Over nearly a decade of Vincent CD-S6 MK was the flagship model of the Vincent CD series. Both technically and visually the unit was in a class of its own.
In order to take account of technical developments, the time has come to present a successor: The CD-S7 DAC have the virtues of the CD-S6 MK taken over and completed by the possibility of using the device in addition to the DAC. It is now possible by means of optical digital signals, co-axial or USB port can be supplied in order to allow this in more benefit from the superior analog signal processing of CD-S7 DAC. Thanks to the D / A converter PCM1796 your digital sources now reach almost the sound quality of a CD.
The analog signal is output by the circuit fully balanced and the CD-S7 DAC also further treated, each of the four signal lines are equipped with a private power filter and amplifier. As a result, the sound better, and the dynamic range is increased.
To read the digital signals of a CD is used Sanyou chip DA11. The software has been developed and this is a safe reading all CDs. But this uses relatively little effort, if the signal is processed further in the following is not good. We are using Russian tubes of type 6922, making the sound benefited enormously. The transparency and spatial becomes clear after the first few notes. Revised is also the power supply. To provide the power, a toroidal transformer was installed. The power supply options include a 6Z4 and a 12AX7 tube for providing the required voltages. At key points quality components known vendors were used, it is understood, however, with so much effort by itself
(N.B. This page was translated from German, hence the poor grammar.)
- D / A converter: 24bit/192kHz
- Transmission: 20Hz - 20kHz + / -0.5 dB
- Distortion: <0.005%
- Signal to Noise Ratio:> 94dB
- Dynamic range:> 100dB
- Audio Output Voltage: 2.5 V
- Channel Separation:> 90dB
- Inputs: 1 x USB, 1 x Digital Optical, 1 x Digital Coaxial,
1 x 3.5 mm jack (Power Control)
- Outputs: 1 x stereo RCA, 1 x Stereo XLR, 1 x Digital Coaxial,
1 x 3.5 mm jack (Power Control)
- Color: Black or Silver
- Weight: 9kg
- Dimensions: 430x356x132 mm
Vinyl vs Digital
One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.
Short answer is both have their pros and cons.
I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.
- Delivers analog sound. This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound. Analog sound is what we hear with our ears. The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers. There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
- Can last a lifetime.
- Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
- Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
- Potentially more accurate sound.
- Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.
- Can be easily damaged.
- Large music collections can take up alot of space.
- Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
- Needs more maintenance.
- Not a portable media.
- Large collections in very small space.
- Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
- Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
- Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
- Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
- Can be digitally remastered after recording. (Usually done is a studio)
- Easy to make copies of files.
- Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
- Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
- Is not an exact copy of the music. Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
- A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
- Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.