Sparkler Audio S515 "Ballade" CD Player/Transport

Sparkler Audio


$ 1,699.95




Top loading mechanism like analog players. Newly designed 16-bit D/A Processor is built in a smart size, and finished as an integrated CD Player. The techonlogy of the analog like, rich sound thorough investigation, was to further improve the fine expressive power. So that it can be also utilized as a high-end CD Transport, two digital output types (S/PDIF, I2S) are supported. With external adapter, this CD player also can be used as DAC.

  • S515t CD Transport Common
    • Power Supply: Worldwide, depend on market (IEC 3 pin AC inlet), AC110~120V, AC220~240V (factory assembled)
    • Mechanism: Top loading mechanism
    • Disc Format: CD-DA, CD-DA format CD-R/CD-RW, CD layer of SA-CD (SA-CD, HD-CD is not supported)
    • Digital Output 1: S/PDIF (coaxial) x1 (isolated ground), 75Ω, 0.5Vpp
    • Digital Output 2: I2S (BCLK/LRCK/DATA/GND) x1, XLR connector (male)
    • Operations: by remote controller
    • Playbacks: stop, play/pause, previous/next, fast reverse/forward playback (x10), timecode (elapsed/remain, track/disc), repeat (track/disc)
    • Other Operations: turn on/off external input, LCD backlight
    • CD Drive Unit: Size W264 × H60 × D164 mm - B5 notebook size, Weight 1.8kg
    • Power Supply Unit: Size W100 × H41 × D160 mm - Postcard size, Weight 1.1kg (without power cable)
    • Materials: Stainless steel, hairline finished. Power supply unit has gray-smoke acrylic top panel.
    • Accessories: power supply unit, power cable for IEC 3 pin AC inlet, disc clamp, remote controller, userʹs manual
  • S515u CD Player with DAC
    • DAC: 16-bit non-oversampling DAC, Philips TDA1543
    • Output stage: Fully discrete BJT/JFET I/V conversion, phase correction, harmonic generator
    • Line output (voltage-mode): Unbalanced RCA pin jack max 2.0Vrms (0dB, 10kΩ load), L/R stereo x1
    • Line output (current-mode): Unbalanced RCA pin jack max 5.5mAp-p, able to connect to 0Ω devices
    • Digital Input: I2S (BCLK/LRCK/DATA/GND) x1, XLR connector (female)

CD Drive Unit:

  • Size W264×H60×D164mm
  • Weight 1.8kg

Power Supply Unit:

  • Size W100×H41×D160mm
  • Weight 1.1kg

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