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Roksan goes upmarket with Blak series CD player and amp

Roksan's portfolio of hi-fi electronics has, up until now, topped out with the company's Award-winning Caspian M2 CD player and stereo amplifier. Blak sees the company shift up a gear and to a new price point.

The Blak integrated amp (pictured above, £2750) features three pairs of RCA analogiue inputs, a pair of XLRs and a moving magnet phono stage. There's Bluetooth aptX for high quality wireless streaming and a hi-res-compatible (24-bit/192kHz and DSD) USB Type-B input. Power is a claimed 180W (into 8ohms) per channel.

Its party piece is a dedicated heapdhone amp with its own independent power supply and power switch - when in use, the amp switches off its speaker outputs to concentrate on driving your headphones.

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Roksan's Blak CD player (£2500) features optical, coaxial and XLR digital outputs in addition to RCA and XLR analogue outputs. It uses a specially isolated CD mechanism to reduce effects of unwanted vibrations and like its sibling, is available in a choice of three finishes: Anthracite, Charcoal and Opium.

Roksan claim it's a range that should "grow steadily over time", so who knows what other compents we could see further down the line. A standalone DAC, or music streamer perhaps?

Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.