CaracterísticasHybrid Design CD Player/DAC with 'Class A' Vacuum Tube Output Stage
Vincent Audio’s CD-S7 hybrid CD player carries over the popular features of the German company’s widely acclaimed CD-S6 MK, including a vacuum tube output stage for rich and glorious sound.
For enhanced performance compared to the CD-S6, the S7 uses Burr-Brown PCM-1796 24-bit, 96 kHz DACs rather than the PCM-1732 found in the S6. And instead of the CD-S6’s two-way design, the new S7 boasts a four channel balanced analog amplifier. Another big step up is the use of premium internal components, including WIMA capacitors, with M-CAP capacitors employed in the power circuit board.
A Masterpiece of Sonic Excellence
A masterpiece of sonic excellence, the CD-S7 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.
The oversize power supply contributes to the response, stability, and quiet operation. The surprising 20-lb. weight of the CD-S7 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.
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.
German-designed and engineered
Hybrid tube-solid state CD player
'Class A' vacuum tube output stage
Dedicated headphone stage
Adjustable output level
Burr-Brown PCM 1796 24-bit, 192 kHz DAC
Oversized power supply
Tube illumination can be dimmed in three steps or switched off
Tubes (output amplification): 3 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AU7
Analog outputs fully balanced XLR, RCA
Digital output: coaxial digital
12V Power trigger with pass-through
Output voltage: 2.5 V
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
Dynamic range: -100 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -94 dB
Total harmonic distortion: <0.005%
Channel separation: -90 dB