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compact disc player

The CD-500 is an outstanding CD player offering HDCD decoding. It has 192 kHz, 24 bit Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips in the critical digital to analog converter section. The CD-500 contains audio grade Elna capacitors in the audio circuit for incredible bass, extremely musical midrange, and extended highs. By having the ability to upsample a CD disk from 44.1 kHz to 96, 192, 384, 512 or 768 kHz it can find the perfect sample rate for each disk in your musical library. Discrete RS 232 and Infrared command codes make it custom installation ready. The CD-500 is available with a silver or black anodized aluminum front panel.

CD Mechanism Triple-beam laser, multi speed CD/DVD ROM transport
Digital Sample Rates (Fs) 44.1, 96, 192, 384, 512 or 768 kHz sample rates for CD playback to the analog audio outputs.
Digital Filter Cary DSP-500 with HDCD decoding
Digital/Analog Converters Two (2) PCM1792u
Analog Outputs Balanced XLR, Single-Ended RCA
Digital Outputs Coaxial, Toslink
Communication RS232 full remote configuration interface
Power Input Configured at the factory for 100-120 or 200-240 Volts AC @ 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 50 Watts
Weight 23 lbs
Dimensions 4.5" H x 17.1 " W x 13 " D



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 129 dB (1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 104 (1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.003% (1 kHz) THD
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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The CD-500 offers outstanding playback of your CD and HDCD titles.

Multiple sample rate settings, allow you to find the best setting for the disc you are playinbg. RS232 control allows it to be integrated into your automated system with ease.