Shanling CD-T2000 Valve CD Player and DAC
Electronics, Audio Equipment, Valves
Shanling is well known for great sounding and exotic looking hifi and this new CD Player / DAC is no exception. Scoring 5 out of 5 in reviews already, this unit doubles as both a top-end CD player and a DAC (digital to analogue converter).
Extras like upsampling and full valve output are icing! With USB and coaxial digital inputs and 192kHz / 24bit upsampling, this unit can be the centre piece of your hifi system. With Shanling's excellent build quality this unit has already been called a battleship, but it's what's inside that counts! Featuring a full 12AU7 tube analogue output stage, separate tubes are used for both the switchable unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs.
The CD-T2000 is constructed around a high quality Sanyo HD-850 transport and it also features a Burr-Brown PCM1792 24-bit / 192kHz upsampling DAC. The performance level is reported as being close to SACD quality (Hifi Choice - see review below). It also has digital input and output via coaxial RCA sockets plus a USB input which enables music to be streamed from your computer!
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