Der Audio Analogue Crescendo CD Player ist ca. 10 Jahre alt und steht klanglich ganz in der Tradition der italienischen High End-Manufaktur, die ihre Geräte nach wie vor in Italien fertigt.
The Crescendo CD Player comes from a deep research in which it was decided to implement technologies previously used only on Hi-End products. Technical description The CD Mechanism used is the CD-5010A specifically designed by Teac for high quality audio applications. The DA conversion circuit is composed of a TI receiver very low recovered system clock (Jitter residue of 50ps) and a TI DAC 24Bit/192KHz Enhanced Multilevel Delta Sigma architecture.
In this product Audio Analogue has focused heavily on the output stage where it was decided to undertake a new project line. We made an active filter of the fourth order that, together with single pole filter inside the used DAC, we obtain a filter of the fifth order. Such high order filtering allows to choose "freely" the cutoff frequency of the filter output with excellent performance results especially for the soundstage definition. The problem with this approach (reason why it is only used in high price-range products) is the increase of distortion and noise due to the number of stages passed by the signal, problem solved by designing each part and choosing each passive component in order to reduce overall distortion and noise and obtaining, after a long work, a surprising result.
With the contribution of AIRTECH's experience and technology, an already successful project was further elevated and above all thanks to the use of 7N OCC copper wiring (the same used for the prestigious AIRTECH cables) and selected components, there is a further refinement of the already excellent sound performance, also a new brushed aluminium front and finely worked helps to further enrich a product that can be considered Hi-End for every characteristic. A toroidal power transformer supplies the pre and power sections with dedicated secondaries and the circuitry runs "calibrated and integrated" electronic overload and thermal runaway protection. This explains the single'transistor' per channel in the upper left detail photo. Think 47labs Gaincard, AudioSector Patek SE or Art Audio Lissa. The only items the Crescendo lacks are a front-panel USB charge socket for an iPod (iPod users should run a 30-pin-to-mini rather than mini-to-mini cable to bypass the iPod's volume control); and a variable output for a subwoofer such as might be used with mini monitors.Since the 5th input is already software configurable to go from variable to fixed, perhaps the rec-out could likewise become software configurable and convert to variable at the customer's discretion? The matching Crescendo CD player sports a single pair of RCA outputs and one S/PDIF coax. Like all other Audio Analogue CD players, the drive mechanism is a metal-encased Teac CD-5010A module "specifically designed for high-end audio applications". The converter is an unspecific enhanced multi-level Delta Sigma 24/192 affair with a BurrBrown 24/96 digital receiver running of its own dedicated voltage regulator feed and less than 50ps of jitter. The analog reconstruction filter is an electrical 4th-order to which one pole in the DAC adds up to an effective 5th-order function. Digital Outputs: 1 coaxial (SPDIF). The item "Audio Analogue Crescendo High-end CD Player" is in sale since Wednesday, August 25, 2021. This item is in the category "TV, Video & Audio\Heim-Audio & HiFi\CD-Player & -Recorder". The seller is "asti66" and is located in Essen.
This item can be shipped worldwide.