Vincent CD-S6 Tube Hybrid CD Player
A masterpiece of sonic excellence, the CD-S6 offers a stunningly outstanding musical portrait in an elegant and classy design. A true ‘Class A’ configured vacuum tube output stage complements the latest in cutting edge 24-bit, 96 kHz D/A conversion. The result is a warm, rich, and detailed soundstage with subtlety and finesse. Yet it maintains the energy and dynamics of solid-state circuitry that are needed to maintain your favorite music’s energy and spirit.
"There is something so meaty about the CD-S6’s sound that you can almost taste it," says SoundStage! "Grab a knife and fork and tuck into it like filet mignon. (Or, for vegetarians, a marinated portabello mushroom. They’re good, too.)
The oversize power supply contributes to the response, stability, and quiet operation. The surprising 20-lb. weight of the CD-S6 and its substantial chassis testifies to the quality of the power supply as well as the general build. A robust Philips VAM 1202 transport mechanism joins forces with Burr-Brown PCM-1732 24-bit, 96 kHz DACs and a Pacific Microsonics DM-100 HDCD, which brings out the full high-resolution potential of this format.
The tubes in the output amplification stage consist of three 12AX7s and one 12AU7. And for maximum aesthetics, the vacuum tube illumination can be dimmed or even switched off via the wireless remote control Connections include one RCA output, one coaxial digital output, and a headphone output. The vacuum tube in the front 'window' is used to power the headphone output.
The Vincent reveals the wood of the grand piano and subtle nuances in the pluck of an acoustic bass. With its sophisticated hybrid technology, it redefines the spirit of music.
- Hybrid vacuum tube CD/HDCD player
- 'Class A' vacuum tube output stage
- Adjustable output level
- DAC: HDCD 24-Bit/96 kHz
- Oversized power supply
- Color: black/silver
- Tube illumination can be dimmed or switched off
- Tubes (output amplification): 3 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AU7
- Outputs: RCA, coaxial digital, headphone jack
- Output voltage: 2 V+/- 1.6 dB
- Frequency range: 10 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
- Dynamic: >100 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >95 dB
- Total harmonic distortion:
- Channel separation: >90 dB
- Dimensions: 17" wide, 4.9" high, 13" deep
- Weight: 19 lbs.