This is an excellent condition CD player Vincent S1.2. Great sound at an affordable price point.
Hybrid CD Player with Vacuum Tube Output Stage and Digital Inputs and Outputs
Way back in 2000, Vincent Audio designed its very first CD player, the great sounding CD-S1. As technology advanced, Vincent added a 24-bit converter, enhanced the circuitry, and the result was the CD-S1.1. Now in 2013, the German-based audiophile company has updated its 'first' CD player once again to create the CD-S1.2
The most obvious change from the CD-S1.1 is the addition of digital inputs on the back of the device. The CD-S1.2 can be supplied with digital signals via an optical or coaxial input. The signals are further processed by the excellent vacuum tube analog section.
More Precise Sound, with Even Better Dynamics
Vincent also improved the CD circuitry. Now a well-regarded Sanyo drive unit is in charge for clean extraction of information from your CDs. For data reading, the reliable Sanyo DA11 chip is used.
Downstream from this precision transport mechanism, the processing is done by the PCM1796 DAC from Burr-Brown for 24-bit/192 kHz playback possibility. An improved dynamic range and a more precise sound quality is the benefit. The fully balanced analog signal is processed further. Two 6N16 tubes operate in the signal path and give the resulting audio the rich, warm sound of tubes. Outputs consist of both balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA connections.