CDA2 MK2 is the next generation integrated CD, Pre-amplifier and DAC
The CDA2 Mk2 offers an extensive list of impressive new features and improvements.
High resolution USB input capable of handling PCM data up to 384kHz and also DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 (2.8MHz, 5.6MHz 'dual' and 11.2MHz 'quad' rates)
CD Player updated with a completely new TEAC transport. This delivers faster play and seek times and much lower mechanical noise. The new transport is also less susceptible to CD errors/damage/scratches (greater error correction)
New high-resolution DAC. The new AKM chipset delivers lower noise and distortion and an optimised PCB layout brings further improvements to the convertor performance
Power Supply - additional high-performance voltage regulators have been added - for a total of 9 - and their locations on the PCB optimised. Local power supply decoupling has been further optimised from the Mk1, yielding additional improvements in performance, especially around the new DAC chipset
Additional aux analogue input via 3.5mm mini jack with high input sensitivity for improved compatibility with low output portable devices such as phones and tablets
All discrete Input and Output gain stages. There are 6 common gain blocks, two for left and right input buffering, and four to provide a "true" differential output for the left and right channels. The positive and negative drivers are arranged in parallel to ensure that the positive and negative signal delays and phase shifts are identical. The Output stages are configured as unity gain complementary compound (Sziklai) pairs, biased in class A