Originally Posted by punk_guy182 /img/forum/go_quote.gif What is this thing?
Is that a cd player?
That picture is of the tray, drive, and pick up mechanisms only. It is literally the transport of the device, the mechanical and optical data transfer of a cd player. Most cd player manufacturers use a few 'stock' transports and build the player around it.
A pure transport is largely a box with a transport and the associated electronic guts to feed a digital out signal only, no analog (RCA). It is a basic system, but when using high quality parts can mean the best possible sourcing. The signal would be fed to a digital processor to convert it to analog for amplification then finally playback.
The sample has been in the process of building. I guess the size of the trans would be smaller than the regular cdps(think about arcam 73t or something similar). Also, a dac is coming out and both of them will be retailed around 300$.
Not sure when it'll show up but won't be too long.
A briefe intro and some specs for Philip GF8 pick up system here:
DAISy now offers the GyFalcon 8, a high end module
dedicated to CD applications. Like all our modules, it has been
meticulously tested to reach an excellent playability and
reliability. Besides, this module is especially designed for mid
to large production due to its very attractive price. Last but not
least, a DSA high level interface is available for this module.
• Extra slim loader
• Excellent reliability
• Low mechanical noise
• DSA Interface (High Level protocol)
• Extremely good playability and disc acceptance
• Compatibility with protected discs
• I2S and SPDIF signals available
• Fast average access time
• MP3 playback
• Excellent ratio quality/price
• RoHS compliant