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This is now SOLD This is an extremely high quality CD player, with digital inputs, that has fixed and variable outputs. These retail new for £2500. There are 3 TOSLINK digital inputs, together with 2 RCA coaxial, so a whole plethora of components can be accomodated. I've been using the DAC with my Bluesound Vault and it really transforms the sound - taking Tidal to a very high quality source. Asynchronous USB is also available. I suspect that this would make a very good stand alone CD transport. Analogue outputs on balanced and single ended. Fixed or variable. Digital out on Toslink, RCA, BNC and AES/EBU The CD section is absolutely top class. Quad have really made the transport and drawer mechanism something really special. The drive is to all intents and purposed silent when in operation. From the manufacurer's web site: "The Platinum DMP (Digital Media Player) incorporates a high-quality CD transport constructed from die-cast aluminium and ABS compound, its CD tray supported by high-grade steel rods running through sintered bronze bearings. This construction reduces noise and vibration through critical damping of the mechanical components, allowing the laser to read the disc with unerring accuracy. From the CD mechanism, data is passed to twin Cirrus Logic 24-bit/192kHz Delta-Sigma D/A converters. This DAC configuration utilises the D/A converters in double differential mode with a dedicated D/A converter to each channel for optimum stereo performance. In addition to CD, the DAC circuit can handle audio data from external digital music sources, converting data of up to 24bit/192kHz with minimum jitter and maximum accuracy." Specifications: DAC Crystal CS4398I/V conversion24-bit/192kHz delta sigmaOutput VoltageRCA unbalanced (fixed/variable) 2.42V / 0-4.1V XLR Balanced (fixed /variable) 2.44V / 0-4.1VOutput Impedance100 OhmsFrequency Response20Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)Total Harmonic Distortion>-100dB (24 bits) >-94dB (16bits)S/N ratio>104dBDigital inputs3 SPDIF (RCA) 3 optical (Toslink) 1 USB with asynchronous data processingDigital outputs1 optical (Toslink) 1 BNC 1 RCA 1 AES/EBUAnalogue output1 x RCA 2 x XLRDimensions (W x H x D)380 x 160 x 400mm This really is an excellent player/DAC. Far in front of the CDP2, Elie, etc, IMO. The DAC section alone is excellent value. This is in perfect working order and very good physical condition. I bought it ex display from an authorised UK dealer. in August of this year I can provide a copy of the purchase receipt if required. I've registered it with Quad, but don't know if the warranty is transferable (often it's not). It comes with original box, packaging and substantial remote control. It comes from a smoke and pet free home and from a very careful owner who looks after his kit One sold on ebay recently for over £1,100. My price is £895, plus £25 UK carriage