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Item: Audio Research Reference CD9 Player / Transport
Location: Len Wallis Audio HQ
Price: $9500
Item Condition: Excellent 2nd hand condition
Payment Method: Credit Cards, Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal, Zip Pay with up to six (6) months interest free. 
Shipping: Anywhere in Australia, POA
Extra Info: This CD9 CD Player comes to us in excellent secondhand condition and with all it's original accessories and packaging and modified Gold Edition valves.  

Tech talk: The Reference CD9 incorporates four digital inputs: Asynchronous USB 2.0HS, AES/EBU, RCA, and Toslink. All inputs handle 24 bit / 192k resolution. As you would expect, the Reference CD9 retains the Philips PRO2R transport, still the best dedicated CD mechanism available. It is simply unsurpassed for compact disc playback. The REF CD9 utilizes quad 24-bit DACs running in mono mode, with dual master oscillators; one for 44.1/88.2/176.4 sample rates, the other for 48/96/192kHz sample rates. Sample rate conversion is selectable for all inputs, allowing playback in native resolution or via upsampling, including compact disc and USB input. Additionally, there is a selectable digital filter, with either fast or slow roll-off.  The analog section is vacuum-tube, with four 6H30 dual-triodes, and there is vacuum-tube power-supply regulation featuring a 6550WE with a 6H30. - **Note: these have been upgraded to Gold Edition Tubes** The front panel has a dimmable CD display on the left side. On the right side there are three vertical rows of LEDs to indicate sampling rate, input selection, filter and power.  In addition to the digital inputs, the back panel includes Digital Outputs (AES/EBU and BNC), single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs, and a 15A IEC power connector. 

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