Following the success of its 303 line of CD players, the new Cary Audio Design CD 303T SACD Professional Version includes SACD, HDCD, and CD playback technology.
Cary Audio’s CD 303T
HDCD decoding is accomplished within the new CD 303T using the latest available software. For resolution greater than every other machine in its class, the CD 303T’s internal word clock frequency has been raised from 11.2896 MHz to 22.5792 MHz during SACD playback.
A new aluminum loader tray was modeled after the CD 306 Professional Version. Four Burr Brown 1792u digital to analog (D/A) converter chips run in balanced parallel offering a low jitter D/A converter. According to the manufacturer, the master clock jitter is below measurable levels, utilizing a digital buffer circuit. In other words, the data stream read from the disc is stored in RAM buffer circuits and then released to the D/A conversion.
The new CD 303T SACD Professional Version will up-sample a Redbook CD disc from 44.1 kHz to 96, 192, 384, 512, or 768 kHz to release all the information available from a disc library.
This is the fourth generation of the Cary Audio Design CD 303 series of CD players. It is already shipping and available for a retail price of $6,500.