McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.
What are the specs for the Krell CD DSP?
- CDM-1 MkII Philips, with Hall effect motor, swing-arm design in a unicast frame.
- Single Beam with glass lens
- Frequency Response:
- 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1 dB)
- Sampling Frequency:
- 16 times over
- 18 Bit
- Analog Output Voltage:
- 2,1 Volts RMS
- Remote Control:
- Wireless infrared
- Dimensions (W x H x D):
- 480 x 305 x 152 or 381 mm (19" x 12-1/2" x 6" or 15")
- 10,4 kg (23 lbs)
What else to know about the Krell CD DSP?
"The Krell CD-DSP is the first integrated compact disc player to combine an updateable software-based processor with a high-end CD transport. The processor and transport are coupled to extremely flexibleinput and output sections, creating a product of unique function and value. Audiophiles can now gain the advanced performance capabilities of separate components in a single unit. The CD-DSP processor uses a 16 times oversampling version of our Waveform Duplicator software, which is run on a Motorola DSP-56001 digital signal processor. The extraordinary resolution of fine detail and accuracy of waveform reconstruction achieved is not possible by other methods. The processor output is routed to a Class A balanced analog output stage. The result is a sonic quality distinguished by robust dynamic impact, extended frequency response and three dimensional imaging. The Waveform Duplicator software is loaded into socket-mounted Eprom chips to allow inexpensive software updates in the future. The CD-DSP is built around the CDM-1 MK II Philips finest transport for CD player applications system absorbs extraneous vibrations that might interfere with data recovery from the disc.
The CD-DSP is destined to become the digital heart of any audio system. Three inputs and two outputs provide connection to other sources in the digital domain. Two analog outputs allow the CD-DSP to drive independent systems." - Krell
Brief History of McIntosh
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for Krell Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
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