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Arcam's entry level FMJ CD player the CD17 builds on over 20 years of continuous CD player design and development. Given that the circuit design of the CD17 is so advanced, the component choice to implement the design is critical - inside the case you will find low jitter clocks for perfect bass timing and slam, ultra precise digital to analogue conversion via Wolfson 8741 DAC's, with independent regulated DC power supplies, and audiophile specification resistors and capacitors to give truly like-like audio reproduction. There is a single oversized toroid transformer inside the case, which together with tightly regulated power supplies and filter capacitors gives a very solid platform for the servo, D to A conversion, display and output amplifier circuitry to operate. The R&D engineer's have also added two unique noise reduction techniques - 'Mask of Silence' reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) by the precise placement and attachment of ferrite material to the noisy components in the circuit, for example the DAC's - this enables fine detail in any recording to come flooding through. Stealth mat (metal fibre matting) technology placed on the base of the casework further lowers the noise floor and allows the full detail of the music to be revealed. If you pick up the this product, you will surprised at the high weight - this is partly due to the heavy toroidal transformer, but more so the braced, damped chassis casework, which does not resonate when rapped with the knuckles - this feature ensures there is no mechanical vibration reaching the critical CD transport or circuit boards, which further helps the supreme clarity of sound on offer. If you love your disc collection and want to hear the fully what was recorded on each disc, this player is definitely for you.
In order to achieve the highest possible performance from this FMJ product, we thoroughly recommend you ask us to calibrate and install this product for you in the comfort of your home
Input connections none
Output connections 2 x pair stereo line on RCA's
1 x optical digital audio
1 x coaxial digital audio
Dics types played CD, CD-R, CD-RW
High quality Wolfson 8741 DAC's
Arcam Mask of Silence technology
Low jitter clock for superb timing accuracy
Inert braced casework, mechanically dampened
Dimensions W x H x D 430 x 85 x 290mm
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however, delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
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