TL2N CD Transport, Dual Belt Drive, with SuperLink, 120 volt


TL2N CD Transport

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With the CEC TL 2N, the breakthroughs of the previous double belt drive systems have been refined even further than we imagined possible!  The completely new developed double belt drive mechanism has been installed in the centered of a larger aluminum chassis for increased stabilization of  rotation and no adjustment of mechanism height. While the double belt drive system with the large diameter precision flywheel stabilizer improves the accuracy of reading the music signal. The detail, richness of tone and spatial information are just breathtaking.

The concentrated application of technical knowledge, innovative capacity and decades of experience have paid off. Pride, craftsmanship, and music reproduction on compact disc have reached a new summit with the CEC TL 2N. In addition, the TL2N has SUPERLINK.



“.. Thank god, companies such as CEC exist who have spent decades consequently working towards an objective of achieving the most authentic sound experiences as possible with the technical further development of CD playback and always come up with brilliant innovations. The new CEC TL 2N CD drive is undoubtedly one of them.. I can clearly understand the manufacturer’s statement for a voluminous, spatial yet very detailed sound pattern..” Review from HIFI STARS – 2017

“And at this point please allow me to come straight out with it: Tonally, there is no alternative to the Superlink interface. Any other way of connecting drive and converter results in an audible loss of precision and reduced smoothness in the sound. As if these are not enough exotic connection options for the TL 2N: A „Word clock“ input in BNC format allows the synchronisation of the read-out data with a clock specified by DAC. This is something great for applications where no Superlink connection is possible.”
“In fact, the performance of the new mechanism is so impressive that it has forced a major update in the twin-belt design — hence the new TL2N. But the best news of all is that the new TL5 comes in considerably cheaper than the TL3N it replaces – around €1000 less, depending on country. With both Marc Mickelson and Roy Gregory using CEC transports on a regular basis, you can be sure we’ll be keeping a close eye on these new, more affordable models.”


SUPERLINK is CEC’s proprietary digital signal transmission system that transports music signals and synchronization(clock) signals with separate cables. The SPDIF (Sony Philips Digital Inter Face) and AES/EBU(Audio Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union) systems, commonly used in coaxial digital outputs and optical outputs, transmit both the music and clock signals through the same cable, and thus are prone to jitter effects caused by the signals interfering with each other. CEC’s SUPERLINK system transmits these signals separately with multiple cables, requiring no encoding/decoding process for data transmission. It minimizes deterioration of the music signal during transmission by using the clock signals from the D/A converter’s master clock generator to achieve complete synchronization. SUPERLINK is on TL2N, TL0 3.0, DA0 3.0, and the new DA SL.

MCK(Master Clock): The CD transport receives the master clock signal from the D/A converter through this line, and functions as a slave to the DA converter, enabling completely synchronized transportation of audio data.

BCK(Bit Clock): Sends bitclock signals, required for digital data bit identification(e.g. sampling frequency) or signal readout, from the CD transport to the D/A converter.

LRCK(L/R Clock): Sends left/right identification clock signals from the CD transport to the D/A converter.

DATA: Sends audio data from the CD transport to the DA converter.

Additional information

Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 43.5 × 33.5 × 10.9 cm

Black, Silver


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