Gold Note CD-1000 MKII
A COMPLETE SOURCE FOR DIGITAL, HIGH QUALITY MUSIC
CD-1000 is a state-of-the-art CD-player that integrates digital stage and analogue stage in one, elegant source.
In addition to being a CD-player, CD-1000 integrates also the DAC function featuring S/PDIF Coaxial and TOS-Optical digital inputs. The high-resolution D/A stage is entrusted to the top of the range converter from Burr Brown. It’s possible to choose between PCM1796 and PCM1792. The S/PDIF coaxial and TOS optical digital inputs are managed by the AKM receiver up to the frequency of 192kHz. Moreover, an USB port with a customised processor is available on demand. All these components confer a complete versatility which permits various uses of the cd-player: in addition to listening to CDs, it can be connected to the TV/DVD-Player via the coaxial and optical connections and it can be used for audio streaming from the computer via the optional USB port.
The Aluminium transport mechanism custom made in Austria drawer type based, JPL2800 is one of the best worldwide, provides a guaranteed maximum stability of rotation supplying a digital signal with extremely low jitter levels.
CD-1000 optionally features a digital volume control stage to drive power amplifiers or active speakers directly. All the information of the CD-player like track numbers and time passed is always shown on the big O-Led 3D display. The output stage is solid state, fully balanced and uses operational circuits with very low noise and distortion from Burr Brown in Dual-Mono configuration.
Powered by the GN Dual-Mono power supply with two incapsulated toroidal transformers custom made in Italy, the absolute quality of these components guarantees ultra low dispersion and optimal energetic performance. All of this is perceivable as natural clean, detailed and accurate sound.
All of this is perceivable during the audition as absolute cleanness, accurate focus and details. The air vents are an example of the integration of design and functionality which take form from our multi awarded PH-10 phono stage and feature all the Gold Note electronics, turning them immediately recognisable.
1000 SERIES DESIGN
The unique modular design of the 1000 series allows external/internal upgrades to push CD-1000 beyond the limits of a regular CD-player, including an external Class-A tube output stage (TUBE-1006 or 1012) and the external Super Power Supply PSU-1000 or 1250.
A COMPLETE SOURCE
"CD-Player" doesn't even begin to describe its advanced functionality like the Coax, and TOS Optical (high-res 24/192 USB otional) digital inputs.
The aesthetics of the CD-1000 combine absolute elegance with an efficient vibration damping and a total shielding from the electromagnetic interferences and is constructed with a sandwich structure in thick steel and aluminium.
AVAILABLE IN TWO MODELS
Mechanics CD + DAC BB1796 + COAX & TOS
Mechanics CD + DAC BB1792A + USB, COAX & TOS
CD-1000 mkII Deluxe compared to the Classic model features a DAC chip Burr-Brown PCM1792A (Classic has the Burr-Brown PCM1796) and a USB Digital Input Interface 24/192kHz resolution
|Frequency response||20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.3 dB|
|THD – Total Harmonic Distortion||0.001% max|
|Signal to noise ratio||-128 dB|
|Dynamic response||127 dB|
|Output impedance||50 Ohm|
|Digital filter||proprietary Zero-Clock™ circuit enabling three different Master Clock|
|Mechanic||aluminium JPL-2800 Stream-Unlimited|
|Volume control||switchable On/Off Digital partializer|
|Dimensions||430 mm L | 135 mm H | 375 mm D|
|Analogue output||stereo RCA and balanced XLR|
|Line output level (fixed)||2 V RMS RCA and 4 V RMS XLR|
|Digital output||S/PDIF, 75 Ohm RCA 24bit|
|CD formats||Red Book|
|Disc compatibility||CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3|
|Power consumption||30 W|
|Digital input||one RCA S/PDIF coaxial and one TOS-optical asynchronous 24/192|
|USB port (optional)||asynchronous 24/192 High Speed|