What is stereo?

There are now two system of high fidelity, monophonic (monaural) and stereophonic. Monophonic is a system that starts from one microphone and is fed through a single high fidelity set. Stereophonic is a double system. Two separate microphones are placed at different sides of the orchestra and two different systems are used to keep the two signals or channels separated. Two separate speakers are used, placed on different sides of you room. Stereo is much like 3-D photography, two slightly different sound reach your ears giving you a new dimension in sound.

H.H. Scott '59

Audio Analogue - CD Paganini

The Paganini offers the latest and best technology to the audiophile seeking a top quality CD-player at an affordable price. Benefiting from the most recent developments in digital sound processing, the new Paganini CD player features true 96kHz/24bit D/A convertion via an Analog Devices AD1855 DAC.
This means that even the normal CD signal is effectively converted at high resolution. Responsible for this great improvement in D/A convertion is the high performance sample rate converter CS8420 by Crystal Semiconductors, up to now only used in professional studio equipment.
The sample rate converter turns the digital signal from the compact disc into a high resoution signal (also digital) which is then sent to the D/A converter with extremely low jitter, thanks to the high precision crystal oscillator used as reference.
The D/D convertion process implies the creation of true 24 bis samples: for this reason, the DAC receiving the high resolution signal always works at its best, providing the output analog stage with the best possible signal. The analog stage is designed, following the best Audio Analogue tradition, using only the finest quality components: polypropylene and Elna for Audio capacitors, high precision (1%), low noise resistors and high linearity opamps. The Paganini CD player is provided with a high performance digital output capable of driving any type of CD recorder or external D/A converter.
The CD transport and control board also represent the result of an exhaustive optimisation process. The extremely rigid support structure combines excellent mechanical performance with perfect shielding from the RF signal processed by the control board beneath the transport.
Finally, the sophisticated power supply uses a toroidal transformer, one secondary of which is totally dedicated to the analog circuits that are fully separate from the digital supplies. No less than nine regulators guarantee a perfect supply to every part of the Paganini CD player’s complex circuits. Naturally, such a wealth of advanced electronics features are matched by top class mechanical engineering.
The chassis is made of 3mm-thick sheet steel allowing perfect isolation from both mechanical and electromagnetic interference. The 1cm-thick black or silver satin aluminum fascia gives the Paganini CD player an elegant, yet robust and purposeful appearance. The VFD display ensures good readability in all types of lighting. And the IR remote control handset supplied with the Paganini CD player offers total control of all the machine`s functions.

17.52" (W) x 13" (D) x 3.5" (H)
22 Lbs
Analogue Output Level:
2 Vrms (Unbalanced)
Analogue Output Impedance:
< 10 Ohm (Unbalanced)
Digital Output Level:
5 Vpp @ 75Ohm (S/PDIF standard)
Frequency Response:
20 - 20.000 Hz (any source)
Jitter Rejection:
Total Harmonic Distorsion (THD):
<0.001% @ 1kHz
Noise Floor:
-140 dB
Channel Separation:
RL 100 dB / LR 100 dB
Nominal voltage supply:
115VAC / 230VAC 50/60Hz
Max. power consumption:
60 VA

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