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totaldac sponCH PRECISION D1.5 SACD/CD PLAYER/TRANSPORT ANNOUNCED

The new CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport is made by the high-end brand in Switzerland.

The CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport features an in-house designed and built Mechanically Optimized Reading System (MORSe) disc transport.

CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport

The new CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport

ISOLATION

The optical pick-up and motor are precision mounted on a machined brass ‘sled that weighs almost 1kg, which is in turn isolated on an alpha-gel suspension, fine-tuned to filter vibration down to AC Mains frequencies. CH precision says this prevents vibrations generated by the spinning of the disc from reaching sensitive electronic boards, as well as low-frequency vibrations originating in the power supply or chassis disturbing the accurate tracking of the laser mechanism.

ALUMINIUM FRAME

The solid, ultra rigid support frame is constructed from almost 2kg of machined billet aluminium and direct coupled to the chassis base plate, with its improved four-point mechanical grounding and levelling system.

CH PRECISION D1.5 SACD/CD PLAYER/TRANSPORT INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

The CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport is fully compatible with SACD, CD and MQA-CD discs. CH Link HD, AES/EBU, S/PDIF and TosLink digital outputs mounted as standard. Optional dual mono DACs and Sync IO board allow users to specify or adapt unit for uses as a transport or player, with or without external clocking. On-board upsampling employs state-of-the-art PEtER spline filter algorithm for CD replay. Users can configure digital outputs to optimize replay of MQA-CDs with an MQA capable DAC, avoiding on-the-fly sample-rate switching.

The CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport is fully compatible with CH Precision’s C1 and C1 Mono DACs, the I1 integrated amplifier, as well as the T1 Time Reference master clock and X1 External Power Supply

CD REVIVAL?

Over a decade ago, the D1 CD/SACD player/transport was CH Precision’s first ever product, a discrete multi-channel capable machine that established the Company’s now familiar, user-configurable, upgradable, card-cage construction.

There has been a constant development of new production techniques, materials and even formats, of optical discs, including the emergence of Glass CD, SHM discs, UHQCD and new formats such as MQA-CD, and of course, there are millions of existing disks.

TRANSPORT MECHANISM

To match improving digital standards CH Precision has developed its own, mechanically damped, high-mass MORSe transport mechanism. They have revised the optional on-board upsampling, updating it with the CH Precision proprietary PEtER spline filter algorithm. They have added MQA replay capability, while also allowing users the choice of optimized MQA digital output when connected to an external, MQA capable DAC, avoiding on-the-fly sample-rate switching.

CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport

The new mechanism of the CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport

CH PRECISION D1.5 SACD/CD PLAYER/TRANSPORT FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY

With an almost identical form-factor and operational interface, the CH Precision D1.5 continues the established CH aesthetic, fitting in perfectly with existing and future systems. However, internally it is a completely different machine, based around othe all-new, proprietary transport mechanism.

That means that existing D1s cannot be physically upgraded to D1.5 status – but in keeping with CH Precision’s upgradable/future-proof ethos, a factory trade-in scheme and compatibility with all existing CH digital products ensures existing owners a cost-effective path to upgrade.

CH PRECISION D1.5 PRICE

Prices vary with country, but the US dollar and Euro prices are as follows:

D1.5 SACD/CD Transport  $41,000 / €34,300

D1.5 SACD/CD Player/Transport  $46,000 / €39,000

Special Trade-in deal for existing D1 owners; Upgrades from Transport to Player/Transport for the difference in list price.

HiFi Pig Says: Is CD due for the same kind of revival as vinyl has seen over the last few years? We seem to be running plenty of news about new CD players and transports at all levels which seems like the HiFi industry thinks so.

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