Hybrid CD-Player
CD-S7 Front, Hybrid CD-Player from Vincent Audio in the UK CD-S7 Back, Hybrid CD-Player from Vincent Audio in the UK

The Evolution of a Success...

Based on the CD-S6, which was one of our best CD-players for almost one century, we have decided to develop this device further technically and to improve it naturally.In the design of the tube Line (just a little higher in comparison to its predecessor) the new CD-S7 is presented. In the inner structure, however the “new” one differentiates itself basically from its predecessor.Thus a Sanyo drive ensures a clean and improved scanning of your CDs. The Sanyou Chip DA11 ensures the reading of the data; the software belonging to it has been developed by us.

The PCM1796 of the trademark Burr-Brown functions as D/A-converter. The result:clear better sound with even clear better dynamics as well as improved decoder-precision (24bit, 192 kHz).

The analogous signal will be processed in a fully balanced

manner. All the 4 signal lines are provided with their own filter and own amplifier unit. This improves the sound clarity and increases the dynamic range.

The CD-S7 would not be located in the TubeLine, when no tubes would be used. Thus we now use 2 tubes of the type 12AX7 in the signaling pathway. The sound will become warmer and silkier through this; however it will not have a washed out effect or display any obscurities in the sound. No, transparency and spatiality will be clear after the first sounds.We have also took a look on the supply of power and voltage and made improvements again. A new oversized toroidal transformer always provides sufficient services, and a6Z4 tube ensures the stability in the voltage. Components of well-known manufacturers, gold-plated tube sockets and gold-plated connections round off the overall picture of the CD-S7.

Technical Specifications

  • D/A converter: 24 bit / 192 kHz,
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz -p 20 KHz +/-0.5 dBm
  • Harmonic distortion: < 0.005 %,
  • Signal-noise ratio: > 94 dB,
  • Dynamic range: > 100 dB,
  • Audio output voltage: 2.5 V,
  • Channel separation: > 90 dB
  • Inputs: 1 x 3.5 mm Jack socket (Power Control)
  • Outputs: 1 x Stereo RCA, 1 x Digital Coaxial,
  • 1 x 3.5 mm Jack socket (Power Control),
  • Tubes: 2 x 12AX7B, 1 x 6Z4,
  • Colour: black/silver,
  • Weight: 9 kg
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 132 x 356 mm