Audionet ART G3 CD Player

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The Mother of all CD Players

For all of you aficionados who waited for this to happen: here’s the third generation of Audionet’s famed high performance CD player. The new ART G3 (Generation 3) is nothing less than Audionet’s final statement on the perfect transmogrification of the classical compact disc. At the same time, it also represents a thoroughbred high-end D/A converter. Its marvelous sound capabilities can thus be used for all your digital systems, especially computers, via optical and electrical digital inputs.

The new ART G3 redefines the hitherto undreamt-of potential of CDs to produce a really involving and fascinating listening experience. It literally conquers unexplored sound dimensions, transforming your music into an unprecedented, wholly satisfying experience for the senses. The very best hifi critics have “built a virtual pedestal for this top-notch instrument in (their) editorial office”, as have our very own scientists for their own use at home.

Our development team has re-engineered both the housing and circuitry, subjecting every detail of the machine to stringent checks. The new ART G3 combines an innovative construction and circuitry with the insights gained from the development of the new Audionet pre- and power amplifier generation.

Our 20 years of experience at the forefront of audiophile science bring you an authentic reproduction so good almost nobody would actually suppose a cd as the source. For critical praise and acclaim, please refer to the Reference section further down on this page.

Special Features

  • Top loader with damping MDF, aluminium and granite casing construction, solid aluminium cover (10mm), run on Teflon bearings
  • Audionet “Aligned Resonance Technology”, decouples transport unit, boards and the clock generator
  • Reference CD drive VAU 1254/31LF
  • Disc stabilizer (puck) and its cylindrical receiver made of POM
  • Separate power supplies for read-out and converter unit
  • Completely DC-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path
  • Discrete, extremely fast and stable filter and output stages
  • D/A converter function with USB/SPDIF digital input and optical TosLink input
  • Audionet HighBit-Interface with 192 kHz/24 bit output
  • AES-EBU output with 96 kHz/24 bit
  • Digital outputs can be switched off
  • Professional operating concept
  • Audionet system remote control RC1

 

In- and Outputs

Analog audio outputs: 1 pair RCA line, gold-plated
2 XLR balanced, gold-plated
Digital audio outputs: 2 RCA, 600 mVs into 75 ohms, gold-plated
1 AES/EBU, 110 ohms, gold-plated
1 optical (TosLink)
Digital audio inputs:  1 USB, for USB-Audio and SPDIF
1 optical (TosLink, 32 kHz – 96 kHz/24 bit)
Remote activation: 1 Audionet-Link in, optical (TosLink)
2 Audionet-Link out, optical (TosLink)
External power supply: 5-pin input

Standards

  • CD, CD-R, CD-RW (finalized and non finalized disks)
  • Disc sizes 80 und 120 mm according to IEC 908

 

Conversion

Stereo channels: 92kHz/24 bits, Dual-Mono-DAC, Multibit-Delta-Sigma
Sampling rates: 44.1 kHz

 

Technical Data

Laser system: Semiconductor laser, 780 nm wave length
Bandwidth: 0 – 90.000 Hz (-3dB) analog 
THD + N:  typ. 100 dB; (A weighted) @ -60 dBFs
SNR: > 110 dB
Channel separation: > 130 dB @ 10 kHz
Output impedance: 33 Ohm real
Output voltage: 3.5 Veff.
Power consumption: < 1 W stand-by, max. 40 W
Mains connection: 120 or 230 V, 50…60Hz
Dimensions: width 430 mm
height 120 mm
depth 360 mm 
Weight: 22 kg

 

More information here: http://en.audionet.de/machines/art-g3/