CDA2 MkII

CDA2 MkII

Overview

  • Hand built in the UK
  • Ultra-low noise discrete design
  • New high-resolution DAC.  The new AKM chipset delivers lower nose and distortion and an optimised PCB layout brings further improvements to the convertor performance.
  • High resolution USB input capable of handling PCM data up to 384kHz and also DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 (2.8MHz, 5.6MHz ‘dual’ and 11.2MHz ‘quad’ rates).
  • 2 x analogue inputs, including additional aux analogue input (on analogue 2) via 3.5mm mini jack with high input sensitivity for improved compatibility with low output portable devices such as phones and tablets.
  • 2 x digital inputs
  • 6 year warranty (excludes CD mechanism which is covered by a 2 year warranty)

Specification

Pre-Amplifier

  • Frequency Response (-3dB) : < 2 Hz – > 280 kHz
  • Distortion (1kHz) : <0.0008% / 102dB
  • Input sensitivity for 2V Output :
    Aux inputs 600mV 3.5mm inputs 400mV
  • Maximum Output Level :
    Phono 9.2V r.m.s XLR 18.4V r.m.s.
  • Overload Capacity : 13dB
  • Input Impedance : 14k Ohms
  • Output Impedance : 10 Ohms
  • S+N/N Ratio :
    Wide Band >96dB
    DIN >108dB
    IEC “A” >112dB
  • Absolute Phase :
    Phono Zero Degrees
    XLR Zero Degrees, Pin 2 Hot
  • Output XLR CMRR (100Hz – 10kHz) : >60dB

CD Player

  • Distortion :
    1kHz < 0.0015% (-96dB)
    10kHz < 0.003% (-90dB)
  • Frequency Response (20Hz–20kHz) : +/- 0.2dB

DIGITAL INPUTS Optical and Coaxial

  • Distortion :
    <0.001% at all supported sample rates
    44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 192.0kHz*
    * 192kHz supported via coaxial input only

DIGITAL INPUTS USB

  • Distortion :
    <0.001% at all supported sample rates
    44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192.0kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz

SUPPORTED WORDLENGTHS

  • Optical and Coaxial : 16bit and 24bit
  • USB : 16bit, 24bit and 32bit
  • DSD
    Frequency Response -1dB : < 10Hz – 50kHz
  • Supported DSD Rates :
    Windows DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256
    MacOS DSD64 and DSD128

PHYSICAL

  • Dimensions (HxWxD) : 90 x 445 x 330mm (3.5˝ x 17.5˝ x 13˝)
  • Weight : 7kg / 15.4Ilbs

Reviews

“Very revealing and tremendously dynamic with genuine low-end power.”  “A heck of a lot of CD player, preamp and DAC for the money”  Hi-Fi Choice, Issue 376, October 2013

HiFi i Muzyka – January 2014

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