CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)

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CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)
« on: 14 Jul 2020, 02:25 pm »
The upcoming CDT•1 is a companion CD Transport allowing state of the art CD playback and ripping to files on DMC•1. It consists of a high performance slot-loading drive in a machined billet aluminum chassis. The chassis uses the same footprint as DMC, PLC, PEQ but with reduced height. Power for the drive us provided by the 5V port of DMC, audio data is through USB and clocked by the internal precision femto clocks, offering stunning performance.

The chassis design is being finished up and a few prototypes being made for testing.
In the meantime, we’ve tested many off-the-shelf drives and found this to be the best of them.
It will require a power cable and adapter (we can provide these if needed).

https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Computer/Computer+Drives/BDR-XS07S
« Last Edit: 14 Jul 2020, 04:17 pm by CIAudio »

CIAudio

Re: CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)
« Reply #1 on: 17 Jul 2020, 01:38 pm »
This will also work with adapter cable but is less user-friendly as the disc has to be snapped onto the spindle.
https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Computer/Computer+Drives/BDR-XD07S

Standard USB drives without separate power input are not compatible.

CIAudio

Re: CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)
« Reply #2 on: 27 Jul 2020, 02:58 pm »
Here is a basic rendering of the upcoming CDT-1 optical drive transport. Machined from solid billet aluminum with matching footprint/cosmetics to DMC-1, the CDT-1 adds CD playback and ripping functions with state of the art performance.

CDT uses a high-precision slot-loading drive mechanism in a heavily damped chassis. Power is provided by the rear port of DMC and data output is asynchronous USB. This data is then clocked into the DAC circuit with our precision femto clocks.
This data can be played back natively or resolution-enhanced up to 32 bits/768kHz.



« Last Edit: 3 Aug 2020, 02:24 pm by CIAudio »

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Re: CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)
« Reply #3 on: 13 Aug 2020, 04:58 pm »
I'm very intrigued by this unit!  I still have a decent collection of CDs--I missed out in the vinyl revival--and this looks like it would go nicely on my CI stack.  Power is supplied via USB from the DMC, right?

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Re: CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)
« Reply #4 on: 14 Aug 2020, 12:59 am »
Power to the CDT•1 is provided by the 5V power jack on DMC•1.
This allows the USB cable to be used only for asynchronous audio data, which is then clocked into the DAC via precision femto second oscillators.

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Re: CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)
« Reply #5 on: 18 Aug 2020, 08:58 pm »
Dusty,

Any guesses on pricing, when this will go on sale?

Michael

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Re: CDT•1 CD Transport (for use with DMC•1)
« Reply #6 on: 18 Aug 2020, 09:52 pm »
Price for CDT•1 will be $495

Not sure on a release date as the pandemic has slowed part production/delivery on just about everything. At this point, we’re shooting for November.