The Reference Series, was the first series ever introduced by Vitus Audio, back in 2003. The initial two products were the very well reviewed and awarded battery power supplied:
RP-100 Phonostage & RL-100 Linestage
A review and award made by Roy Gregory at HiFi+ can be downloaded from our web site.
Even though the Reference Series represent our entry level products, they incorporate many specialist/custom parts. This has proven an expensive but necessary must in order to keep our highly regarded musical performance - an area in which we refuse to compromise. While the battery power supply is history, the overall goal of the Reference Series remains unchanged - setting a new standard for sound quality at the price point. A bold, but for us - a true statement.
Introducing the RCD-101
The RCD-101, is our one of our latest additions to the Reference Series.
It is a true balanced CD-player, transport & DAC, based on the technologies used in our famous RCD-100. As the Philips CDPro2LF was discontinued, we desided not to continue offering a CD-player in the Reference Series.
However shortly after we announced to our partner network, that we would discontinue the RCD-100, we received an overwhelming number of requests to find a solution, and continue offering a Reference Series CD-player.
As replacement drive, we selected to use a Sony SACD drive and completely strip it, and rebuild it, like we have always done.
The drive is heavily modified to meet our demands for precission, leaving the error correction system with less work to do. This ensures optimal working conditions for the Sample Rate Conversion and DAC.
At the same time - we carefully selected a new USB interface which supports DSD and needs no drivers. But not only that, we completely overhauled all other electronics and optimized everything possible to maximize the resulting performance.
We also added an AES/EBU (XLR) digital input and output, in addition to the RCA I/O, which offers more flexibility when used as a DAC for other digital sources - for connecting multimedia players, PC/MAC or other digital sources.
The power supply is more powerfull which results in greater dynamics and lower noise though multiple regulation stages.
Overall this new version of the RCD-100 - is just in a different league. The overall upgrades have resulted in a performance lift we did not anticipate - directly compared with our old SCD-010 - it′s a clear winner, and now offered with DSD support.
Stereo Integrated cd-player / DAC
1x USB (DSD)
1 x unbalanced (RCA)
1 x balanced (XLR) Dimensions:
180 x 435 x 380 mm (H x W x D)
Yes, remote control included
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