An amazing value in a CD player
We're not certain how Cambridge Audio squeezed so much performance and great sound into a player at this price, but when it sounds this good, who's asking questions? The CD10's handsome brushed aluminum faceplate is built around a sturdy, all-metal chassis equipped with top-notch hi-fi circuitry. You get a precision transport, dual-sided circuit boards for ultra-short signal paths, and a premium Wolfson digital-to-analog converter (DAC) — all geared to extract every drop of information from your CD library.
Praise for the CD10
"From the first disc to the last the CD10 went about its business without a hitch. Tonally neutral but with a slightly forward middle range, it has enough smoothness and detail to make you think you might have stolen something. Some players convey a flatness, perhaps best described as a lack of color or rhythmic energy. But this player just had an engaging liveliness that kept me focused on the music rather than the clock...the Topaz CD10 is a real standout — a potential MVP".
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, September 2010
You'll enjoy playback from a variety of discs, ranging from regular CDs to home-burned CD-Rs filled with MP3 and WMA files. The full-function remote gives you command of the basics like "play" and "stop," plus direct track access, repeat, random, and program modes from the comfort of your favorite chair. It can even control other Cambridge Audio components, including the Topaz AM10 integrated amplifier.
plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
does not support gapless playback
Wolfson Microelectronics WM8761 digital-to-analog converter
all printed circuit boards use double-sided, fully surface mounted components for ultra-short signal paths and optimum sound quality
two-pole Butterworth filter reduces AC line noise for quieter operation
brushed aluminum front panel with wrap-over lid assembly controls resonance
RCA coaxial digital output
1 pair RCA analog outputs
signal-to-noise ratio (A weighted): >95 dB
detachable power cable
weight: 9.5 lbs.
17"W x 2-15/16"H x 13-13/16"D
warranty: 1 years