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CD 306 SACD Professional Version
compact disc SACD player

Following the tremendous success of the 306 line of CD players, Cary Audio Design’s new CD 306 SACD Professional Version includes the latest in SACD, HDCD and CD playback technology. It features a new servo board design with internal components tested to 105° C. The PMD-200 filter has now been replaced with a high quality Burr Brown filter chipset. HDCD decoding is accomplished with the absolute latest software available. Larger, multiple power transformers along with higher current regulators add up to stronger, higher current regulated power supplies. This version continues on with 8 Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips running in a true balanced parallel, extremely low jitter digital to analog converter.


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Specifications
SACD Mechanism Triple-beam laser, multi speed SACD transport
Formats SACD, CD AUDIO (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW
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 Fs for digital inputs
Digital Filter Burr Brown DF-1706 Software with HDCD decoding
Digital/Analog Converters 8 channel (4) Burr Brown DSD 1792U
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
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
Power Input Configured at the factory for 100-120 or 200-240 Volts AC @ 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 65 Watts
Weight 37 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)

 

Resources
 
ArrowOwner's Manual PDF
ArrowAdditional Photos
ArrowReview - John Atkinson of Stereophile
ArrowReview - Dan Davis with UltraAudio
ArrowReview - Dave Clark with Positive Feedback Online
Highlights

The CD 306 SACD Professional Version features a new servo board design with internal components tested to 105° C. The PMD-200 filter has now been replaced with a high quality Burr Brown filter chipset. HDCD decoding is accomplished with the absolute latest software available. Larger, multiple power transformers along with higher current regulators add up to stronger, higher current regulated power supplies. The internal copper chassis along with a new vented top cover add strength, durability and incredible transport shielding to the CD 306 SACD Professional Version.

For even greater resolution when playing back SACD’s, the internal wordclock frequency has been raised from 11.2896 MHz to 22.5792 MHz. Completing the list is a new aluminum loader tray that adds elegance and greater disc handling care. This version continues on with 8 Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips running in a true balanced parallel, extremely low jitter digital to analog converter. The digital to analog conversion section within the new CD 306 SACD Professional Version may still be used as a stand alone DAC with three separate digital inputs available that are selectable on the front panel.