Audio ResearchCD1usedAudio Research CD1 Vintage Compact Disc Player, Full Kit**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** This is a great sounding vintage player from ARC and one of the few front loading units pro...1699.00

Audio Research CD1 Vintage Compact Disc Player, Full Kit [Expired]


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**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** 

This is a great sounding vintage player from ARC and one of the few front loading units produced. If your rack doesn't allow top loading this might be your only option from ARC.

A nice bright display, quick precise controls, and great redbook CD quality are a few of the heavyweight qualities of this player.

The listing is also for the full kit with the original box, remote, and manual.

Tested and working perfectly here in our shop, ready for a new home.

Audio Research CD1 - Manual

Audio Research CD1 Solid-State CD Player Specifications:
INTRODUCED
1995

MSRP:
$2,995 (Equivalent to $5,300+ Present Day)

ANALOG OUTPUTS
1. Balanced XLR 4.2V RMS (±12.5dBv) max. 
2. Unbalanced RCA 2.1V RMS (±6dBv) max.

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
(Analog) 350 ohms balanced, 175 ohms unbalanced

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
0.1Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB

S/N RATIO
95dBA

DISTORTION
-80dB (0.01%) 1kHz

CHANNEL SEPARATION
94dB 1kHz

DIGITAL OUTPUTS
1. XLR Balanced AES/EBU 110-ohm 4V P-P. 
2. BNC coax SPDIF 75-ohm 0.7V P-P. 
3. TOSLINK fiber optical -19dBm, 660nm. 
4. ST-type glass fiber optical -12dBm, 875nm, 62.5/125µm fibers.

SIGNAL FORMAT
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz. 
Quantization Bit: 16bit linear per channel. 
Channel bit rate: 4.3218Mb/sec. 
Channel modulation code: EFM (8-14 modulation). 
Error correction: CIRC (cross interleave Reed Solomon code).

DRIVE MECHANISM
Wow & flutter: Unmeasurable (Quartz stability). 
Discs: Accepts 5" (12cm) and 3" (8cm) sizes.

OPTICAL PICKUP
3-beam LDGU (Laser Diode & Grating Unit) with holographic diffraction light pen. 
Laser: GaAIAs semiconductor, 780 nm, 0.5mW max output. 
Servo: Digitally controlled low-inertia linear positioning actuator.

JITTER REDUCTION
High-stability crystal-controlled re-clocking for all outputs

POWER REQUIREMENTS
100-135VAC 60Hz (200-270VAC 50/60Hz) 20 watts maximum.

OTHER
Phase linearity: ±0.5°, 20Hz - 20kHz. Oversampling: 256 times. 
Digital microprocessors: 
1. Servo/Control microprocessor. 
2. Signal data microprocessor.

DIMENSIONS
19" (48 cm) W x 5 ¼" (13.4 cm) H (standard rack panel) x 11 ¾" (29.8 cm) D. 
Handles extend 1 ½" (3.8 cm) forward of the front panel. 
Rear connectors extend ¾" (1.9cm).

WEIGHT
17 lbs. (7.7 kg) Net; 
27 lbs. (12.3 kg) Shipping.

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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI:

This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home unless you opt for local pickup from our shop. Please note that all local pickup items are only wrapped with industrial strength clear cling stretch wrap if the original manufacturer packaging is unavailable.

Local pickup is available in Glen Rock, NJ, just a half hour drive from Midtown Manhattan, with convenient parking near our building.

And if you’re looking to ship to Canada, simply follow this link to view and purchase this item. We ship to Canada via UPS Worldwide Expedited service and you’re responsible for any applicable import duties and taxes.

If we don’t have the original manufacture’s packaging, we use heavy duty double-ply corrugated boxes with custom made to your item Instapak expanding foam custom inserts. In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging! We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages. Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

Click here for specifics on our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.

Thanks for looking and be sure to call us at 201-879-0000 with any questions. 

WHO WE ARE:

SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.

Through our sister company which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you’re local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.

PURCHASING GUIDELINES:

We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers. 

PAYMENTS:

We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card, bank transfer, and their special financing to spread out payments over six months. We do not charge extra for any PayPal fees if you purchase the item at the asking price. You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or bank wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

If you’re picking up an item, we do not accept PayPal. You must pay in person with a certified check, bank check, or wire transfer. If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, your PayPal payment will be returned. 

TRADE IN POLICY:

We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we’re running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you’re looking for top dollar, we suggest selling direct on your own.

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken):

We’ll also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you’re in our local market. Simply click here to submit your gear for full consideration.

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT:                                                                                

We are currently operating from our shop inside our dedicated building in Glen Rock, NJ. You’re welcome to make an appointment if there’s a piece of equipment you’d like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have several well-equipped and dedicated listening areas, plus a dedicated listening studio with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We’re not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you’re just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence - no tire kickers please.

You can call or text 201-879-0000 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune your newly purchased gear in your listening room if you’re local to our area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It’s also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.

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