifiers.
The CD Drive is modified at the Densen factory with a clock controller that allows the motherboard to control the system clock, to avoid jitter by using same clock in both sending and receiving end of the data stream.
The power supply of the B-410XS uses a large custom made toroid transformer, which has 4 individual outputs, so the B-410XS uses 4 individual power supplies. The B-410XS contains 4 custom made capacitors each of 10.000uF giving a total storage capacity of 40.000uF which would not be out of place in a power amplifier, but which in a CD player is exceptional.
The DAC and analogue board is separated from the main CPU board, and can be upgraded as technology is progressing. All ready from the beginning the B-410XS can be upgraded to the B-420XS and B-440XS players. However, upgrade from B-410 and B-410+ to B-410XS is NOT possible.
The DAC is a 24 bit type which is mounted under a shielded box, to avoid digital interference on the analogue stages. Naturally the B-410XS can have the absolute phase of the signal inverted, so even recordi