- Linear technology applied in DAC stage, sampling frequency selected manually from 44.1kH to 88.2kH by remote.
- 4 pieces Philips TDA1543 chip working in parallel for lower output essential impedance and higher DAC precision.
- Heavier chassis, LED display, better power supply and components bring more detailed care to the sound.
- No smearing effect caused by digital filter, superb transient response without any over-shooting in sound.
Linear technology (applied to CDplayer):
-Non-oversampling, no digital filter
-J-FET/Transisters filter, no op-amp at all
-Passive I/V conversion In progression
-Short pass length, less number of parts
DAC resolution 16bit TDA1543X4
0dBFS signal output 2.35V RMS
Output Terminals Gold plated RCA unbalanced
Frequency response Less than +/- 0.5 dB deviation 20Hz-20kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio More than 100dB
Crosstalk Less than -100dB
Distortion (RCA) Less than 0.12 %
Remote Control Philips RC-5 compatible IR system 36kHz modulation frequency
Dimensions / Weight : 11cm x 45cm x 40cm (HxWxD) / 18kg
a Audio Enthusiast
Date Reviewed: January 12, 2010
This Opera Audio Orfeo CD player sound very like a high end player. The price is only $3000 and the sound is more like a x10 priced super high end unit. The cosmetic design and build quality is also very near a luxury high end unit such as Mark Levinson or Classe. The electrical design is based on the cheaper Opera Audio CD 120 Linear with a phenomenal sound quality and many top rating reviews, but Orfeo is improved design, components and build quality. The Orfeo sound so right and naturally and all instruments in the orchestra have the naturally sound and character. The superb transient response without any over-shooting in sound is a reality you immediately will expire first time you listen, and after "burn-in" its still sound more open and clear.
You can choose 44.1 or 88.2MHz sampling but the difference in sound is not very big.
I use this unit in a large high-end system with Hovland HP-200 pre, Jeff Rowland 301 power and Sonus Faber speakers.