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Accustic Arts Player II MK2 Reference CD Player

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Accustic Arts Player II MK2 Reference CD Player

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 inputs: 1 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”

Manufacturer's website ACCUSTIC ARTS

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ACCUSTIC ARTS Player II Reference CD Player

Please find reviews below:

http://accusticarts.de/pages/en_testberichte.html

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ACCUSTIC ARTS PLAYER II Reference CD Player / DAC review by Edgar Kramer " AUDIO ESOTERICA " Magazine, Issue 1, 2016

Complete review HERE

Specifications:
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.