Masterclass PDT-4F Compact Disc Player (no longer available)
The PDT-4F is designed to compliment both the Masterclass and Sapphire series of amplifiers. Utilising a high speed transport mechanism and on board memory, the PDT-4F is a technically advanced CD player. To reduce jitter and control errors during play back there is a dedicated transceiver circuit, this re-formats data prior to the digital to analogue converter.
A unique conversion method is employed without oversampling or filtering in the digital domain, instead we chose an analogue filter resulting in very wide bandwidth capability.
The architecture may be similar to the Fusion 21 but the PDT-4F uses twin DAC’s and precision instrumentation amplifiers in the analogue frontend which eliminate the need for input impedance matching. This forms the basis of a very high quality balanced output which is not available on the Fusion 21. The twin DAC configuration reduces noise, improves dynamic range and increases current output.
Inputs One digital up to 24bit 96k
Outputs One line level output, one balanced output, one digital
Front Panel Controls Standby, next, play, load
Remote control Direct track access, repeat, store, random, play
pause, stop, load, previous, next and search
Display Track, repeat, store, random, play, pause, previous, next
search, track time and CD length
CD Compartment Accepts both 12cm and 8cm CD and CDR discs
Output 1.95 Volts
Frequency Response +/-0.5dB 20Hz-20kHz
Signal to Noise >90dB
Gross Weight (packed) 9kgs
Dimensions 110 x 430 x 330mm (hwd)
J E Sugden & Co Ltd, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire. www.sugdenaudio.com
The manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice.