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Unico CD Primo. High Fidelity of High Pleasantness?

unico_cd_primoSo it was a pleasant weekend. Just a few folks gathered together to listen to some good music. Well not only. It’s always about listening to something in particular and test it against something else. In this case one of the guys had brought his beloved CD player – the Unico CD Primo by Unison Research.

Well I had to say that I was rather suspicious about this testing. The first thing is that this CD player has a really good looking tube output stage. Having noticed that it was clear that this fellow has nothing to do with the neutral and transparent sound. However I kept my thoughts to me and we all sat down and listened.

AES On SPDIF Interface For Audio

This one is an interesting article by AES, featuring considerations about the interface, jitter and other interesting topics.

In a correctly functioning digital audio system the only observable signal impairments should be attributable to band-limitation and an additive noise residue. Thus although the subjective sound quality of digital audio has received some criticism since the launch of the compact  disk (CD) medium 10 years ago, there can be little doubt that the theoretical performance obtainable from the 16 bit linear PCM format sampled at 44.1 kHz is superb compared to any analog source available to the customer

Is the AES/EBU / SPDIF Digital Audio Interface Flawed? – >>>LINK<<<

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