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Recommended Components: 2018 Edition Disc Players, Transports & Media Players

SACD, DVD-A, & CD Players & Transports & Media Players
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Merging Technologies Merging+Player Multichannel-8: $13,500
Noting the enthusiasm shown by “normal” audiophiles for proprietary music players that can be controlled by a tablet or smartphone, KR hailed the appearance of the surround-sound–friendly Merging+Player Multichannel-8 from the Swiss firm Merging Technologies, whose Merging+NADAC D/A converter so impressed him (see elsewhere in Recommended Components). Indeed, the Merging+Player is essentially that very DAC plus a player in the same box, said box now enhanced with a pair of USB inputs. The user is required to supply little more than speakers, amplifiers, and a subscription to Roon, which serves the Merging+Player as user interface. The Merging+Player can handle PCM up to 24/352.8 and DSD64, and has the processing power to do so with or without EQ—although KR mused that it could benefit from more horsepower, “if only to improve the user experience.” Still, KR found the standalone Merging+Player to sound no different from his reference Roon-equipped Baetis server—high praise. He described it as “a one-box system of the highest quality.” (Vol.41 No.3 WWW)
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Audio Note CDT One/II: $3653
At the core of the front-loading CDT One/II transport is a Philips L 1210/S mechanism, the stock logic board of which is supplemented with a second board, apparently designed and built by Audio Note. The 11.7″ W by 5.7″ H by 16.2″ D steel case contains a decidedly robust power supply, and a length of Audio Note’s AN-V silver interconnect carries the signal to the CDT One/II’s outputs: a choice of S/PDIF (RCA) or AES/EBU (XLR). The combination of this transport with Audio Note’s DAC 2.1x Signature D/A converter was praised by AD as comprising a CD player almost unrivaled in “the ability to involve me in the magic of notes and rhythms.” His conclusion: “Vigorously recommended.” JA noted that the Audio Note’s error correction “is better than that required by the CD standard, but is not as good as other current transports.” (Vol.39 No.1 WWW)
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Recommended Components: 2018 Edition Turntables, Tonearms, Cartridges, etc.

Phono Cartridges

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Transfiguration Proteus D: $10,500
The Transfiguration Proteus D is identical to the well-regarded Proteus in every way but two: The Proteus D has a solid-diamond cantilever with, according to MF, a rhomboid cross-section—I think we’ve found the reason for that D—and specially designed dual dampers for its suspension. While using the Proteus D to play a recent recording by the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, MF noted “more fully developed orchestral colors” in comparison to the sound of an even more expensive cartridge; in addition, “the individual sections of the orchestra were more clearly ‘visible'” with the D—”it was like listening to a different recording.” Mikey’s verdict: “The Proteus D is the Proteus on steroids.” (Vol.41 Nos.3 & 4)

Transfiguration Proteus: $6000
For their new flagship MC cartridge, Transfiguration returned to the double-ring-magnet construction of earlier models, adding silver-wire coils with so few windings that an internal resistance of just 1 ohm is claimed. Nevertheless, output is specified as 0.2mV at 3.54cm/s (using the industry’s standard of 5cm/s, the Proteus’s output is actually closer to 0.28mV). The Proteus sports a PA-profile stylus at the end of its boron cantilever, and the moderate-compliance motor is said to perform well at a VTF of 2gm. Based on his experience with earlier Transfigurations—models known more for “getting out of the way” than for trying to make a “beautiful sound”—MF had high expectations; even so, he wasn’t prepared for what he heard: “Even before [it] had a chance to fully break in and develop, what I was hearing put it up there with the best, most musically involving cartridges I’ve heard at any price.” As for value, MF described the Proteus as “expensive, but not stupidly so,” the latter sobriquet being something he reserves for cartridges that sell for $10,000 and up. (Vol.37 No.10)

Recommended Components: 2018 Edition Digital Processors

Digital Processors

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Audio Note DAC 2.1x Signature: $4889
In common with other Audio Note D/A converters and CD players, the DAC 2.1x Signature is built around a rather old-school 18-bit Analog Devices 1865 chip, said to be hand selected. Neither oversampling nor digital filtering is used, nor does the DAC 2.1x Signature contain an analog filter; according to Audio Note, the converter’s use of a transformer as an I/V stage confers on the output signal sufficient treble rolloff. The tubed output stage is built with Audio Note’s own copper-foil-in-oil signal capacitors, and signal output is handled by Audio Note Silver interconnect cable. Digital inputs are limited to S/PDIF (RCA) and AES/EBU (XLR); a USB input is not offered. After using it with Audio Note’s own CDT One/II disc transport, AD praised the DAC 2.1x Signature for its sonic heft and substance, its analog-like momentum and flow, and, overall, a knack for “bringing out the goodness of good recordings, [although it] also had a knack for accentuating the badness of certain types of bad recordings.” While testing the DAC 2.1x Signature, JA discovered distortion products, noise, jitter, and data truncation (24 to 18 bits), leading him to describe the Audio Note as “broken.” (Vol.39 No.1 WWW)

Recommended Components: 2018 Edition Power Amps

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ATC P1: $3499
No strangers to the making of solid-state amplifiers—ATC has, for decades, specialized in building self-powered speakers for the pro and domestic markets—the British firm now sells a 150Wpc standalone power amplifier. The P1 is said to offer wide bandwidth (2Hz–400kHz) and a high damping factor (400), plus true balanced inputs alongside its unbalanced RCA jacks. (ATC recommends the former for best performance.) After spending a number of weeks with the P1, JM concluded that “the P1 did not editorialize on the music; it just delivered it.” Indeed, his time with the ATC P1 led JM to wonder if perhaps another recommendable amp was, by comparison, adding a bit of “zip” to the sound, “and that perhaps the ATC P1 was telling the story straight.” JM concluded: “I am unaware of any other amplifier built from discrete components with this level of build quality, and from a firm with a record of accomplishment similar to ATC’s, that offers so much excellent wattage at such a comparatively low price.” (Vol.37 No.10 WWW)
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