The B-440XS may look as the naturally progression of the award winning Densen B-440+ at least pricewise, but actually is more of than a successor, and pushes the quality of CD Playback significantly.
The B-440XS is in all aspects optimised for perfect performance. The signal comes from the heavily modified CD transport, with external clock control to avoid jitter by using same clock in both sending and receiving end of the data stream. Passes through the advanced pcb layout to the DAC, and further on through the analogue stage which uses Densen’s unique non feedback class A topology. It is further perfected from the earlier designs, and is one of the key elements that secure the extreme high sound quality of the B-440XS.
The DAC circuit is completely new board, using several unique techniques and details.
the Densen design team has focused totally on creating a CD player that not only sets new standards for the price range, but actually plays music in a way that allows the listener to really dig into the music.
In the B-440XS is not only the digital and analogue stages optimized to perfection, but also the power supply. Being the heart of all audio, the power supply in the B-440XS is comparable to many power amplifiers with a 300 VA transformer, 40.000 µF storage capacity, and no less than 8 individual regulators and 4 bridges. Naturally this means that all digital stages, analogue stages, and microprocessors and display have individual supplies, to avoid interference, and allow all stages to work perfectly.
The microprocessor contains Densen’s own control software, that controls both CD drive and all functionality including display, link and remote. The CD drive is modified with external clock controller. The analogue stages are based on Densen’s famed 6 watt class A amplifier stage, with no negative feedback (neither global or local), which here is obvious used in a version without 6 watts output.
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