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CD 303T SACD Professional Version
compact disc SACD player

The CD 303T SACD is a vacuum tube/solid state selectable SACD player. Plays Redbook CDs and upsamples at 44.1, 96, 192, 384, 512, and 768kHz. Internal clocking of 22.5792 MHz in SACD processing mode. In vacuum tube mode, the analog output section utilizes four 12AU7 vacuum tubes as the audio gain stage as well as the output buffer. Can be used as a standalone DAC with switchable inputs for USB (24 bit 192 kHz), RCA, and Toslink. Four PCM1792u DAC chips running in parallel pairs. The output vacuum tubes have a removable panel above them for tube exchange or ‘tube rolling’ without opening the chassis.

Additional features of this player include adjustable metal cone feet, and vacuum tube and solid state output sections that can be changed through the remote or by a button on the front panel. Other enhancements include a dimmer light control for the display, C-core power transformer, fully regulated power supplies, RS 232 port control for custom installation systems, and HDCD decoding with Cary DSP-300 digital filter. Available with silver or black anodized aluminum front panel.

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Specifications
SACD Mechanism Triple-beam laser, multi speed SACD transport
Formats SACD, CD AUDIO (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW, HDCD
Master Clock Jitter Below measurable levels
Digital Sample Rates (Fs) 44.1, 96, 192, 384, 512 or 768 kHz sample rates for CD playback to the analog audio outputs, 44.1, 96 or 192 kHz Fq for digital inputs
Digital Filter Burr Brown DF-1706 Software with HDCD decoding
Digital/Analog Converters Four (4) PCM1792u DAC chips running in parallel pairs
Analog Filter 3rd Order Bessel
Analog Outputs Balanced XLR, Single-Ended RCA
Digital Outputs AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz 16 bit to 192 kHz 24 bit
Digital Inputs AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz 16 bit to 192 kHz 24 bit , USB 24/192
Digital Input Sample Rate 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz or 192 kHz, Accepts 16, 20, or 24 bits
Communication RS232 full remote configuration interface
Tubes 4 - 12AU7
Power Input Configured at the factory for 100-120 or 200-240 Volts AC @ 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 65 Watts
Weight 34 lbs
Dimensions 5" H x 18" W x 15" D

AUDIO (CD)

 

Frequency Range 2 Hz - 22 kHz (44.1 kHz)
Amplitude Linearity 0.1 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Phase Linearity 3 degrees (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range 131 dB (1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 109 (1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0004% (1 kHz) THD
Audio Output Level Single-Ended 3.0 Vrms (220 Ω output impedance)
Balanced XLR 6.0 Vrms (440 Ω output impedance)


AUDIO (saCD)


Frequency Range 2 Hz - 100 kHz (2.822 MHz)
Signal System 1 bit DSD
Sampling Frequency 2.822 MHz
Dynamic Range 132 dB
DSD System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 128dB
Audio Output Level Single-Ended 3.0 Vrms (220 Ω output impedance)
Balanced XLR 6.0 Vrms (440 Ω output impedance)

 

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Highlights

The CD 303T SACD Professional Version features both tube and solid state output. It has 3 digital inputs including USB accepting 24bit/192kHz signals from your computer.

For even greater resolution when playing back SACD’s, the internal wordclock frequency is set to 22.5792 MHz. Completing the list is an aluminum loader tray that adds elegance and greater disc handling care. This version continues on with 4 Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips running in a true balanced parallel, extremely low jitter digital to analog converter.