CD-Two MKIII, CD-Transport incl. PLL and clock upgrade, housing aluminium, kit complete


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CD-Two MKIII, CD-Transport incl. PLL and clock upgrade, housing aluminium, kit complete

Product no.: 2103351-02[1]

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former price 3,500.28 €
3,195.00
including 19% VAT


Complete kit device with CD-Pro2LF with low jitter clock upgrade and PLL Recklocking 

 

 

NewVersion MKIII contains: better performance - with lower price!

  • new subchassis
  • new disc clamp
  • new AC main filter stage
  • new resonance damping acrylic bottom panel with higher weight
  • new resonance damping acrylic top panels for CD covering with higher weight
  • internal upgrades for mechanics
  • easier assembling for the display section

The CD-Two MKIII

The new version of a very high quality top loader with perfect sound and great look and feel. A complete hand made CD-Player with CD-Pro2LF developed with understood - built with heart and soul.

The housing was originated 10 years ago and was improved again and again.

 

Features of the housing:

  • acoustic damped spike feet
  • a multiple bottom made of one aluminium panel (4 mm) and a sub bottom made of special acrylic plastic: very hard and acoustic neutral
  • this combination brings the best resonance absorption
  • in combination with the very stable metal frame the chassis is very stable and impervious against resonances and sub frequencies from the bottom.
  • The top is close with a panel with 4mm thickness
  • the CD-Pro rests in a sub-chassis that fits perfectly and damped the last sonic from the outside and damped also the resonances from the inside.
  • The CD-Pro is recessed  mounted and covered by a multiple cover panel with thickness of 12 mm. (two acrylic panels and one metal panel)

This combination and the the felt inside the CD manhole ensures that no light and sound comes from the outside.

 

 

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Features of the AC Mains and power supply:

  • Two stage filtering system
    • first a integrated filter in the main connector
    • second a discrete filter section.
  • all important wires are equipped with ferrite powder rings to prevent high frequency disturbances.
  • Power supply with:
    • High quality Panasonic FC Electrolytic condensers, long life 105°
    • 14100 µF for each voltage 5 and 9 Volt
    • special Panasonic audio parallel MKT/MKP condensers for rectifiers and electrolytic condensers
    • high speed rectifiers
    • noise reduction circuit for both voltages
    • high end connectors for DC
    • all parts oversized for performance reserve
    • very high quality PCB
    • hand soldered with silver soldering tin
    • coating against vibration
    • parts glued on the PCB
    • And this at pleasing a favourable price.

 

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The sound performance will be extremly upgrade by the reclocking module, that is be connected by silver/Tevlon HF wires.

A very precise clock that replaces the equipment used in low-quartz. With mechanically sound in an aluminum block decoupled from the outside world 5ppm-quartz, low-noise and low drift power supply and 2 separate synchronous clock outputs. Equipped with 0.1% precision resistors and Panasonic FM capacitors in the power supply.

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Advantages of accurate clock: The quartz-controlled clock in the CD player, the read-out speed of the data. When the CD-production (music) information in a well-defined, time sequence "pressed" on the CD. The correct "read-out speed" of the data by the drive is determined by comparison of the temporal sequence of the data read out with the quartz clock

 

PLL-Recklock System

By the circuit the following improvements are possible, which depend naturally strongly on the input signal and on the following DAC entry stage:

It works all more calmly and more cleared up. The woman's voices are very silky. The high frequencies are less sharp. Everything works more vividly and more audible.

Structure:

The jitter killer corrects the jitters of the afflicted input signals. The time errors of the input are revised by a PLL circuit (phase locked loop). (The PLL is an electronic switching configuration, which corrects the phase position and coherently with the frequency of a changeable oscillator in such a way over a closed automatic control loop affected that as small a phase deviation between an outside reference signal and the oscillator.)
The PLL inserts time correct flanks and separates the signal levels of useless flanks.
From the input signal the PLL wins a sturdy clock pulse, synchronously with that
original beat of the input signal runs. - thus without jitters.

jitter-1.JPG The result is astonishing: The sound works clear up and more calmly. The instruments and voices are better to locate in their position on the stage after the jitter killer is connected. The woman's voices are very silky. The high frequencies are less sharp. Everything works more vividly and more audible.

