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CD5 CD Player, Single Belt Drive, 32bit/384kHz PCM and DSD128/5.6MHz high-resolution DAC.

$2,858.00$3,155.00

CEC CD5 CD Player, Choice of Black or Silver

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Description

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The CD5 with the upgrade TL2N stabilizer is only available at Audio Union. The Larger TL2N stabilizer enhances the performance of the CD5 raising the performance level to new heights and is preferred by many audiophiles.
Since CEC introduced world’s first Belt-Drive CD Transport in 1991, a lot of music lovers have enjoyed its rich musical sound, which CEC continues to improve on. A heavier stabilizer brings a more stable rotation of the disc and the Belt-Drive system eliminates the affects of vibration and electromagnetic noise caused by the motor rotation. Digital output and headphone terminal have been added for the first time to a Belt-Drive CD Player. This maximizes the most advanced DAC technology developed by ESS, and the headphone output enables direct listening without amplifier and loudspeaker system.
In order to read the signal recorded with Constant Linea Velocity (CLV) on CD, rotation speed should be slowed down as it goes to the outside. Usually the spindle motor controls the variation of speed. Many CD players and transports place the spindle motor beneath the turntable for CD and the motor shaft works as the turntable center, this is called direct drive system. Stable and accurate rotation requires a bigger torque of motor itself, which inevitably creates certain vibration and the electromagnetic noise. Inside CEC CD 5 the spindle motor is placed independently from the center shaft and vibration as well as electromagnetic noise effect to the CD are thus minimized. A heavy CD stabilizer provides bigger inertia of turntable and achieves a stable and smooth rotation of discs. Smaller torque motor and longer distance from the motor to the center shaft (turntable) create the ideal fundamentals of music reproduction.
With USB input connected to PC up to 32bit/384kHz PCM and DSD128/5.6MHz high-resolution music sources can be reproduced through the CEC CD 5. Here the CEC CD 5 works as the high-resolution music reproduction device.
The conversion from digital to analog signal is performed by ESS Hyperstream DAC chip ES9018K2M. In addition signals through ES9018K2M go through original full-balanced circuit to achieve dynamic and musical reproduction of music.
Test reports in international magazines as well as the testimony of our satisfied customers worldwide confirm that we have achieved our musical objective: music reproduction on its highest level.

CEC CD 5-DATA SHEET

 

CEC CD5_ENG_Manual

 

The CEC CD 5 makes an excellent impression on the listener from the very first moment. The sound of the CDs was rich, deep, and sophisticated. Its inner calmness and coherence were outstanding. The CEC CD 5 is an excellent CD player which can normally be regarded as a high-end-device.“ (Positive Feedback | W. Pacuła)

 

Since CEC introduced world’s first Belt-Drive CD Transport in 1991, a lot of music lovers have enjoyed its rich musical sound, which CEC continues to improve on. A heavy stabilizer creates  a highly stable disk rotation rate. The Belt-Drive system eliminates the affects of vibration and electromagnetic noise caused by the motor rotation. This environment creates an ultra low noise and ultra low jitter data signal.

 

The conversion from digital to analog signal is performed by ESS Hyperstream DAC chip ES9018K2M. In addition signals through ES9018K2M go through original full-balanced circuit to achieve dynamic and musical reproduction of music.

Reveiws

Video Review from the The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

When I was asked for my opinion on the C.E.C. CD5 I realised I hadn’t reviewed a cd-player for years. But the belt driven cd mechanism and the DAC function were excellent arguments to go for a review.

“an extremely successful, really well prepared CD player with analogue sound flair and with the highest level of powerful converter section, which can do justice to all current and foreseeable digital challenges.“
Review: HIFI einsnull 2015 | Holger Barske
The CD5 makes a whole lot of sense. On the one hand it could well be purchased as a ‘last CD player’,
Paul Messenger
There has seldom been higher quality compact disc playback in this price class!
Review from HIFI STARS – 2015

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 43.5 × 335 × 109 cm
Color

Black, Silver

Sabilizer

Standard CD5, Upgrade TL2N

Remote

Standard, Aluminum

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