Extreme Performance, Dedicated Red Book CD Transports.

At Audio Note we continue to extract even greater degrees of information and quality from Red Book CD.

Our in-house custom modified Philips front loading CD mechanism is designed purely to read true Red Book CD, which in our opinion is still the best possible Digital music format currently available.

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BROWSE TRANSPORTS

CDT Zero/II

The CDT-Zero/II represents our most cost effective Red Book CD Transport for the discerning music lover. For those looking for superb sound quality in a small but perfectly formed and affordable package, there is no superior choice.

CD Transports

Product details

It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfils all Audio Note (UK) Entry Level criteria.

Digital Done Right

The in-house custom modified Philips front loading CD mechanism is designed purely to read true Red Book CD, which in our opinion is still the best possible Digital music format currently available.

Make the Connection

The CDT-Zero/II is equipped with a single ended / RCA 75 Ohm digital output.

Available finishes

Fascia – Anodised Aluminium / Black Acrylic / White Acrylic

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP 3 beam laser
SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER 780nm
UNIT WEIGHT 4 kg
UNIT DIMENSIONS 120mm (h) x 300mm (w) x 220mm (d)
MAINS INPUT AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 8W
NOTE Due to Audio Note (UK)’s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

CDT One/II

The next step up the ladder in our dedicated Red Book CD Transport range, the CDT-One/II easily proves just how good silver discs can sound, when played correctly.

Audio Note CDT-One-II

Product details

Whilst the rest of the audiophile world continues it delusional and ultimately doomed love affair with the currently fashionable crop of what are claimed to be ‘high resolution’ computer sources, we at Audio Note (UK) continue to extract even greater degrees of information and quality from Red Book CD, which is still the best, currently available digital music format. ​

It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfils all Audio Note (UK) Level 1 criteria.

Digital Done Right

The in-house custom modified Philips front loading CD mechanism is designed purely to read true Red Book CD, which in our opinion is still the best possible Digital music format currently available.

Make the Connection

The CDT-One/II is equipped with both single ended / RCA 75 Ohm SPDif and balanced / XLR 110 Ohm AES / EBU, transformer coupled, digital outputs.

Available finishes

Fascia – Anodised Aluminum / Black Acrylic.

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP 3 beam laser
SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER 780nm
UNIT WEIGHT 5 kg
UNIT DIMENSIONS 142mm (h) x 300mm (w) x 428mm (d)
MAINS INPUT AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 40W
NOTE Due to Audio Note (UK)’s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

CDT Two/II

The original CDT-Two was an instant success on its launch, and its direct descendant, the current CDT-Two/II, builds and improves upon the original model’s performance.

Product details

Whilst the rest of the audiophile world continues it delusional and ultimately doomed love affair with the currently fashionable crop of what are claimed to be ‘high resolution’ computer sources, we at Audio Note (UK) continue to extract even greater degrees of information and quality from Red Book CD, which is still the best, currently available digital music format. ​

It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfils all Audio Note (UK) Level 2 criteria.

Digital Done Right

Custom modified Philips CD Pro2LF CD mechanism, power supply with 3 separate mains transformers, Audio Note (UK) AN-Vx silver cable for internal digital signal transfer, silver wired digital output transformer using thin laminated core, Audio Note (UK) Tantalum resistors and Cerafine electrolytic capacitors.

Make the Connection

The CDT-Two/II is equipped with both single ended / RCA 75 Ohm SPDif and balanced / XLR 110 Ohm AES / EBU, transformer coupled, digital outputs.

Available finishes

Fascia – Anodised Aluminum / Black Acrylic.

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP 3 beam laser
SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER 780nm
UNIT WEIGHT 7.5 kg
UNIT DIMENSIONS 142mm (h) x 300mm (w) x 428mm (d)
MAINS INPUT AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 35W
NOTE Due to Audio Note (UK)’s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

CDT Three

If you’re looking for the best possible sound quality from Red Book CD in a small, perfectly formed half width chassis, look no further than the CDT-Three.

Product details

It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfils all Audio Note (UK) Level 3 criteria.

Digital Done Right

Top loading, custom modified Philips CD Pro2LF CD mechanism, power supply with 3 separate mains transformers, Audio Note (UK) AN-Vx silver cable for internal digital signal transfer, silver wired digital output transformer using thin laminated core, Audio Note (UK) Tantalum resistors.

Make the Connection

The CDT-Three is equipped with both single ended / RCA 75 Ohm SPDif and balanced / XLR 110 Ohm AES / EBU, transformer coupled, digital outputs.

Available finishes

Fascia – Anodised Aluminum / Black Acrylic.

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP 3 beam laser
SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER 780nm
UNIT WEIGHT 7.5 kg
UNIT DIMENSIONS 142mm (h) x 300mm (w) x 428mm (d)
MAINS INPUT AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 35W
NOTE Due to Audio Note (UK)’s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

CDT Four

If you’re looking for the best possible sound quality from Red Book CD in a small, perfectly formed half width chassis, look no further than the CDT-Four.

