The DAC portion of the CD Uno is equipped with USB and Toslink inputs, which each route through the built-in ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chip and IV inverter stage featuring a Texas Instruments NE5532AD
The USB input manages signals up to 384kHz PCM and 11,2896MHz DSD. The optical input handles up-to 24bit/96kHz PCM signals.
The CD Uno’s Bluetooth functionality includes an integrated aerial. Internally, the CD mechanism is shielded by a thick metal cover, “…to avoid interference,” said the company. The audio stage uses one 12AU7//ECC82 double triode, operating in pure Class A, followed by a solid-state discrete buffer still operating in Class A for a low impedance output. The internal circuitry is designed to separate the digital portion from the analogue.
The Unico CD Uno includes a RC2 system remote with a 128 x 64 OLED screen. The screen can be switched off during use. Critical information is displayed on the screen in large fonts, and active features are displayed in smaller text. Includes three switchable filters and an option to bypass the valves with a “solid-state” output buffer.
Available in silver or black (add £100 for this premium finish). Price is £2,250.
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