CEC Belt Drive CD Player CD 5

CEC Belt Drive CD Player CD 5
CEC Belt Drive CD Player CD 5
USB Sound System - 32bit/384kHz PCM and DSD128/5.6MHz
Music begins where words end.
Surpassing the finest - since 1954
(Ludwig van Beethoven)
CEC Belt Drive CD Player CD 5
Surpassing the finest - since 1954
CEC CD 5 Front Panel | CD Belt Drive Modus
Since CEC introduced world’s first Belt-Drive CD Transport
in 1991, a lot of music lovers have enjoyed its rich musical sound, which CEC continues to improve on. A heavier
stabilizer brings a more stable rotation of the disc and the
Belt-Drive system eliminates the affects of vibration and
electromagnetic noise caused by the motor rotation. Digital output and headphone terminal have been added for
the first time to a Belt-Drive CD Player. This maximizes the
most advanced DAC technology developed by ESS, and
the headphone output enables direct listening without amplifier and loudspeaker system.
With USB input connected to PC up to 32bit/384kHz PCM
and DSD128/5.6MHz high-resolution music sources can
be reproduced through the CD 5. Here the CD 5 works as
the high-resolution music reproduction device in addition
to an independent D/A converter for CD music.
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In order to read the signal recorded with Constant Linea
Velocity (CLV) on CD, rotation speed should be slowed
down as it goes to the outside.
Usually the spindle motor controls the variation of speed.
All CD players and transports place the spindle motor beneath the turntable for CD and the motor shaft works as
the turntable center, this is called direct-drive system.
Stable and accurate rotation requires a bigger torque of
motor itself, which inevitably creates certain vibration and
the electromagnetic noise. In CDC CD5’ Belt Drive the
spindle motor is placed independently from the center
shaft and vibration as well as electromagnetic noise effect
to the CD are thus minimized. A heavy CD stabilizer provides bigger inertia of turntable and achieves a stable and
smooth rotation of discs.
Smaller torque motor and longer distance from the motor
to the center shaft (turntable) create the ideal fundamentals
of music reproduction. By placing the turntable shaft in the
center of the top loading open space the rubber belt replacement is now done with ease on the CD5.
The conversion from digital to analog signal is performed
by the ESS Hyperstream DAC chip ES9018K2M which is
compatible up to 32-bit/384kHz signals. In addition signals
through ES9018K2M go through original full-balanced circuit to achieve dynamic and musical reproduction of music. CEC CD 5 offers two different digital filters, “FLAT”,
a standard filer with super linear frequency response to
20kHz, and “PULSE”, a ringing-free pulse-optimized filer
with a softer roll-off below 20kHz. You may select easily by
the remote control.
CEC Belt Drive CD Player CD 5
Highly regarded by music lovers
CEC CD 5 Front Panel | USB DAC Modus
SPDIF input is compatible up to 24bit/192kHz by COAXIAL and TOSLINK terminals. USB input for the connection
to PC is compatible up to PCM 32bit/384kHz and DoP
reproduction at DSD128/5.6MHz.
Notice: *Windows PC used with CD5 requires the installation of special driver. And foobar2000 (freeware application
for music reproduction) and ASIO driver should be installed
and set-up for the reproduction of DSD files at your Windows PC. These works can be performed according to the
instructions described in owner’s manual attached to CD5
without additional expense“
Both connections are available. Conventional type RCA
output, and XLR output terminal for balance connection.
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Two outputs are available: COAX and TOSLINK.
A large VFD monitor indicates input status, condition of
digital filter, and the input sampling frequency. Independent
FL display shows the condition of the performance of CDs.
Three steps may dim the brightness of display.
The ultimate task of a high-end audio component is to
breathe life into reproduced music and convey to the listener that the soul of the performer lives in each musical
In 1954, when CEC was established, the audio industry
was still in its infancy. For example, the field of drive motors
for phono turntables was as yet largely unexplored.
CEC became the first company to make turntables in
Japan, and our products were highly regarded by music
CEC was one of the leading suppliers of turntables and
CD players in the consumer field with major brand OEM
customers including Grundig, Marantz, Teac, Sony, Sanyo,
Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Alpine, Kenwood, Sharp etc
The world‘s first belt drive CD Transport was born in 1991 CEC‘s TL 1. Since then, CEC has continued to develop
and refine belt drive CD transports.
Test reports in international magazines as well as the testimony of our satisfied customers worldwide confirm thatwe
have achieved our musical objective: music reproduction
on its highest level.
CEC Belt Drive CD Player CD 5
Music reproduction on its highest level
CEC CD 5 Rear Panel | Output and Input
Spindle Drive System
Belt Drive
Digital Filter
FLAT / PULSE (switchable) (for DSD playback FLAT only)
Playable Discs
Audio CDs & Finalized CD-R/RW
Sampling Frequency
20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.1dB (CD playback)
CD Stabilizer
Diameter 70mm, weight 330g (Brass)
S/N Ratio
105dB, 1kHz/0dB
ESS ES9018K2M x 1
Cross Talk
105dB, 1kHz/0dB
Digital Output
• Coaxial x 1 0.5Vp-p/75Ω
• TOS x 1(optical): -21~-15dBm EIAJ
0.016%, 1kHz/0dB
AC230/120V, 50/60Hz (specified on rear panel)
Power Consumption
435(W) x 335(D) x 109(H)mm
approx. 9 kg (incl. CD stabilizer)
Specifications and Design are subject to change without notice.
Digital Input
Analog Output
• COAXIAL x 1: SPDIF 24bit/32 to 192kHz
• TOSLINK x 1: SPDIF 24bit/32 to 192kHz
• USB 2.0 x 1: PCM 32bit/32 to 384kHz,
DSD2.8224 to 5.6448MHz
• Balanced XLR (pin2=hot) x 1 / 4Vrms
• Unbalanced RCA x 1 / 2Vrm
• Headphones - 6.3mm x 1 - on the Front
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CEC International GmbH
Wacholderweg 16
22335 Hamburg | Germany
Fon: +49 - (0)40 - 50 60 01
Mail: [email protected]
Web: www.cec-international.com
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