Product details

Whilst the rest of the audiophile world continues it delusional and ultimately doomed love affair with the currently fashionable crop of what are claimed to be ‘high resolution’ computer sources, we at Audio Note (UK) continue to extract even greater degrees of information and quality from Red Book CD, which is still the best, currently available digital music format. ​

It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfils all Audio Note (UK) Level 4 criteria.

Digital Done Right

Top loading in-house custom modified Philips CD Pro2LF mechanism, choke coupled 3 transformer power supply, silver wired output transformer, Audio Note (UK) SOGON cable from CD mechanism to digital output stage.

Make the Connection

The CDT-Four is equipped with both single ended / RCA 75 Ohm SPDif and balanced / XLR 110 Ohm AES / EBU, transformer coupled, digital outputs.

Available finishes

Fascia – Anodised Aluminum / Black Acrylic

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP 3 beam laser
SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER 780nm
UNIT WEIGHT 13 kg
UNIT DIMENSIONS 142mm (h) x 445mm (w) x 428mm (d)
MAINS INPUT AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 50W
NOTE Due to Audio Note (UK)’s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

CDT Five

The CDT-Five features a valve digital output stage with valve rectified power supply, custom designed and built output transformer.

CD Transports

Product details

Whilst the rest of the audiophile world continues it delusional and ultimately doomed love affair with the currently fashionable crop of what are claimed to be ‘high resolution’ computer sources, we at Audio Note (UK) continue to extract even greater degrees of information and quality from Red Book CD, which is still the best, currently available digital music format. ​

It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfils all Audio Note (UK) Level 5 criteria. No expense had been spared in any area, and we have used the finest possible components and materials available to construct this truly outstanding, Reference class CD Transport.

Digital Done Right

Top loading in-house custom modified Philips CD Pro2LF mechanism mounted on sprung sub-chassis, providing vibration-free operation.

Valve Digital Output Stage

Valve digital output stage with valve rectified power supply, custom designed and built output transformer. All silver-wired, Black Gate capacitors everywhere, Audio Note (UK) PALLAS digital interconnect used for internal digital signal transfer.

Make the Connection

The CDT-Five is equipped as standard with 1 x single ended / RCA 75 Ohm digital output, as we find this offers the best form of connection for the valve digital output stage. However, a single unconnected balanced / XLR output socket is fitted to the chassis as standard, and this connection option can be specified by the customer at the time of ordering, if required.

Available finishes

Fascia – Anodised Aluminum / Black Acrylic.

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP 3 beam laser
SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER 780nm
UNIT WEIGHT 22 kg
UNIT DIMENSIONS 142mm (h) x 445mm (w) x 428mm (d)
MAINS INPUT AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 60W
NOTE Due to Audio Note (UK)’s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

CDT Six/Force PSU

We proudly introduce the latest in our line of extreme performance, dedicated Red Book CD Transports, the CDT-Six / Force.

Product details

Audio Note (UK) is highly critical of the digital medium as presented by compact disc; we sincerely hope that you too will find this transport breaks free from the ‘digital mould’ that we are all so accustomed to, and so opens a new window on your CD collection.

It has been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfills all Audio Note (UK) Level 6 criteria. No expense had been spared in any area, and we have used the finest possible components and materials available to construct this truly outstanding, Reference class CD Transport.

Digital Done Right

Heavy copper chassis for maximum electromagnetic and vibrational isolation.

Top loading in-house custom modified Philips CD Pro2LF mechanism featuring a heavily upgraded servo board, including a selection of Black Gate capacitors.

CD mechanism is mounted on a sprung sub-chassis based on the suspension system developed for our TT-Three analogue turntables, providing vibration-free operation.

SOOTTO cable is used between the CD mechanism and the digital output board.

Valve Digital Output Stage

Valve digital output stage with valve rectified power supply.

In-house custom designed and built silver wired output transformer.

Our own Audio Note (UK) Silver Foil capacitors and Black Gate capacitors are used extensively.

Audio Note (UK) PALLAS digital interconnect used for internal digital signal transfer.

External Power

Three separate power supplies housed in an external chassis, offering the best possible power connection for the sensitive and innovative digital system.

Valve rectified and regulated power supply with Double C-Core choke.

SOGON LX96 used for the umbilical cables between CDT-Six transport and Force PSU chassis.

Make the Connection

The CDT-Six is equipped with 1 x single ended / RCA 75 Ohm digital output.

Available finishes

Fascia – Anodised Aluminium / Black Acrylic.

Technical Specifications

OPTICAL PICK UP 3 beam laser
SEMI-CONDUCTOR LASER 780nm
VALVE COMPLEMENT
1 x ECL82
1 x 6X5G
1 x 90C1
1 x EF800
UNIT WEIGHT CDT-Six – 22 kg
Force PSU – 35.4 kg
UNIT DIMENSIONS 160mm (h) x 445mm (w) x 428mm (d) – CDT

295mm (h) x 320mm (w) x 610mm (d) – PSU

MAINS INPUT AC 100-120V / 220-240V 50/60Hz
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 60W
NOTE Due to Audio Note (UK)’s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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