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dCS Vivaldi Transport
dCS Vivaldi Transport

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Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport

The Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport is designed to extract revelatory levels of detail from both CD and SACD and is the ultimate machine for silver disc replay. All signal processing in Vivaldi Transport is...

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The Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport is designed to extract revelatory levels of detail from both CD and SACD and is the ultimate machine for silver disc replay. All signal processing in Vivaldi Transport is proprietary to dCS.

Type   Upsampling CD/SACD Transport.
Colour   Silver or Black.
Mechanism   Dual laser CD/SACD mechanism (TEAC VRDS NEO™ VMK3).
Dimensions (WxDxH)   444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 196mm/7.8”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
Weight   23.2kg/51.1lbs.
Digital Outputs   1x Dual AES interface on 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors, outputs DSD/64 data, whether a CD or SACD is playing. A menu setting changes the format to DXD (24/352.8) when a CD is playing. 
1x AES/EBU on 3-pin male XLR connector, outputs PCM at 16 bit/44.1kS/s, whether a CD or SACD is playing. 
2x SPDIF on 1x RCA Phono and 1x BNC connectors. Each outputs PCM at 16 bit/44.1kS/s, whether a CD or SACD is playing. 
1x SDIF-2 interface on 2x BNC connectors, outputs PCM at 16 bit/44.1kS/s, whether a CD or SACD is playing.
Upsampling Rates   CD data may be upsampled to DSD/64 or DXD (24/352.8).
Word Clock I/O   Word Clock input on 1x BNC connector, accepts standard Word Clock at 44.1, 88.2 or 176.4kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels.Word Clock input on 1x BNC connector, accepts standard Word Clock at 44.1, 88.2 or 176.4kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels. 
Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. With the transport in Master mode, a TTL-compatible 44.1kHz Word Clock derived from the internal crystal oscillator is available on this output.
Clock Accuracy   Better than +/-10 ppm when shipped (not temperature compensated).
Software Updates   Updates are loaded directly from CD-R.
Local Control   dCS Premium Remote handset is supplied with Vivaldi DAC. RS232 (controlled by a third party device).
Power Supply   Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.
Power Consumption   28 Watts typical / 40 Watts maximum.

The Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport uses the TEAC Esoteric VRDS Neo™ mechanism which employs super-rigid construction and a brushless motor with heavy flywheel for stable disc rotation.

To enhance the purity of the power supply and isolate the mechanism from the electronics, the Vivaldi Transport features a completely new chassis design that has separate power circuits for the digital processing and CD/SACD mechanism sections. This gives near-silent operation.

The Vivaldi Transport features a Dual AES output that supports encrypted DSD (1-bit data at 2.822MS/s) to a dCS DAC from CD or SACD. The Vivaldi Transport also offers the option of upsampling CD data to DXD (24-bit data at 352.8kS/s) and transmitting this data over the same Dual AES interface.

SACDs are played in their native DSD format, again using the Dual AES interface. Native CD data is available from 4 PCM outputs (1x AES/EBU and 2x S/PDIF, 1x SDIF-2), as is downsampled SACD data.

Vivaldi Transport can be used with the matching Vivaldi DAC or with any suitable industry-standard DAC. The unit may be run either in Master mode or with the DAC as the system clock. Performance will be enhanced further by adding Vivaldi Clock to the system.

The dCS ‘soft’ approach to programmable logic makes it extremely easy for users to update Vivaldi Transport software, whether adding new features, installing performance upgrades or adapting to changes in digital formats.

Used as part of a complete Vivaldi digital audio playback system, Vivaldi Transport gives a performance of effortless realism each and every time.

dCS

dCS offers high-end audio products that feature world-class craftsmanship as well as leading-edge technology in order to produce music that is as close to the original recording as possible. The company has spent the past 25 years refining their range of DACs to improve the sound and make them more faithful to the original recording. 

By separating key functions of the digital playback chain they’ve shown that it is possible to create huge improvements and earning them a loyal following around the world. For this reason a normal dCS reference system can comprise four separate units that include: Up-sampling CD/SACD Transport, Digital-to-Digital Converter, Digital-to-Analogue Converter and Master Clock. 

The dCS range of products includes network bridges, DACs, master clocks, streamers, media players, CD/SACD transport and Up-samplers. View the full range below and invest in some of the most state-of-the-art and reliable systems available on the market today. Speak with our expert team today on 01865 790 879 for more information.