PrimaLuna - Prologue Premium - CD Player
The ProLogue Premium CD Player comes equipped with: True Dual Mono design using two 12AU7 dual-triode tubes and one 5AR4 rectifier tube per channel. While it is fine to use a single tube as a buffer and claim your CD player is "tube", it can't be compared to the PrimaLuna design and what it does for the music. Vacuum tube rectified power supply adapted from the award-winning ProLogue Three preamp that incorporates eleven separate power supply regulation circuits. Tube rectification is synonymous with organic sound, especially with CD players being know as sounding like "a computer." State-of-the-art Burr Brown SRC4192 24 bit/192kHz upsampling circuit and Burr Brown PCM1792 DACs. Two SuperTube Clocks™. An ultra-low jitter clocking device that replaces the solid-state oscillator with a vacuum tube. Yields incredible detail retrieval and dynamics throughout the entire audio spectrum. Why use two? The addition of the second clock further reduces jitter, resulting in greater detail and resolution. Highest quality USB digital input allows using your computer for storage and playback of your music with all the benefits of features like playlists and easier access to your whole music library. Rather than just add in a USB input as an afterthought, PrimaLuna engineers searched endlessly looking for the best-sounding USB interface we could find. We found the hiFace, made by M2Tech in Italy. This USB input converts the jitter-filled USB digital signal to S/PDIF, dramatically improving the digital signal quality before it even gets to the SuperTube Clocks. This USB input is a true high-resolution digital input, so you can play back your high resolution digital files, up to 24-bit/192kHz. Premium parts including polypropylene coupling caps, triple pi power supply filters, custom designed isolation transformers which separate the analogue and digital devices, Resulting in decreased signal degradation and improved sonics from top to bottom. Many CD players weigh in at five kilos or less. The ProLogue Premium tips the scales at 15 kilos! Beautiful heavy-gauge anodised brushed aluminium remote control. Controls all important CD operations and will even control functions on the DiaLogue components. Comes with rubber rings on both ends to protect furniture. New power transformers. Heavy-duty, dual-mono, power transformers increase control and detail. PTP-circuit. If the power transformer should overheat, this innovative "Power Transformer Protection" circuit cuts primary power, allows the preamp to cool down, then resets itself. Chassis made of finely finished heavy gauge steel, and five step automotive quality finish. Each coat hand rubbed and polished. Removable tube cage included no charge. Conservative design runs tubes easy for long life.