The CDP-100 joins seven other initial Delta-range intros including five power amplifiers, a preamp, and an integrated amp, in the broadest and most significant line change in ClassÃ©’s 24-yearhistory.
As the badge of its Delta-line the CDP-100 boasts a TFT color touchscreen display, integrated into its front panel, which is the hallmark of ClassÃ©’s new front-end components. The display has onlythree hard-key buttons: Standby, Menu and Load.
The CDP-100 begins with a stable, low-noise power supply and a professional-grade disc-transport/optical-pickup assembly integrated with ClassÃ©’s proprietary IMCâ„¢ (Isolated Master Clock) system; thecombination ensures virtually perfect time-base stability, for jitter-free operation according to ClassÃ©. The CDP-100 then exploits ClassÃ©’s PDXBâ„¢ Pure Differential Cross Balance digital-to-analogconverter.
The CDP-100 employs high-performance 24-bit, 352kHz digital filter with oversampling and HDCD decoding capability. Equally important, this oversampling and D/A subsystem uses a relatively mild,second-order analog filter for musical purity, breadth, and precision.
The ClassÃ© CDP-100 Compact Disc Player is available in North America at a manufacturer’s suggested price of $3,500.