Hi - up for sale is this extraordinary Resolution Audio Opus 21 CD player. It's just been fitted with a brand new laser and transport assembly, sending the sound into the stratosphere! It's in near-mint condition (I can't put mint because it's not new). Over in Britain, Kevin Scott at Definitive Audio, UK importer of legendary Kondo amps and maker of equally-legendary Living Voice speakers, used an Opus 21 (along with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Kondo amps) in the development of the $500,000 Living Voice Vox Olympian speakers - the Opus 21 is that good. (Take a look at the Vox Olympians online - they're spectacular!). Space, dynamics, depth, sweet highs and low lows are all hallmarks of this player. It also has a digital input so you can incorporate it into a home theater system.
I'm happy to demo here in LA to serious buyers ONLY please. I don't have the original crate but these will be supremely well packed before shipping. Comes with remote and ac cable. The manual is downloadable from Resolution Audio.
Please email with any questions and please, no low-ballers - life's too short.
From the Resolution Audio website:
The Opus 21 CD Player is the culmination of 10 years of digital audio development. It couples our refined multi-bit DAC design with an ATAPI-bus drive that enables ideal low-jitter design and reads all discs, including CD-R/W, SACD-hybrid, and copy-protected discs, with ease. By moving the power supply and display to a second chassis, the critical audio circuitry is free of interference, bringing out more detail than ever. Three-dimensional circuit construction, while more costly, dramatically reduces signal path for unparalleled precision.
We use the finest multi-bit DACs available, as we have yet to find a superior alternative DAC architecture. Our custom DSP-based digital filter uses synchronous upsampling, as we have found that asynchronous designs create audible artifacts. By implementing volume-control in the analog domain, full performance of the converters is maintained independent of listening level.
• 4 BurrBrown PCM1704 24-bit converters
• 16x digital filter upsamples to 705 kHz/24-bit
• Analog-domain volume control
• Balanced and single-ended outputs
• Digital input operates up to 96 kHz/24-bit enhancing two-channel home theater