The CD120 CD Player.



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This is an excellent player and has the same electronics as the R1.1, but in a more conventional and very user friendly case. The level of construction is first class and unheard of in a player at this cost level, as is the sound quality. It is a true 24/192 machine and projects a three dimensional, detailed soundstage that competing players at several time the price are incapable of doing.  It also has fully balanced inputs and is a perfect match to the a120 amplifier.


DAC resolution 24bit 192KHz multilevel sigma-delta with synchronous upsampling
Clock Jitter Less than 14ps directly distributed to DAC
0dBFS signal output 2.3V RMS
Output Terminals Gold plated Phono/RCA unbalanced and gold plated XLR balanced
Frequency response Less than +/- 0.1 dB deviation 20Hz-20kHz
Phase response Less than 2 degrees deviation 20Hz-20kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio More than 105dB
Crosstalk Less than -100dB
Distortion(XLR) Less than 0.002% Intermodulation(RCA) Less than 0.002% (19kHz + 20kHz)
Remote Control Philips RC-5 compatible IR system 36kHz modulation frequency
Dimensions / Weight 8cm x 43cm x 29cm (HxWxD) / 10kg


24 bit 192KHz mltilevel sigma-delta with synchronous upsampling.

All substantial filter/reservoir capacitors are SOLEN

Gold plated RCA unbalanced and gold plated XLR balanced

High quality parts such as MIT capacitors,HOCOL resistors which are skillfully hand wired under the chassis,using WBT solder.

Solid State output stage

Quality and solid steel case.

 FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz to 120kHz ( +/- 0.1dB)
 Clock Jitter Less than 14ps directly distributed to DAC
Less than 0.002%
Less than 0.003%
More than 105dB
More than 100dB
INTERMODULATION Less than 0.002% (19kHz + 20 kHz)
 CROSSTALK Less than -100dB
 DIMENSIONS: 8cm x 43cm x 29cm (HxWxD)
 WEIGHT: 10kg

Solid and innovative remote control.

is units are spectacularly built and have amazing sonics. If they were from a top European manufacturer, they would be a revelation. Being Chinese, they force a rethink of old prejudices. People experienced with Consonance products, will not be surprised. Both units have a large, wide and palpable soundstage, with lightning transient ability and the ability to separate instruments clearly across the soundstage. They also give you that "No back wall" sensation that very few CD players do. I cannot think of a player under $10,000 which would better these units. Both sound very similar, but there is a naturalness, an ease and a "want to listen longer" character with the R 2.2 with its tube output stage, that makes it worth the extra money, if your system has the ability to show the difference.
I had high expectations from these units.  They exceeded my expectations comfortably.