For sale is a mint condition low usage EMM Labs XDS1 V2. Manufacture date: June 2014/
The Latest Reference CD/SACD player from EMM Labs, now with USB digital input. Emm Labs has released their latest Reference CD/SACD Player, the XDS1-V2, from world leading expert digital converter designer, Ed Meitner. The XDS1-V2 offers a quantum leap forward in technology and design. Inside its sculpted, brushed aluminium chassis is a silky smooth Esoteric drive mated to the industry most sophisticated digital and analog electronics to be found on aerospace composite pcbs. The XDS1-V2 features shorter signal paths and increased parts quality. All conversion circuitry is proprietary and discrete (no op amps); and operates in pure Class A. The XDS1-V2 has now all new COAXIAL, TOSLINK, AES and USB inputs - each able to support up to 24bit/192kHz. The USB input also supports native DSD streaming.< br /> The XDS1-V2 features their most refined Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT) circuitry yet. But it is what MDAT does that makes it so amazing! With MDAT, there is no pre- and post ringing; which is why MDAT - quite unlike any other processing technology extant - is unique in its ability to preserve the phase, frequency and dynamic integrity of the waveform. Once you have heard this level of improvement in terms of resolution, nuance and dynamic shading, there is no going back. But that is not where it ends: the XDS1-V2 also features EMM Labs most inquisitively refined conversion circuitry ever - their MDAC module, which is a "cost-no-object" solution with discrete dual differential circuitry free of differential nonlinearities. Most converters, including high end systems, use a type of PLL (phase locked loop) system to synchronize their digital systems. PLLs have many inherent flaws, most notably its lacking ability to get rid of jitter (it can only attenuate it); inherently slow to lock, a limited lock range and response time and will naturally drift thus adding jitter and phase distortion. This is where Ed Meitner distinguishes himself - the XDS1-V2 utilises their new proprietary digital source acquisition system, called MFAST that captures, extracts and re-clock incoming digital audio asynchronously, thereby completely getting rid of any source jitter! The XDS1-V2 has a newly upgraded high-isolation resonant mode power supply - the greenest they have ever built; and also the quietest - significantly outperforming typical switchers and linear power supplies. Proprietary to EMM Labs and the XDS1-V2, this power supply synchronizes its operating frequency (or resonant mode) to every other system within the XDS1-V2, thereby reducing digital noise to the vanishing point. The EMM Labs XDS1-V2 CD/SACD Player - Everything about it is better than everything that has come before it.
Specifications Technology / Key Features: - All digital inputs support up to 24bit, 192kHz PCM audio - PCM inputs via USB, AES/EBU and Toslink - DSD streaming over USB (DoP 1.0) - Single stage from DAC to output with fully discrete Class-A circuitry - Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDATTM) signal processing technology - Provides 2x DSD upsampling for SACD and PCM playback - Preserves phase, frequency and dynamic integrity of waveform - MDACTM discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit - MFASTTM technology for instant signal acquisition, jitter-free performance - High-isolation resonant mode power supply for silent, green operation - Exclusive aerospace-grade composite laminate circuit boards - Silky smooth EsotericTM drive - Sculpted, brushed aluminum chassis - Low resonance, internally braced design with thick, machined sole plate - Available in silver or black - LCD display with four brightness levels and a display-off setting - Precision-machined aluminum multifunction infrared remote control - Remote-controllable polarity inversion performed in the digital domain - CE-compliant device
Digital input formats: - Class 2 USB (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, DSD) - AES/EBU PCM (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz) - TOSLINK PCM (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz) - Up to 24bit wordlength at all inputs - DSD streaming over USB (DoP 1.0 specification) Digital output formats: - AES/EBU - EMM Optilink Stereo Audio Outputs: - XLR 300 ohms balanced - RCA 150 ohms unbalanced - Two user selectable output levels: -- Low position: XLR: +10.4dBu, RCA: +4.4dBu -- High position: XLR: +15.4dBu, RCA: +9.4dBu Power supply: - Power factor corrected - Factory set to 100V or 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz - Power consumption: 45W (max) Dimensions: - 435mm (W) X 400mm (D) X 145mm (H) Net Weight: - 17 Kg Material: - Sculpted, brushed aluminium chassis extensively treated with vibration control material consisting of a highly damped, low-rebound, rapid-settling polymer composite.
This unit does not include the Kimber Kable PK Power Cord which can be purchased separately for about $260.