This is not your ordinary CD player. It´s a pure audio CD player. Designed, developed, and manufactured in Denmark, the CD-2 provides the unsurpassed performance which is expected from a Lyngdorf Audio product. With the experience gained from multiple-award-winning Lyngdorf Audio digital amplifiers and CD players, this player is one of the best sounding pure audio CD players on the market.
The CD-2 is designed for audio only, and for this reason, using a pure audio drive is both simpler and better. All multi-format drives are based on video designs and clocks, and the audio output is then re-sampled (uncontrolled) to audio output clocks. Many choose to optimize the clock on the drive itself, but no matter what you do, ground potentials are difficult to control and the engine control board is noise inducing.
The Lyngdorf Audio philosophy is to get the audio signal as clean as possible and to do the optimization based on the Lyngdorf Audio precision clock system. Based on previous work with CD players and fully digital amplifiers, we know the do's and don'ts of clock systems. For the CD-2 we have taken the clock from the Millennium Mk IV and implemented it into the CD-2, the key being low phase noise in the audio band.
ICC - INTERSAMPLE CLIPPING CORRECTION
When music is being mastered, the level is often very high; upon analysis you will often find several consecutive maximum samples, indicating something has been clipped away from the original signal. Audio that exceeds 0 dBFS (decibels relative to full scale) will sound very compressed because the headroom is nonexistent. Sadly, this harsh sound is often related to digitally stored music, as compared to the sound of vinyl.
In the CD-2 we reduce the gain with 3 dB, through this you will enjoy the full dynamic range and a more distortion free sound.
The Lyngdorf Audio designed switch mode power supply is extremely well regulated and is filtered and decoupled to provide a low noise and low impedance supply to the digital and analog circuitry. With different supplies from four independent secondary windings on the transformer, the analog and digital supplies are kept separate to minimize digital noise in the analog circuit.
Grounding is optimal, and the entire chassis is connected electrically. The back panel is electrically conductive.
Lyngdorf Audio spends great time and effort in designing products that will not radiate noise. Making a noise and radiation free design has the advantage that it will also make the CD-2 itself immune to noise from the outside and from products that have not had the same attention to details in the design phase.
The D/A converter section (also used in the Millennium Mk IV) is used to drive a high quality, single ended and balanced output stage. The D/A converter is built around the fine Wolfson WM8740 chip. This, in combination with our balanced design using very fine audiophile op-amps, results in outstanding sonic qualities.
SAMPLE RATE CONVERTER
Upsampling has two major effects:
- When changing the sampling rate to the optimum operating point of the D/A converter, the best sonic performance is achieved.
State-of-the-art sample rate converters, using special low-noise design techniques, allows Lyngdorf Audio to upsample the digital output of the audio drive to a selectable output rate. The digital output can be delivered in a 24-bit resolution at a sample rate up to 192 kHz.
The analog section is upsampled in a parallel process to 96 kHz. The D/A converter section (also used in the Millennium Mk IV) is used to drive a high quality, single ended and balanced output stage.
- Resampling the output of the CD drive to a low-noise clock suppresses the level of jitter artifacts in the output signal to an absolute minimum.
Color Matte Black
Digital outputs 1 x coaxial (galvanic isolated)
1 x optical
Analogue outputs1 x RCA/phono
1 x XLR (balanced)
Frequency Response20 – 20k Hz, +/- 0.02dB
THD + N0.0018%
Sample rates44.1kHz,16 bit
Dimensions HxWxDmm: 58 x 450 x 375*
in: 2.3 x 17.7 x 14.8*
* incl front knob and connectors
Weight6.1kg / 13,5 lb
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