A bastard son of NAD or what ?!
Yeah, yeah, I am repeating myself.
But seriously - the American Nad Lookalike is a VERY hot player. Stripped of all possible shiny ornaments and other audiophile decors - it JUST addresses all critical design points. Power supply, simple PCB, good DAC - anything you ask.
I really admire the PCB and the whole concept. I dont detect any trace of cheating or fooling.
This player is a "no frills" but make no mistake about it - it is No Frills USA. Like cars, if you want to enter the US market with a corolla, it can not be our European corolla. It has to have the MINIMUM features, like alloy wheels, 3 liter V6, leather everything, automatic transmission and airconditioning. Similarily, a nad-nad would not make a big splash in the US with the totally grey and gloomy front panel made of recycled car bumpers. In US ladies and gentlemen, the no frills has different meaning and this AMC is a good example.
In case you want to visit them, or just send flowers - remember it is suite #7.
player a cd60 or cd8b ?
Front is from
CD60, back from CD8B.
could pass for pretty.
The oscons are of course from me. Just around the DAC. The PCB is
nice, colid and simple. No SMD in sight except the DAC mounted
These polypropylens from Arcotronics are my favourite caps for
output decoupling. Good ratio of size/ capacitance/ volt rating and
price and of course sound.
Just for a change - the tubes here will be exposed proudly on top.
This is the bridge and CRC filter for anode supply.
There is plenty of space for everything, like in american station wagon.
The quarts wears the anti vibration condom and it is a Sony
frequency type - 16 Meg.
213 is the cheapest and worst laser from sony, but please - FROM
SONY. SO it is very good and fast and reliable.
ARCAM DIVA CD72
ARCAM ALPHA 7SE
EXPOSURE CD 2010
MARANTZ CD-17 Mk III (?!!!)
MISSION-Cyrus CD 7
MUSICAL FIDELITY E624
MUSICAL FIDELITY X-RAY
ROKSAN CASPIAN DSP
THULE AUDIO Spirit CD100
THULE AUDIO Spirit CD150B
Wow ! Quite an impressive list. Some really high ticket products.
chip datasheet is HERE