Marantz has unveiled its new HD-CD1 CD player, part of its MusicLink series. The design of the HD-CD1 is centred on the company's Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) which, it says, provide "a wide dynamic range and wide frequency response" with the lowest possible distortion of MP3, WMA and AAC files, as well as standard CDs.
According to the company, the HD-CD1 features the same Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC found in top-flight digital hardware and is capable of handling a 24-bit/192kHz audio.
The player also has a double-layer chassis that limits unwanted vibrations, and an auto-standby mode to reduce power consumption.
The Marantz HD-CD1 will be available from September, priced £450.
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