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C.E.C CD Player *CD-3N*

The CD 3N CD player uses the same belt-drive transport as CEC`s TL 3N and the same digital to analogue circuitry as CEC`s DA 3N.

CD Player with a 1 year agent warranty, made in Japan !!!!


  • Hi-Fi Stars ***** Mar`2015

  • "The playback reminds me of an analogue turntable, which I mean as a great compliment. The technical subtleties packed into two devices (TL-3N & DA-3N) - including the new Hyperstream DAC ESS9008 converter chip are now available in a single device for the first time. It is called the C.E.C CD-3N and i wholeheartedly recommend it."

    The CD 3N CD player uses CEC's proprietary belt drive mechanism of TL 3N to minimize the vibration and electromagnetic noise from the motors, enabling the precise reproduction of music signals. CEC CD 3N's double belt drive system, which drives both the spindle and the pickup with belts, minimizes noise contamination and provides delicate and accurate music reproduction.The top-loading design allows the use of a stabilizer for maximum disc stability.

    The CD 3N has separate power supplies for transport and DAC to enable clean voltage. They are also separated for the motor, servo, display, digital and analog circuits.

    The CD3N uses the ESS ES9008 DAC chip, which performs up to 24bit/192kHz music signal. And the Digital Filter can be set for 2 different characteristics: "Flat", which offers best frequency response and sharp filtering of ultrasonic noise, and "Pulse", which is optimized for the best dynamic response.

    Full balance-circuit design from the digital input to the analog output achieve the high quality signal path keeping the sound quality very natural and clear.

    The CD 3N uses a symmetrical XLR output for consistency with its balanced analog circuit. It also features an RCA output to ensure connectivity with other equipment without balanced input capability. These balanced and unbalanced connectors are gold plated to maximize performance. Three types of digital connectors (AES/EBU, COAX/SPDIF, TOSLINK) enable connectivity with a wide range of digital equipment.

  • Drive System - Double Belt Drive // Spindle & Pick-up
  • Playable Discs - Audio CDs & Finalized CD-R/RWs
  • Power Supply - AC 120V/230V/ 50-60Hz
  • CD Stabilizer - Diameter 120mm, Weight 370g (Brass)
  • Digital Input - Word Clock BNC x1: 44,1kHz
  • Digital Output - COAXIAL x1: 0.5Vp-p/75Ω, TOS x 1: -21 to -15dBm EIAJ
  • Digital Output - AES/EBU(Balanced XLR) x1: 2.5Vp p/110Ω
  • Analog Output - Balanced XLR (pin2=hot) x 1 / 4Vrm
  • Analog Output - Unbalanced RCA x 1 / 2Vrms
  • DAC - ES9008 | Highest Performance 8-channel
  • Digital Filter - FLAT / PULSE (switchable)
  • Frequency - 20Hz to 20kHz, 0.1dB (CD playback)
  • S/N ratio - 110dB, 1kHz/0dB
  • Cross talk - 105dB, 1kHz/0dB
  • THD - 0.02%, 1kHz/0dB
  • Consumption - 23W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) - 435 x 100 x 296 mm
  • Weight - 11kg
  • Finish: Silver
  • C.E.C CD Player *CD-3N*
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