For sale is a Resolution Audio Opus 21 CD Player and S 80 Integrated Amplifier ($6000 new total). They are both in as new condition and include manuals, remotes and original shipping crates. Also includes a $50 Furutech ceramic fuse for improved sound quality.
The Opus 21 CD play is a HiFi Choice Editor's Choice winner and the S80 integrated is based on a DNM amp that is currently a Stereophile class A winner. This is the most musical system I have ever had period and VERY easy to use as well. It sounds as good as my Gamut D200 mk3 and Wadia 861, Ayre AX7e and CX7e, and Naim CDX2, NAC 202/Hi Cap2 & NAP 200. This Resolution Audio system will have you digging through your CDs in an effort to relearn your entire music collection. Warning: do not listen to this integrated unless you have some time on your hands!!! The system offers 1 set of XLR inputs, 2 sets of RCA inputs and 1 coaxial digital input. The digital input make Satellite Radio and/or Digital Cable sound great.
While many other brands such as Naim and Ayre have increased their prices over the years, Resolution Audio has not! This CD player and Integrated are a bargain at $6000 direct from Resolution Audio! It is a total STEAL at my price!!!
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
Built using the same design principles as the s30, the s80 integrated amplifier substitutes a highly efficient UcD modulator for the output stage. Conservatively rated at 80 Watts per channel, this amplifier will happily drive any speaker.
The UcD modulator overcomes all the shortcomings of previous class-D designs, thanks to a patented circuit that uses feedback after the output filter, directly at the speaker terminals. This removes the filter from the closed-loop response and eliminates speaker dependence that is all too common in class-D amplifiers. The s80 will drive complex loads without changing character, and is just warm to the touch at any power level.
The s80 is a dual-mono design and includes two large toroidal transformers that are installed in the outboard power centre.
The complete system uses a single power cord and does not require interconnects. Just connect the speakers, forget about the equipment, and enjoy the music!
• 80 watts/channel
• Completely dual-mono construction
• 2 DNM terminal T-network capacitors per channel
• 2 line level inputs, 1 balanced input
• 1 digital input via cd player
• rs-232 input for system controller
• integrated remote control
• cd player and amp share power supply
Paypal add 3%....thanks for looking, Kevin