The Music Player balanced is a unique and totally exclusive digital source component, as it combines for the first time the classic music source of CD with the newest music sources from the world of computers and the Internet.
Kindly note that the MUSIC PLAYER is NOT a computer, but a high-quality audiophile CD player into which supplementary capabilities have been grafted, enabling it to exploit additional digital sources. To achieve this aim we developed a main circuit board capable of switching between four different digital sources whilst maintaining the highest possible, jitter-free quality: a streaming client (SCL) – which is a network-capable processor board featuring WLAN, LAN, USB and i-Pod interfaces – a high-quality digital FM tuner, the CD player and five digital SP/DIF inputs with their own clock resynchronisation. The net result is that the MUSIC PLAYER has access to everything that can deliver music: Internet radio, UPnP network music servers and USB media storage units, iPod including control system, VHF radio, CD discs, and music from your computer and other external sources via the SP/DIF inputs.
The classic CD is destined to remain one of the most important program sources into the distant future, and that is why – following the tradition of our legendary disc players – we designed the MUSIC PLAYER in the form of a thoroughbred stereo CD player. And that is also why the machine is immeasurably superior to any computer solution in terms of audiophile demands. The digital signals from the CD mechanism, the streaming client board, the VHF tuner and the digital SP/DIF inputs are converted into analogue signals to the highest standards of quality by the extremely refined, fully symmetrical, double-mono DAC. This circuit even employs the latest 32-bit converter from Burr Brown (TI). The MUSIC PLAYER is not only a High-End player: it also constitutes a High-End audio DAC for external sources.
The back panel of the MUSIC PLAYER balanced reveals the vast facilities on offer: the machine not only provides balanced High-End analogue outputs (with volume and tone controls as an option), but also a jitter-free digital output. The five High-End digital inputs (coax accepts up to 192 kHz sample rate, and optical accepts up to 96 kHz) can be used to provide high-quality conversion of external sources, enabling other equipment to benefit from the extraordinary sound qualities of the MUSIC PLAYER. The MUSIC PLAYER is supplied complete with the FM100 system remote control, which can also be used to control the POWER PLANT; in this case the machines are linked using the “E-Link” data bus connection. The gateway required to use the optional FD100 radio remote control system is installed as standard.
High End Disc Loader
The MUSIC PLAYER incorporates the High-End disc loader unit from our R-series players: the outstanding features of this unique design are its stainless steel pushrods, aluminium / ABS support plate, laser unit with floating mount system and heavy-duty MABUCHI motors.