Audio Research has announced a special edition update to the CD6 and Reference CD9 Transport/DAC
Both units feature redesigned faceplates, with matching buttons, illumination and black plexiglass display.
Both SE units also inlude the latest V3.0 USB audio card, providing compatibility with macOS, Windows 10 and any Linux-based system that supports ALSA devices.
This feature allows full streaming capability from products like Aurender or Roon’s Nucleus.
It includes a FPGA design that re-clocks data and formats appropriately, firmware updates are not required.
Digital inputs on the original CD6 included two TOSlink inputs, in addition to RCA and USB. The CD6 SE will have one TOSlink input and one AES/EBU input, in addition to RCA and USB. Digital inputs on the REF CD9 SE will remain unchanged, with the same inputs as the CD6 SE.
Other specifications include: PCM Sample rates up to 192kHz; 16, 24 and 32Bit depths supported; MacOS sample rates to 192kHz; SPDIF (RCA), TOSlink, AES/EBU (XLR) and USB 2.0 digital audio inputs; AES/EBU (XLR) and SPDIF (BNC) digital audio outputs and MacOS, Windows, Linux compatibility for USB 2.0 digital audio input.
The CD6SE will retail for $10,000 and the REFCD9SE will retail for $15,000. Natural silver or black anodized front panels and handles will be available. The Special Editions are out now.
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