 

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Features of the digital output stage:
Our digital output stage will amply the signal coming from an s/pdif output too TTL signal level than stabilised over a LINE-driver and will be then divided into two separate signal paths with S/PDIF format and AES/EBU format. The output is galvanic decoupled by a special, hand made transformer with high-end powder ring core for digital signals and separate silver wire coils with PTFE isolation for AES/EBU and S/PDIF. With this output stage one can use longer lines without lost of performance and the signal was improved to a real square wave.
Hand made transformer for digital out:

 

The handmade transformer has the following advantages: One can use special ferrite powder-ring-core and adapt the meandering of the coils exactly on the circuit.
We use a high quality silver wire with Teflon isolation for the coils. The coils will be glued on the ring.
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The Teflon/Silver wire has the following advantages in the opposite of enamelled wire:
  • less microphone effects
  • the wire is more softly and thus better to process. It puts closely to powder ring. In connection with the gluing a compact unit results.
  • a firm magnetic coupling develops also, because nearly the entire magnetic flow implements both windings.
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spike feet with acrylic sub bottom panel

 

 

 

 

 


Features of the transport:
We use the well known CD-Pro-2 LF transport from Philips. The module is characterized by a very good error correction and robustness. The CD-Pro2LF consists of a die cast metal frame and a high-quality scanning unit. The transport is damping stored in a special sub-chassis.

Together with the mechanical characteristics and the complex power supply provides for a sound on highest level. The digital output is characterized by its very good re-clocking PLL jitter reduction (optional) and its output line driver with high current and handmade transformer for AES/EBU and s/pdif output format

 

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new fulllmetal disc clamp

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What does our customer say to the CD-Two MKII:

 

Roman Bargarada, Russian Federation said to the complete CD-Two MKII Transport  with jitter killer:

“Horst, very good Player!!!
Sound dynamic, transparent with a good resolution.
I have "CD transport II" by Audio note (UK, Peter Kwortrup). Good  device. But WENZEL PRODUCTION much, much, much better.
I was very pleasantly surprised for your product.
Maybe I need additional one or two CD transports. Also after a while I  need a DAC.”

 

Frederic Granger, Switzerland said to the complete CD-Two MKII Transport with jitter-Kiler

“Your player is an amazing machine;-)

Now clearly better than my Mephisto in every  domain, like:
-Dynamic, detail ,neutral, timbres and  soundstage...Everywhere! It was not the case in the begining but I was sure that  the burn in would be all benefit for it.”

 

Francois B., Switzerland

The Player:
Is really fantastic. I am very glad with it. It changes the whole intallation, it is a real "plus". It's the best Player I have ever heard. You can be proud of your work and you must be well-known.

 

Technical data:

  • CD-Pro2lf drive by Philips

  • high-quality power pack with 14100 µF filter capacitors Panasonic FC

  • special audio block condensers of Panasonic

  • special power supply circuit for the suppression of breakdown portions

  • doubled filtering of the AC of entrance with discrete system filter

  • 3 stage output circuit (s/pdif and AES/EBU) with Reclocking and output buffer LINE driving circuit with handwound transformer

  • Housing consists of an aluminium profile framework with additional damping plates of acrylic, as well as special spike feet

  • measures: 434*340*107mm

  • Weight: 12 kg

  • Output connectorst: RCA + XLR+ I2S

 

more informations you will find here: http://www.akustik-perfekt.homepage.t-online.de/the-audio-collection/

   

 

CD-Transport, ready working, color black:

  • high-end disc clamp
  • RCA connectorsfor s/pdif
  • XLR connector AES/EBU
  • I2S output
  • Jitter Killer - PLL Reclocking
  • AC Mains 115V and 230 V
  • Remote control
 

 

in addition:
additional power supply for clock, fuses gold platet, better spike feet, MKP + Mica Kondesatoren

 

 

 

Additional product information

Color Black

Selection: CD-Two MKIII, CD-Transport incl. PLL and clock upgrade, housing aluminium, kit complete

Product no. Color Status Price
2103351-02[1] Black
3,195.00 € *
2103351-01[1] Silver
3,095.00 € *
*
including 19% VAT
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