California Audio Labs DX-1 CD Player (USED)

$595.00 $250.00

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Great condition. Superb transport & sound quality. Outwardly, the DX-1 is a pleasing departure from earlier CAL designs, which tended toward the stodgy. Its low-slung chassis and black plastic front panel give it a very contemporary, European look and will particularly appeal to those enamored of bilateral symmetry. The disc-loading drawer is in the middle of the panel, with a green liquid-crystal display (LCD) directly below it. The display’s vocabulary is limited to the basics: track number, track time, a sixteen-position track calendar, and notations for random, programmed, repeat, and mu-sic-scan playback. A remote sensor is nestled beside the display. Some users may find the display somewhat dim and illegible. On the other hand, those who dislike obtrusive displays will be happy to learn that this one’s backlighting can be turned off from the remote control. There are three buttons on either side of the display for drawer open/close, play, pause, stop, previous track, and next track. A power button completes the front-panel complement. The player’s more advanced features are accessible only from the remote control. Its twenty-eight buttons duplicate the principal front-panel controls while adding two-speed forward and reverse search (audio level is reduced by 12 dB), random track playback, disc repeat, music scan (plays the first 15 seconds of each track), display selection for elapsed or remaining time in a track or total time remaining on the disc, twenty-track programming, and a twelve-key numeric keypad for direct track access and track-sequence programming. The rear of the chassis is occupied with phono jacks for left and right analog signal outputs and a single digital output, which can be used with a 75-ohm coaxial interconnect cable (not supplied) to attach the DX-1 to a digital recorder or an outboard digital processor or digital-to-analog (D/A) converter. (Common audio cables should not be used for such a connection.) The DX-1 does not have an optical digital output, which is unfortunate because so many digital inputs on equipment these days are optical only. Finally, there is an IEC-type detachable AC cord with a three-prong plug. Fit and finish of the product are very good throughout.

Type: CAL Digital Servo single-beam Laser Transport
Semiconductor laser wavelength :760-820nm
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Features: Delta Sigma D/A conversion, 32X Oversampling Rate, 16 Bit Resolution, Balanced RFI AC Input Filtration, Discrete FET Analog Stage
Frequency Response: 5Hz-20kHz /- 0.2 dB
Frequency Accuracy: +/-.0001 Hz
THD: 0.007%
Signal to Noise Ratio: 91 dB
Dynamic Range: 90 dB
Channel Separation: 86 dB (@1kHz)
Output Voltage: 2.0V
Digital Output Impedance: 75 ohm/500 mV
Operating Temperature: 41-95 F (5-35C)
Operating Humidity: 5%-90 (No condensation of moisture)
Power Requirement: AC 115 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 13 watts
Dimensions: 17” W x 3.5” H x 12.5” D
Weight: 11.5 lbs unpacked