CD 100/11

CD 100/11 is developed with sound performance in absolute focus. It has a solid power supply for a clean and even power feed. It uses a toroidal transformer with minimum magnetic leakage. The circuit board layout is optimized for the lowest levels of noise and crosstalk possible, and use a Clean Ground system with floating ground. The DA converter itself is of course also of great importance. After having evaluated several DACs we decided to use the AD1955 from Analog Devices, which is a well documented high performance DA-converter.

Stable construction

XTZ CD100/11 is a well designed CD player where great care has been taken in the choice of components and solutions. The chassis is built using highly stable aluminum for maximum stability and heat dissipation. It also provides very good shielding properties. For the same reason we decided to use a toroidal transformer in the over-sized power supply. The cabinet is designed to match the Class A100 D3 amplifier. The remote control is also solidly styled in aluminum. 

Connecting options
We have equipped the CD 100/!1 with several outputs to enable connecting it to a wide range of other hi-fi units. For example, on top of the usual RCA connectors there is a coaxial digital output, Toslink and a analog balanced XLR output. All connectors are gold plated high quality units to eliminate problems with oxidation and contact resistance. 

Top end performance

CD 100/11 is developed with sound performance in absolute focus. Many factors interact to reach the goal. A solid power supply is the first thing to consider. A clean and even power feed is just as important as the signal path circuitry itself. Equally important is to make sure outer and inner interference does not enter the signal path. For this reason we chose a toroidal transformer with minimum magnetic leakage. The circuit board layout is optimized for the lowest levels of noise and crosstalk possible, and use a Clean Ground system with floating ground. CD 100/11 uses a "real" analog output stage, operated in class A mode with discrete transistors and components. This is more expensive, but far superior to the more commonly used solution with a simple IC that drives the outputs. The capability to drive signal cables properly is very important. This is unique for the CD 100/11 in its price range, and similar solutions are normally not found other than in much more expensive players. The DA converter itself is of course also of great importance. After having evaluated several DACs we decided to use the AD1955 from Analog Devices, which is a well documented high performance DA-converter. External I/V conversion helps enhance performance. 

Technical Specification

Construction type:

CD Player 

Dimensions (HxBxD): 
110 x 443 x 370 mm (Including feet) 

Weight:
9 kg 

Frequency response:

20-20000 Hz (+/- 0.5dB) 

Terminals:
RCA, XLR, Coax & Toslink (The terminals are of top quality) 

Connections:

Balanced output (XLR) 

RCA output 

Digital output (Coax) 

Digital output (Toslink) 

Specifications:

Channel separation: >= 95dB @ 1kHz 

S/N ratio: >=100dB (A Weighted) 

THD+N: 0.01% (1khz) 0.01% 

DAC A/D 1955 

HDCD decoder 

Plays mp3 from DVD-R