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The understated, sleek design of the CD14 reflects three decades of experience, resulting in an efficient, uncompromising CD player able to capture every detail of your music, and the nuance of every emotion packed into it.
The CD14’s disc loader offers accurate playback, to ensure you hear every bit of your music just as it was intended. Its isolated design also prevents vibrations creeping in, for a clear, crisp sound.
An accurate laser is just the beginning! Converting all those 1s and 0s into the rich sound of strings or a spine-tingling voice is the true test of a CD player, and the Wolfson 24-bit/192kHz Digital to Analogue Converter used in the CD14 is renowned for its lively, natural sound. Capable of handling high-resolution audio, your CDs are in great hands with the Wolfson DAC and the CD14. While a 192kHz sample rate might seem like overkill for a CD (which maxes out at 44.1kHz), that extra headroom ensures the CD14 is always ready to catch every little detail when you’re listening; plus, the high-performance design of the DAC brings a unique, rich timbre that things like resolution and sample rate simply can’t quantify.
With a convenient LCD screen, and full remote control, it’s easy to use the CD14 from the comfort of your listening chair. Using the remote’s number pad, you can even skip directly to your favourite tracks by number; much easier than hitting Fast Forward precisely 11 times! Plus, connect the CD14 to your A14 to enjoy the convenience of controlling your CD player via an iOS app!
Dimensions (W × H × D): 430 × 98 × 312mm (17" × 3.8" × 12.3")
Front Panel Height:80mm (3.15")
Power Requirements: 230v, 50hz
Power Consumption: 15w
Standby Power Consumption: <0.5w
Net Weight: 5.9kg (13lbs.)
BTU Rating: 51 BTU/H
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.002% @ 1khz
Frequency Response: 20hz - 20khz ±0.5db
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted): >118db
Dynamic Range: >99db
Digital To Analog Converters: Wolfson 24-bit/192khz
Channel Balance: ±0.5db
Channel Separation: >115db @ 10khz
In the box
CD14 cd player
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Why buy from Instant Classic?
Instant Classic is an online record and music system store from Melbourne, Australia.
We offer great upfront deals as well as Australia's first hifi subscription service. Our returns are no-fuss and we're all about treating our customers how we'd like to be treated.
We're available by email, phone, livechat, WhatsApp - whatever your flavour is. We're online during business hours of course, but we aim to get back to you pretty fast at any waking hour. Usually you'll hear back from us very quickly.
If you don't like your purchase for whatever reason within the first 50 days, we'll take it back! None of this 'product must be in brand new condition' nonsense - we want you to be happy. Just make sure it isn't damaged.
Is analogue better?
Vinyl is a cost-effective way to get into proper audio. Some experts argue it it gives a better experience than digital, with a lack of compression and a naturalness that’s hard to replicate.
Digital relies on a computerised interpretation of sound-waves. Turntables and records, however, maintain analogue integrity by translating these sound-waves into physical grooves and vibrations rather than 0s and 1s.
I liken turntables to coffee. They can be terrible or wonderful.
Rightly done, they'll produce a brilliant sound and last you a long time. But the bad ones sound gross and can damage your records.
It's all about materials and construction. A turntable is a mechanical instrument that needs to measure record grooves in a delicate way.
What to *avoid* in a turntable
This product page will run through what makes the Primary E such an ace deck for the money. But what shouldn't be inside a turntable is just as important as what is. Here's a summary of the things to avoid, and we've got more detail here.
Inbuilt speakers. This is baaaaad. They're small and tinny, so you'll be strangling whatever signal does come out of the record. But also the vibrations being inside the chassis create a feedback loop which goes back into your records.
A tonearm that's too short or made out of the wrong materials - this will interfere with the accuracy of what's embedded in the record. Small platters are bad too - they'll eventually warp your records due to the edge overhang.
Stylus and cartridge that put the wrong pressure on your records or are made out of bad materials. These will distort your sound and potentially damage your vinyl.
Cheaper motors that don't spin precisely in time. You'll hear higher or lower pitch in your music.