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CD 5.1x
  • CD 5.1x

    The CD5.1x is the latest in our line of one-box integrated Red Book CD players. We started with the concept of combining elements of our CDT-Three transport and DAC3.1x/II Balanced DAC with a careful selection of improved components. The final machine became significantly more than that...


    The CD5.1x is a completely new machine which elevates the one-box CD player to hitherto unknown levels of performance. Never before has it been possible to achieve such quite astonishingly superior levels of digital replay from a single chassis, integrated design.

    The CD5.1x features the top-loading Philips CD Pro 2LF CD mechanism, which we custom modify and improve in-house, bringing the performance of this already excellent mechanism up to a standard that is truly in a class of its own.


    The power supply is a valve rectified and regulated design, using a 6X5 and ECL82.


    The analogue output stage uses a combination of 1 x 5814a and 1 x 5687WB valves, feeding a pair of our world-renowned output transformers, using SHiB cores with copper primaries and secondaries.


    A mix of our own 0.5 Watt and 1 Watt non- magnetic Tantalum resistors are used in all critical areas, as are our own custom Audio Note (UK) foil / Mylar and electrolytic capacitors. The CD5.1x uses our own in-house designed and manufactured digital transformers; silver wound for the Transport side and copper wound for the DAC side.


    This stand alone Red Book CD player is, to put it mildly, astonishingly good. The finest one-box CD player. Ever.

    • FACTS

      Optical pick-up: 


      3 beam laser

      Semi-conductor laser:


      780 nm

      Power source: 


      AC 100-120V/220-240V 50/60 Hz

      Output impedance :


      approx. 5 Ohm, balanced and single-ended.

      Reference output :


      1.2V RMS single-ended

      2.4V RMS balanced

      Channel balance: 


      Less that 0.2dB 



      220/240V - 800 mA Anti-surge 

      100/120V - 800 mA Anti-surge

      (incl. connectors) :

      142mm (h) x 445mm (w) x 428mm (d)



      16.8 kg

      Max power consumption:


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