Relying on the place you reside, CD gross sales are both useless or nonetheless doing respectable enterprise for retailers. The used CD market within the U.S. and Canada is booming for the plain purpose that the bodily format may be very low cost and who might resist paying $4 for JVC XRCDs that when bought for $30 apiece.
Cambridge Audio is a “music first” model that has one thing actually enjoyable coming later this week other than the brand new Evo CD transport and it highlights why this model is successful over new converts. I’ve already dedicated to the corporate with 3 parts which can be a part of my every day listening routine and now we have 3 evaluations forthcoming later this month from myself and Chris Boylan.
Again to the music for a second.
A current journey to Princeton Document Alternate after the Document Retailer Day bedlam had subsided proved to be a fairly bountiful go to. 13 sealed Blue Word, JVC XRCD, and Impulse Jazz titles for lower than $58 USD. I additionally picked up 4 sealed Invoice Frisell, Depeche Mode, and Useless Can Dance titles for below $40.
With greater than 2,000 CDs in my assortment after nearly 37 years of shopping for them, it’s secure to say that I’m deeply dedicated to the format; all of them have been ripped to LaCie HDDs which can be linked to my Roon Nucleus, however I nonetheless personal 3 CD gamers (Marantz, Audiolab, and NAD) that get used so much. I want a CD participant.
I can also’t justify spending $30 or extra on each report buy.
The Cambridge Audio Evo Streaming Amplifiers have been an enormous hit, however there was one side lacking. CD playback.
The brand new Cambridge Evo CD Transport goals to rectify that.
Constructing on over half a century of UK hi-fi heritage, this premium CD part is developed to suit seamlessly with the heritage model’s famend sequence of EVO all-in-one techniques.
Bringing your CD assortment into 2023 in model, the customized developed Evo CD extracts each intricacy and element from the CD due to the model’s business main S5 Servo, with higher error correction and quicker disc detection.
A deep, wealthy sound with unrivalled readability, the brand new CD transport delivers an immersive musical expertise in any house, in addition to showcasing album artwork on the Cambridge Audio StreamMagic app.
Tailor-made to associate the prevailing Evo vary in design in addition to sound efficiency, the Evo CD is crafted from the identical premium supplies as the remainder of its product household.
A full steel loading mechanism ensures stability and sturdiness. With a smooth black aluminium prime panel, out there with brushed wood or matte black aspect panels, constituted of sustainable Richlite materials, the Evo CD is a refined design piece whereas being an aesthetic addition to the dwelling areas of music followers throughout the globe.
Cambridge Audio CEO, Stuart George, commented on the launch: “Get again to having fun with these treasured discs in your assortment. With Evo now including award-winning CD playback into the combination alongside streaming – in addition to the choice so as to add one in every of our Alva turntables – you possibly can benefit from the music first, no matter format you fancy.”
The Evo CD joins the multi-award-winning household of Evo merchandise; each the Evo 150 and Evo 75 boast state-of-the-art know-how to realize Class D amplification. Roon Prepared with MQA in-built, the Evo 75 and 150 characteristic the model’s personal pioneering StreamMagic software program to stream digitally by way of Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz and extra.
|S5 Servo (Drive velocity precision | Information Retrieval | Multi-Format Discs)
|CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW
|Max Energy Consumption
|Standby Energy Consumption
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
|317 x 89 x 352mm
Value & Availability
- Evo CD – $1,199 (coming quickly)
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