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Proceed CDD
2 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
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Description: Some people prefer to have two devices for compact disc recordings, one called a transport, which spins the disc, and another called a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), which converts the ones and zeros into an analog signal for amplification and playback through the speakers. Proceed, a division of Madrigal Audio Labs, offers the CDD CD transport.The CDD includes an all-aluminum tray and can accommodate up to four different digital outputs. The rear panel sports BNC and RCA SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) digital outputs, as well as an AES/EBU digital output (on an XLR jack). You also have the option of adding a Hewlett-Packard ST optical output. The CDD employs a small memory stage called a FIFO ("First In, First Out") to combat jitter (tiny flaws in timing that can result in a loss of sonic fidelity). It works by temporarily storing the digital signal before it's converted to analog and sent to the digital processor. The signal's release is determined by an isolated, custom-made crystal oscillator with better than five part-per-million accuracy, ensuring consistency in the delivery of the digital audio signal to the processor. This same crystal oscillator keeps everything running smoothly by controlling the all-digitalservo used to control the rate at which the disc spins.Another company known for its CD transports is Theta, which offers a similarly equipped machine called the Pearl.-- EM


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by njmb a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Finally found the DAC to go with it. Ofcourse the beautifull fully balanced Proceed DAP. Sound is absolutely awesome, details with HDCD are unbelievable. Again everything is extremely user friendly, DAP has even got a user definable mute and volume control if you switch inputs it lowers the volume and then raises it again!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by njmb a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I like this machine so much I bought a second one. Now that the numbnutts at HK closed shop at proceed they're not making them anymore. Sure, there's still Mark Levinson but why pay three times as much for a less reliable product? Also I think the minimalistic silver/white fascia looks timeless.

Get them while you still can!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $3000.00




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