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SOLD - FOR SALE: Nagra CDP cd Player + power supply ACPS II + Remote control
The CDP is a compact (12.2" W by 3" H by 10" D), front-loading player with an outboard power supply that feeds it 12V DC. The brushed-aluminum chassis is almost plain; the main focus is on the front and rear panels. Up front sits what Nagra calls the "mono-block tray," which houses not only the disc drawer but the entire drive mechanism and the backlit LCD display as well. The mechanism slides in and out of the CDP on drawer rails with Swiss horological precision (there, got that out of the way). Also present on the faceplate are three really small switches: display on/off, open/close, and skip. In typical Nagra fashion, there's also a large, mechanical, rotary function switch. This has the usual icons for play, stop, and pause, plus one labeled Off and one cryptically marked "R." That stands for Remote, as I discovered when I finally read the manual in an attempt to discover why the CDP's remote control wasn't working. D'oh!
The rear panel accommodates balanced XLR and RCA analog connections, as well as coaxial S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and TosLink digital. (The outputs can be moved to the traditional Nagra side-mounted position.) The ACPS II power supply connects to the CDP via a three-pin Lemo locking connector. There's also a ground connection, linked directly to the CDP's case.
The actual transport module in the CDP's mono-block tray is a Philips CD-Pro2M, which is used stock, other than Nagra's addition of their own suspension system and locking disc weight. The electronics were all developed in-house by Nagra, starting with PLL resynchronization of the signal and low-jitter, high-precision, voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs). The resynced signal is fed to an 8x-oversampling Burr-Brown sigma-delta D/A converter and thence to Burr-Brown output devices.
The ACPS II power supply contains not only the AC transformer, but the regulator and smoothing circuits as well. It outputs 12V DC to the CDP via a ferrite-treated cable. The CDP itself has nine discrete power supplies: the digital circuits use decoupling converters, synchronized to the reference clock of the transport module, while the analog boards use additional low-noise regulators.
The program code is stored on flash EPROM and can be updated at the Nagra factory. The bits'n'bobs are all prime quality: the printed-circuit boards are multilayer, with separate power and ground planes. Capacitors are from Wima; the rotary control is from Elma.
The cd player is in Mint conditions
It works fully
It comes with ACPS II power supply + remote control
Sold with owner manual + test & measurement protocols
I've still the original packaging (but no carton box) and invoice
I can ship in worldwide in a dual safety parcel with registered track parcel
Only bank transfer money for international buyers or bank cheque if you are in France
First contact in mail
CDP player + remote control RCU II + power supply ACPS II + owner manual + test & measurement protocols