Consonance

$3,850

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The Reference CDS8 is designed to sit in the heart of your audio system. Use as a streamer, a DAC, a CD player or all three!

Main features
The Reference CDS8 makes system integration easier than ever:
The CD playback adopts a high-stability in-vehicle slot-in mechanism for reading, buffering and processing by the decoding chip.
3 digital inputs
USB Digital Audio input & output supports up to Native DSD512
Balanced & unbalanced analogue outputs
SPDIF & Optical input support up to 192/24,DSD64(Dop)
The processor can be connected to the Xmos decoding part through the USB interface
supporting DLNA, ROON and Spotify Connect, Bluetooth and Tidal, Qobuz and many more.

Specified for exceptional musical performance:
The Processor delivers up to native DSD512 & PCM768 playback
The analog output uses a unique Class A analog filter, and a discrete component amplifier module is used to replace the usual operational amplifier and the output stage uses an output transformer of Lundahl ,making the sound more transparent and musical.  Stunning musicality is what this unit really excels at. 
Femto Clock System
Dual ES9038 DACs in Mono mode
Integrated dual-toroidal linear power supply & all-in-one chassis

 

Specifications

Supported audio file formats:
DSD: DSF (DSD), DIFF (DSD)
PCM: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC

Supported audio sample rates, bit depths, number of channels:
PCM, 44.1KHz-768KHz, 16-32bit, Stereo DSD, 2.8MHz-22.4MHz, 1bit, Stereo

LAN: Gigabit
Digital inputs: USB2.0, USB, Coaxial, Optical, Bluetooth (Name: Opera)
Digital outputs: USB2.0, CD Coaxial output
Analog outputs: XLR balanced, 4.8Vrms, RCA unbalanced, 2.4Vrms,
Distortion: <0.0025%
Signal-to-noise ratio: >110dB (RCA, XLR)
Dimensions: 12cm×43cm×36cm (H×W×D)
Weight: 9.2kg