Product: Musical Fidelity KW SACD/CD Tube Based Player Included:
Original ManualFunctional Notes:
Operational condition of this item is excellent. It was just checked and 2 wheels were replaced by one of the best tech in NJ. Sounds incredible.
Conservatively 8/10 Very Good condition with few minor scuffs and dusts. Overall, looks very charming.
Notes: This is the best sounding SACD/CD Player I ever encountered. The sound is incredibly clear, yet soft and delicate. A tank-like body is a welcome bonus. You will love it as well.Dual differential DAC.--Outstanding technical performance.
The following is a review by Welcome to Audio Venue.
The KW SACD/CD Player has a meltingly beautiful sound. It doesn't really sound like other disc players. Its sound is reminiscent of a really good analog system but with no noise or dynamic range problems. Once you've heard the KW SACD/CD Player, you just can't forget that clarity coupled with a delicacy and softness.
Audiophile product designed exclusively for super quality stereo reproduction. As you'd expect, the kW SACD'S technical performance is shattering. The DAC is configured as dual mono twin differential upsampling at 192k to 24-bits and then 8x oversampled. This yields an incredible 128dB noise ratio with an equivalent dynamic range. The jitter is extremely low at less than 135 pps. The noise ratio, however, is even more extraordinary at about -128dB. Linearity is 0.1dB down to 100dB. The DAC and filter stage in the kW SACD are the best in the world, regardless of price. The kW SACD achieves technical performance which puts most products at any price, in the shade.
The output stage is particularly interesting because it is a hybrid tube/class A transistor output stage. You will be able to select either tube or pure class A transistor output modes. Really, really interesting. But how does it sound it's not like anything we've made before. The pure fine resolution and grain structure of the sound, coupled with amazing detail retrieval, is a new dimension to disc reproduction. This baby allows you to hear right into the dark shadows and corners of the music. It really is that good!
Dual differential DAC. Outstanding technical performance.
Extremely accurate linearity down to very low levels (typically -100dB).
Lets you hear right into the far distant corners of the recording.
Foremost non existent distortion.
You can hear everything on the recording as it happened on the day.
Excellent noise ratios.
Everything, but everything can be heard.
Two output stages operating at the same time (one tube and the other solid state).By connecting both the output stages to your amplifier you can switch between tube and solid state and select the one which compliments your hi-fi system and your discs on an individual basis. Really useful.
Extremely accurate linearity down to very low levels (typically -100dB).Lets you hear right into the far distant corners of the recording.
Foremost non existent distortion.You can hear everything on the recording as it happened on the day.
Excellent noise ratios. Everything, but everything can be heard.Two output stages operating at the same time (one tube and the other solid state).By connecting both the output stages to your amplifier you can switch between tube and solid state and select the one which compliments your hi-fi system and your discs on an individual basis. Really useful.
Specifications:DAC architecture 24 bit Delta-Sigma (Bitstream) Dual mono dual differential 8x oversampling Separate stages for valve (tube) and solid state outputsDisc mechanism PhilipsUpsampling 192kHzAnalog output impedance 50 OhmsSACD analog output, solid state Frequency response 10Hz to 20kHz ref. 1kHz: +0, -0.1 dB 10Hz to 30kHz ref. 1kHz: +0, -0.3 dB 10Hz to 40kHz ref. 1kHz: +0, -1.6 dB 10Hz to 50kHz ref. 1kHz: +0, -4.8 dBSignal / noise ratio (digital mute) > 115dB "A" weightedTotal harmonic distortion < 0.001% at 1kHzChannel separation > 98dB 10Hz to 20kHzLinearity error, 1kHz 0dB at -100dB 0.2dB at -110dBAudio output at digital 0dB level 2.3VRMS at 1kHz nominalCD analog output, solid stateFrequency response 10Hz to 20kHz ref. 1kHz: +0, -0.05 dBSignal / noise ratio (digital mute) > 120dB "A" weightedTotal harmonic distortion < 0.002% at 1kHzChannel separation > 98dB 10Hz to 20kHzLinearity error, 1kHz 0dB at -80dB 0.5dB at -90dBAudio output at digital 0dB level 2.2VRMS at 1kHz nominalJitter 150pSTube class A outputFrequency response 10Hz to 100kHz ref. 1kHz: +0, -0.4 dBSignal / noise ratio > 115dB "A" weightedTotal harmonic distortion < 0.001% at 1kHzOverall gain 0dBConnectorsAnalog outputs 1 pair RCA connectors for valve (tube) output, 1 pair RCA connectors for solid state outputDigital outputs (CD only) 1 optical (Toslink), 1 S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) RCA connectorGeneralPower requirements 100 / 115 / 230V AC 50 / 60Hz (factory preset) 50 WattsWeight 19.5 kg, 43 lbs unit only, un-boxed 24.4 kg, 54 lbs in immediate carton 28.1 kg, 61.9 lbs in shipping over-cartonDimensions 483mm, 19 inches wide 167mm, 6.6 inches high including feet 443mm, 17.5 inches deep including rear terminals and on/off buttonStandard accessories Remote control handset (kW universal type), 2 batteries size LR03 or AAA, manganese alkaline type, IEC mains lead (10 Amp type)
Service History: Once.
Number of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Manufacture Year: 2005
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