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Lettore CD Original CD A 9.3 Leonardo

 

 

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Original China   http://www.original-cd.com/

Caratteristiche

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Caratteristiche:

.One set of balanced XLR output
.One set of single ended RCA output
.One digital coax output
.One optical S/PDIF output
.One power socket

.Output level: < 1.99V

.Frequency response: 5Hz~20kHz
.Distortion and noise: 0.0015%(-60dB)
.S/N ratio: >105dB
.Dynamic range: 120dB
.Digital output characteristics: S/PDIF standard
.Power supplier: 220/120VAC±5%, 50/60Hz
.Dimensions (W,H,D): 430 X 130 X320(MM),
.Weight: 13.5kg,

i piedi sono svitabili !!

 

Descrizione:

 

Si tratta di un favoloso lettore CD dalle forme piuttosto inconsuete , compatto , massiccio e roubustissimo , tutto in alluminio pressofuso , con una lastra  superiore in  colore nero.

I comandi li troviamo anteriormente con un display piuttosto grande con scritte  blu.

Il caricamento dall'alto con clamp magnetico e copertura in lega , ne fanno un oggetto veramente esoterico.  Meccanica Philips VAM 12 ( top loading)

Impressionante la solidità di questo prodotto , dal peso di oltre 13,5  kg ed una estetica favolosa.

Il prodotto viene imballato  molto bene e  avvolto  da una busta in velluto nero.

 

Doppia uscita sia bilanciata "vera" che RCA , monta il convertitore Burr Brown  , 24 Bit 192 KHz  ultra Low Noise a pendenza variabile .

All'interno due toroidali schermati separati uno per la meccanica e l'altro per la sezione digitale.

Alimentazione stabilizzata multistadio e stabilizzatori interni.

 

Dal sito ufficiale:

 

.Modified PHILIPS VAM12 top loading laser pick up and Philips CD7-II digital servo system for accurate laser pick up and fact track access.

.Two Burr-Brown’s PCM-1792(24Bit/192KHz) as D/A converter.

.True balanced design. Two separate left/right channel D/A converter, filtering and output circuits.

.Two kinds of linear digital filters which can be selected by using of remote control to get two different sound effects.

.Two sets of special designed heavy duty toriod power transformers with sealed metal enclosures supply the power to digital and analog circuit separately.

.Six separate power supplier and voltage regulator circuits supply very stable and clean power through out different circuit blocks.

.Independent power supplier for clock circuit makes clock circuit very stable and improves linear distortion caused by error of source clock.

.Well designed D/A circuit for ultra low noise level.

Original unique GOS digital processing technology.

.Blue LEDs on top and display panel.

.Heavy duty Aluminum alloy top loading plate, body, adjustable feet and remote control.

 

 

Scheda fotografica:

 

scopriamo questo gioiellino ..

 

 

 

 

   

il clamp magnetico e il suo coperchio

 

 

Vediamo dietro:

 

 

 

La nostra solita vista:

 

 

 

Il telecomando :

 

       

 

Come suona:

 

Prodotto dalle altissime  prestazioni , suono veramente raffinato e suadente .  Sicuramente uno dei migliori prodotti che ho testato.

A differenza del modello precedente il " Da Vinci"  che risultava  piuttosto estremizzato  nelle basse alte frequenze qui la musica e completamente diversa ,  ben bilanciato su tutta la gamma ,  lo si apprezza a pieno dopo averlo ascoltato per bene .

Nessuna fatica di ascolto , anzi e un piacere far funzionare questa macchina , la separazione tra gli strumenti e  notevole e  tutto risulta arioso e armonioso.

 

Da un forum:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1840787&postcount=1

 

After 150 hours, I thought it was time to do some real listening comparisons.
I did a 6 hour test comparing the Leonardo to an Esoteric DV-50, and then a Meridian G08 with the Leonardo.

I made CD copies of a couple of CD's so that each CDP would have the exact same disk. Also I used 2 pairs of Nordost Red Dawn IC's with exactly the same amount of hours on them. I used my Ray Samuels HR-2 with dual inputs (they only one in the world), that also have the same amount of hours on each input.

First I started comparing the Leonardo to the Esoteric redbook output. I started each track that I used for comparison, 10 seconds early on one of the units, so that I could listen to the same exact 10 seconds, so I didn't have to rely on memory or changes in the passages which causes confusion and false conclusions. I switched back and forth every 10 seconds, each time concentrating on just one instrument each time. I did the same thing with the Leonardo and the Meridian.
The soundstage and the upper and lower extensions on all three units were so close that if I asked anyone to close their eyes and tell me which was which, I can almost guarantee that even the best ears at Head-Fi would be wrong half of the time.
I didn't have any pre-conceived notions or desires of who was going to win, or who I wanted to win.

I thought that maybe the RSA HR-2 had that switchbox-itis magic that people believe exists when doing switch box comparisons. So, I used a Headroom Balanced Max with multiple inputs and yielded the same results.

If there are any differences, they are so subtle that it wouldn't make a difference. The Esoteric costs $6000 but it is an unfair comparison because it does SACD...DVD-Audio, and DVD-Video. It has upsampling at a higher rate than the Meridian and Original, which are 24bit/192KHz. The Meridian cost $3600 but can be obtained legally for $3200, and the Leonardo costs a little less than $3100.

They all have completely different "transport" approaches, and use different top-of the-line DACS. But yet, they sounded exactly alike! I pride myself on finding the extra 5% in high end player to validate the thrill of my buy and sell chase. But there was no 5% difference.

At the new Jersey Meet, I challenge other members to find different results than the ones in my findings.

I guess this means, that in this price range, bells and whistles and aesthetics are the real decision makers.

 

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Una recensione completissima:

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/original/original.html

 

Eccolo insieme al suo fratellino minore il 9.2

 

 

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