Sparkler Audio S515t "ballade II" ― CD Transport (without built-in DAC)

Sparkler Audio

$ 1,499.95


Digital beyond digital.

It has a compact size with a built-in power supply, and has 3 types of digital output: coaxial (S/PDIF), optical (TOSLINK) and AES/EBU (professional standard) so that it can be used as a high-end CD transport. It is characterized by a delicate yet lively sound quality with an extremely low noise floor.

Smart Size ― Easy to wiring from rear panel.

Complex mechanism also without the need for a top-loading, can be played by simply opening the top lid and placing the CD. This compact size also includes a built-in transformer type, low-noise power supply, so you can place it anywhere.

Easy to operate ― Simply close top lid.

Simply place a CD and close the top lid to automatically prepare it for playback, preventing you from forgetting to read the necessary disc information after changing CDs. The main unit is also simple to operate, with only a power switch. The top lid also contributes to silent operation and dust prevention. Also you can remove the top lid easily to use without it.

3 Digital Output Types ― Available coaxial (S/PDIF), optical (TOSLINK) and AES/EBU

So that it can be also utilized as a high-end CD Transport has been provided 3 types of digital output, coaxial output (75 Ω, S/PDIF format), optical output (TOSLINK) and professional standard AES/EBU (AE3, AES3-1992). To avoid interference between devices due to ground loops and leakage of high-frequency noise, the coaxial output and AES/EBU output use electrostatically shielded pulse transformers, and the ground side is also completely isolated.

Fully supported on S512 ― Can also be used in conjunction with our DAC.

Our DAC model S512u "perceive" supports all 3 types of digital output. It can also be directly connected to a DAC that supports either interface. Please note that a DAC cannot be built-in due to power capacity and size.

Remote Controller ― Easy to hold, easy to operate.

Every function can be controlled by the remote controller. It is easy to hold with one hand it makes it easy to operate the buttons with just the thumb. Since it operates with two AAA batteries and further saves power, it can be used for a longer period of time.

  • Power Supply: AC100V (50Hz/60Hz): comes with an appropriate step-down transformer to adjust to local voltage of 220V~240V(50Hz) or 115V~120V(60Hz)
  • Mechanism: Top loading mechanism
  • Disc Format: CD-DA, CD-DA format CD-R/CD-RW, CD layer of SA-CD (HD layer of SA-CD, HD-CD format is not supported)
  • Digital Output 1: coaxial (S/PDIF), isolated ground, 2.5 Vp-p / 75Ω
  • Digital Output 2: optical (TOSLINK)
  • Digital Output 3: AES/EBU (AE3, AES3-1992), isolated ground, XLR connector (male, 3p), 3.6Vp-p / 110Ω (balanced)
  • 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: open/close top lid to load TOC, turn off/on LCD backlight
  • Main Unit: Size W264 × H62 × D172 mm - B5 notebook size, Weight 2.3 kg (without power cable)
  • Materials: Stainless steel, hairline finished.
  • Accessories: power cable for IEC 3 pin AC inlet, disc clamp, remote controller, userʹs manual

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