All PCBs and DAC stages feature doublesided surface mount technology, eliminating wire links and giving ultra short signal paths.
New selectable digital filters - linear phase, minimum phase, steep. Highly accurate master clock oscillator and carefully designed impedance-matched clock buffering schemes.
Wrap-around casework design with substantially thick brushed aluminium front panel and dual layer damped feet, giving enhanced resonance control. Eco-friendly <1W Standby power consumption.
If you're after a way of extracting every last piece of data from your CDs and turning it into the most musical experience imaginable, then look no further than the all-new 651C CD Player. Developed to offer a true taste of high-end musical reproduction at an altogether more affordable price, it features an all-new twin Digital to Analogue Conversion system (DAC) with the same selectable filter arrangement used in the legendary DacMagic. These enhancements, in addition to completely retuned audio circuits, make for an even purer, more lifelike experience than its highly regarded predecessor. Where many CD players use drives designed for computers, at Cambridge Audio we went the extra mile and created a CD-only S3 Custom CD ServoTM drive. This audiophile design gives the 651C the ability to retrieve maximum digital information which in turn means you hear every last detail from your discs. Twin Wolfson WM8742 DACs deliver a significant performance upgrade over the 651C's award-winning predecessor and are implemented in a dual differential configuration (each channel has its own DAC to process information). A sophisticated Two-Pole Dual Differential Double Virtual Earth Balanced Bessel filter configuration rejects virtually all noise and distortion present in the DACs and filters them to produce an unprecedented level of performance. The new DACs also feature a selectable digital filter with three settings to suit your own listening preferences and of course your own system. Meanwhile, the well-proven transport guarantees incredible rigidity and the CD drawer itself has been designed to offer a smooth, high-end feel. And to ensure simple operation, a high contrast reverse black DFSTN (Double Film Super Twisted Nematic) display offers excellent feedback of the 651C's impressive features which now include CD-text support.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very smooth transport mechanism - and between tracks it is absolutely silent! No perceptible sound. MSRP is a little overpriced but at 25% off it was a great deal and probably the best CD player in that price range. The next model is 3 times the price of a 651C and probably won ill not provide 3 times the sound quality. It does have more features however they are not applicable to my use. The 651C is highly recommended.
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