It is alive! More than twenty years after the first CD players arrived on store shelves, the compact disc format is alive and well. Despite challenges by DAT, mini-disc, SACD and DVD-Audio among others, the CD remains the gold standard for music lovers worldwide.
Music collections often contain a variety of recordings using everything from compressed files such as MP3, to uncompressed, high-bandwidth, high bit-rate formats such as DVD-Audio. Most collections, however, are dominated by the compact disc. For this reason, no serious music lover/audiophile should be without a top-quality CD player.
The Classé Design Team has developed the CDP-102 and CDP-202 as two-channel CD players, perfectly suited for the needs of the contemporary music lover/audiophile. Although capable of playing a great variety of discs (CD, MP3, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, etc.), the CDP-102 and CDP-202 are optimized for playback of two-channel music.
What's included in the box
- Compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, MP3, WMA. Video-CD and S-VCD formats.
- All audio formats are up-sampled to 24-bit/192kHz
prior to Digital-to-Analog conversion.
- All audio formats are decoded internally before
Digital-to-Analog conversion. A concurrent IEC958 (SPDIF, AES/EBU and
TOSLINK) output is provided.
- Audio from DVD playback is output as IEC958 (SPDIF,
AES/EBU and TOSLINK) for decoding in a Surround Sound Processor with a
concurrent 2-channel analog audio downmix.
- Multi-channel DVD Audio is output as a two channel
analog downmix. Two channel DVD-Audio is output via the 2 channel analog
outputs. DVD-Audio output via IEC958 (SPDIF, AES/EBU and TOSLINK) is
determined by disc authoring
- Left and Right channel analog audio outputs are
provided with both XLR (balanced) and RCA (single-ended) connections.
- Analog outputs may be selected for fixed or variable.