Aqua La Diva CD Transport

  • Uncompromised in every respect, La Diva cd transport is the culmination of aqua’s R&D in the areas of electronic and mechanical engineering.

    • Custom designed discrete circuit with high-speed photocouplers for Galvanic and magnetic isolation between CD drive unit and digital output

    • Ultra massive chassis construction and newly developed high-rigidity sub chassis with Nextel for CD drive unit cancels internal and external acoustic and mechanical vibrations, enabling exceptionally accurate "Red Book" RF signal

    • DC disc drive motor allows to read the data accurately and minimize Jitter

    • Moplen clamp to avoid flywheel masses and vibrations

    • Sophisticated signal processing technology assures excellent CD Red Book signal

    • High-performance multi-stage voltage regulator (high-current stage for accurate servo DISC drive rotation, tracking and focus)

    • Jitter free digital interface AQlink (I2S protocol), uncompromising digital connection to La Scala DAC, La Voce DAC

    etherCON RJ45 (AQlink) output connection to DAC, employs CAT6 cable can connect both RJ45 and professional etherCON RJ45

    • Separate custom-built toroidal transformers for digital and servo motors/actuators

    MODULAR DESIGN with upgradeable multi board system

    • Precision Philips CD-Pro2 transport customized

    • High-quality parts selected for sound quality:
       - 105° long life capacitors
       - low noise Metal Foil ultra-precision resistors
       - metallized film pulse capacitor
       - ultra-fast diodes
       - halogen free cables

    • Aluminum top loading tray machined from billet

    • Non-magnetic low-resonance aluminum chassis with Nextel

    • Field upgradeable firmware

    • Fluorescent display (VFD) with user off-selectable illumination

    • Designed and handmade in Italy

    • Output:
    - etherCON RJ45 - AQlink (I2S serial bus)
    - BNC coax (S/PDIF)
    - RCA coax (S/PDIF)
    - ST fiber (AT&T)
    - BNC word clock


    Disc Compatibility
    CD, CD-R
    CD Formats
    Red Book
    Drive mechanism
    PHILIPS CD-PRO2 Customized
    Pick-Up Technology
    TRIGINTA preamplifier & Laser supply
    Single focault - 3 beam method
    Disc Drive Motor
    Precision DC Motor
    Servo power supply
    High-performance voltage regulator (high-current)
    Digital decoder
    Proprietary ISDC
    Digital  isolators
    Custom designed discrete circuit with high-speed photocouplers
    Digital Output
    2 S/PDIF 75 Ω :
    - 1 coaxial BNC
    - 1 coaxial RCA
    1 AES/EBU (XLR) 110 Ω
    1 AQlink - I2S serial bus
    (etherCON RJ45)
    1 AT&T (ST Fiber)
    Word Clock Output
    1 coaxial BNC  75 Ω
    AQlink (I2S bus)
    CMOS level
    Native Sample Rate
    16 bit / 44.1 KHz
    Front Panel
    Standby, Display, Play, Pause, Stop, Previous, Next Switches
    Fluorescent display (VFD) with user off-selectable illumination
    Remote Control
    Infra Red (RC5)
    Power Consumption
    100-115V / 220-240V; 50 or 60Hz - 38VA
    Disc loading
    Top-Loading (Manual)
    ( W x D x H ) 450 x 370 x 100 mm
    10 kg
    Front finish
    Satin Alu Silver
    Case finish
    Grey Nextel powder coated
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