CD Box DS2 T

£550.00
  • Excellent 4-layer suspended CD transport
  • Three digital outputs (Optical, S/PDIF Co-axial and AES/EBU)
  • Blue tiger servo board for 1:1 CD playback

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DS2 Line

The CD Box DS2 T has been designed specially as a pure audio CD transport, adhering closely to the Red Book standard for bit-perfect conversion by a connected high-quality Digital-Analogue Converter.

Internally, the CD drive is mounted in a torsion-resistant cabinet, for added durability and smooth playback. Similarly, the Blue Tiger servo system from Stream Unlimited allows for real-time scanning with minimal jitter. Externally, the CD Box DS2 T benefits from a luxury slot mechanism, a high-contrast dot-matrix display and clearly-labelled controls.

The CD Box DS2 T was designed as a transport due to the increasing popularity of external DACs in hi-fi systems. By separating out the transport and conversion stages into different specialist products, the best possible sound-performance can be achieved. The CD Box DS2 T is the ideal choice for customers also interested in the DAC Box DS2 Ultra, the Pre Box DS2 Digital, or anyone who already owns their preferred DAC.

Key Features:

  • Excellent 4-layer suspended CD transport
  • Three digital outputs (Optical, S/PDIF Co-axial and AES/EBU) connection to an external D/A converter is mandatory for audio listening
  • Blue tiger servo board for 1:1 CD playback
  • Luxurious slot-in mechanism
  • DC power supply (<1 watt standby power consumption)
  • High contrast dot-matrix display
  • Trigger in and output
  • Massive 3mm aluminium faceplate in silver or black
  • Solid cabinet protects against vibration and interference

Technical Data

Supports: CD, CD-R, CD-RW And Hybrid-SACD
Digital Outputs:  1x Coaxial (S/PDIF)
1x Optical (S/PDIF)
1x XLR (AES/EBU)
Outboard Power Supply: 18V/1000mA DC
Mains Voltage:  220 - 240V DC 
Standby Power: < 1W
Power Consumption: 18V/600mA DC
Dimension (Incl. Sockets): 240 x 72 x 194mm
Weight: 2.67kg

FAQ

Why is one of the feet on the bottom of my CD Box DS2 T hard?

Like most other Box Design products, the CD Box DS2 T is equipped with soft bump-on feet for a gentle contact with the surface it's positioned on. However, the CD Box DS2 T only has three soft feet, while the fourth foot is hard and a different shape. The hard foot on the CD Box DS2 T is an energy-sink, designed to draw high-frequency resonances away from the electronics and on to a mass-point where they can be dissipated. 

This clever technology was inspired by older high-end Micromega CD transports, and has a positive effect on the overall performance of the CD Box DS2 T.

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