From the same design stable as its existing DAC64 and Blu upsampling CD transport, comes the new ONE integrated CD player from Chord Electronics. The ONE features the same die-cast CD mechanism and isolated top-loading arrangement as the company's flagship Blu CD transport.
The latest 24-bit 192kHz devices provide digital to analogue conversion. A fully buffered, true balanced analogue output stage ensures the best possible musical performance. RCA and XLR balanced analogue outputs, plus BNC SPDIF coaxial digital ensures compatibility with a wide variety of audio systems. The ONE can also be upgraded by adding the DAC64.
The ONE player, along with all of Chord's 'Choral Series' products, is available in a new 'Brilliant' finish, which involves the solid billet aluminium body being precision machined and hand polished to a high gloss. This is then electroplated with nickel for a durable and highly reflective finish. Compared to the standard anodized satin casework, the nickel plating is said to give improved skin conductivity, hence improved shielding and better noise performance. Chord claims this finish will get the most noticeable results in products such as its DAC64 and Symphonic, which deal with low level signals.
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