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Cambridge Audio Topaz CD10

$499 $440

Brand Cambridge Audio

Our audio-obsessed boffins have poured over every detail of the Topaz CD10, so that you hear every detail in your music. If you want stunning audio reproduction, at an absolutely amazing price, accept no compromise.

The CD10 has been designed from scratch by our London-based design team, using our "Sound First" design principles to maximise audio quality and minimise cost and clutter, with no unnecessary elements and premium components throughout. The sole purpose of the CD10 is reproducing music from CD immaculately.

The player is built around a top-notch Wolfson 8761 digital-to-analogue converter found in far pricier players. And we've added other quality components, including a two-pole Butterworth filter to cut out noise smoothly, as well as ultra-short signal path board design minimising noise, to create a true music-lover's machine.

Our "Sound First" principles even apply to the casing. While most budget CD players hide a plastic case behind their metal fronts, our audio-obsessed design team insisted on an all-metal case to match the minimalist front display, minimise vibration and maximise music purity.

For a truly fully-featured CD player, theCD10 can even extract maximum quality from MP3, MP3 Pro and WMA files on CD, plus there's a digital output to connect to a standalone DAC or soundcard.

The CD10 astounds with its bravura performance, reproducing music with accuracy to rival far pricier players...

In more detail

"Sound First" design principles

By focussing solely on the things that make music sound so good that it will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and cutting extra cost and clutter, we aim to deliver the best-sounding system at this price you'll ever hear. We believe, for instance, that multi-channel surround sound codecs and Blu-ray laser capabilities in a hi-fi disc player at this price adds complexity, introduces noise and reduces the budget for key components. That's why the CD10 is a pure stereo CD player. And that means better sounding music. After all, your music is our passion.

All-metal case

Our designers chose a solidly built, all-metal case, carefully damped to minimise vibration and maximise music purity. That's rare at this budget.

Wolfson 8761 DAC

This premium-quality digital-to-analogue converter draws incredible detail out of every type of music.

2-pole Butterworth filter

This kills high frequency noise, introduced by circuitry like DACs, without cutting out any of the good stuff that you do want to hear. It's also more consistent than rival filters, so it won't make some frequencies artificially louder or introduce time delays. The result, as ever with Cambridge Audio, is better, cleaner sound.

Digital output

For recording from CD directly to digital media or even upgrading in the future by putting the signal through a standalone DAC like our DacMagic.

Ultra-short signal paths

Circuit boards and DAC stages use surface mounts on both sides, keeping signal paths as short as possible and eliminating wire links. This minimises noise or distortion introduced to the audio signal.

Multi-format

As well as audio CDs, you can play home-recorded CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM discs packed with digital music in MP3, MP3 Pro and WMA formats.

Vacuum fluorescent display

These bright, backlit displays are readable from the other side of the room.

Full remote control

Specifications

Digital to Analogue Converter Wolfson Microelectronics
WM8761
Filter 2-pole Butterworth filter
Supported disc formats: CD-DA/CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM
MP3/MP3 Pro/WMA
Frequency response (+/-0.4dB) 20Hz - 20kHz
THD @ 1Khz 0BFs <0.006%
THD @ 1Khz -10dBFs <0.01%
S/N ratio, A weighted >95dB
Crosstalk @1kHz <-98dB
Crosstalk @20kHz <-95dB
Output impedance <50 ohms="" td="">
Max. Power Consumption 15W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 80 x 430 x 305mm
Weight 4.3Kg (9.5lbs)
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