Audio Research CD-5

The audio research CD-5 plays but particularly well and with the unmistakable strong, high-volume sound signature, the fans of the American company CDs and nothing but CDs, await them.

  1. Audio Research CD-5
  2. Data sheet

There is still a big brother, the CD-7, with a tube output stage for completely insatiable. But otherwise, he finds everything research about digital playback white audio in CD-5 his 110% implementation. That he looks similar to CD-3 confusingly it’s predecessor, is quite desirable. So, you can send his old threesome to Minnesota where he soon matured returns to the Fiver. This is economically while borderline, because internally a lot has to be changed. But probably the upgrade would ordered even if it would be as expensive as a new device. It is exceptionally not saving, but a rare bond between music fans, their beloved hearing aid and its manufacturing – sacrificially takes also care of ancient devices.
“Access” at the Linn means the selection of desired music from the server library, rather is the word in the audio CD-5 more for solid research: valve on, CD, magnetic puck on it to shut up. Manual is hardly. Massive may not. The Philips drive is on an aluminium beam by the strength of a rail track, which in turn rests on a thick base plate. Stand behind the drive in the left half of the housing two transformers – AR prefers this classic rectangular mounted alternator-, next to it a whole forest of filter capacitors and voltage regulators.
The audio Board, which occupies the right half of the body, in the face of such allocation may feel like in the electric land. Main electricity consumers are here per channel continuous 18 single transistors for the symmetric power-voltage converter and output stages. They draw their analog signals of origin from the positive and negative power outputs of a Burr-Brown PCM 1792 – a more expensive, metrologically as sonically perfect offended D/A converter.
The whole transformer and output levels section of the CD-5 strongly reminiscent of DAC-7, the AUDIO in issue tested 11/08 that the D/A converter. Even there were Parallels. If there is a property of both AR devices, which remains before any other in memory, it is their enormous dynamism and the startling ease with which they build these dynamics.
If about singer Sabina Sciubba and pianist Chris Anderson claimed belonged to the times jazz standards such as “Lazy Afternoon” (“you don’t Know What Love is”, Naim CD 030), was Anderson’s piano game of more exciting, room-filling, more intense than even via the Accuphase DP-500 (5/07, 125 points). The same was true in increased Maß for David Williams’ wonderfully buoyant plucked double bass: swung the strings via CD-5 more lively, the wooden body won volume, the musicians had a larger, especially wider stage, and Sciubbas voice even more corporeal and sensual presence.
As his converter brother sounds of CD-5 significantly clearer and more powerful through its balanced outputs and provides relatively high output voltages at both outputs (see right). But even at the fair level compensation at the beginning of a piece of the AR seemed to pull away from rivals such as the Accuphase later. Without being really measurably louder, he seemed on the size scale of the music like a zoom lens to work.
That the audio research with its completely unaffected, powerfully present sound does not equal to 130 points shot up, lay solely in his darkened minimum high-frequency range. Here, the Accuphase DP-500 more resolution, that still more credible piloting the recording room helped and even more natural sound voices had brought even a grain.
Audio Research CD-5

Manufacturer Audio Research
Price €6000.00
Rating 125.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions (W x H x D) HöheTiefe 48.0 x 13.4 x 31.3 cm
Weight 12.0 kg
Formats
Playback MP3
HDCD playback
Features
Lernfähigmit display / remote control / / FB without display
Volume control
CD text display
Tube output stages
Title overview
ID3 tag display
Repetition Title, CD, A-B
Car space
Speaker size adjustable SACD
Level Setup SACD
Time correction SACD
Built-in multichannel decoder, SACD
Connections
Digital outputs i-link 0
RCA audio (stereo) 1
5.1 output (RCA)
5.1 output (XLR) available
Digital output ST
Digital inputs No
Headphone output / adjustable /
Measured values
CD output voltage (0 dB FS) 5.3 V
Output resistance 1696 ohm
Noise ratio (A-weighted) CD 114 dB
Noise ratio (A-weighted) SACD 0 dB
Error correction information layer CD 1.90 mm
Error correction surface CD 1.00 mm
Jitter CD 150 picoseconds
Power consumption standby / operating 13.0 / 13.1 W
Review
American player exploit: solid, rustic, nothing to shake
Sound CD 125
Sound SACD insufficient
Facilities satisfactory
Operation Very good
Processing outstanding
Sound judgment well over 125
tested in 5 / 09

 

Gallery

The Audio Beat

The Audio Beat

Source: www.theaudiobeat.com

The Audio Beat

The Audio Beat

Source: www.theaudiobeat.com

Audio Research CD5

Audio Research CD5

Source: www.emotionalaudio.nl

Audio Research CD-5 – Manual – Compact Disc Player

Audio Research CD-5 - Manual - Compact Disc Player

Source: www.hifiengine.com

Audio Research CD5-cd player Photo #420310

Audio Research CD5-cd player Photo #420310

Source: www.canuckaudiomart.com

Audio Research CD5

Audio Research CD5

Source: www.emotionalaudio.nl

(TO) VENDO AUDIO RESEARCH CD5

(TO) VENDO AUDIO RESEARCH CD5

Source: www.ilgazeboaudiofilo.com

Audio Research CD5 usato

Audio Research CD5 usato

Source: avmarket.it

Used Audio Research CD5 CD players for Sale

Used Audio Research CD5 CD players for Sale

Source: www.hifishark.com

唱机大选秀-上Audio Research CD5 听后感_≡ 家 电 类 ≡_Hi-Fi 音响_家电论坛

唱机大选秀-上Audio Research CD5 听后感_≡ 家 电 类 ≡_Hi-Fi 音响_家电论坛

Source: www.jdbbs.com

Audio Research CD 5 -Reference CD Player-

Audio Research CD 5 -Reference CD Player-

Source: www.youtube.com

Audio Research – nouveau lecteur CD6 – Blog

Audio Research - nouveau lecteur CD6 - Blog

Source: www.son-et-passion.com

唱机大选秀-上Audio Research CD5 听后感_≡ 家 电 类 ≡_Hi-Fi 音响_家电论坛

唱机大选秀-上Audio Research CD5 听后感_≡ 家 电 类 ≡_Hi-Fi 音响_家电论坛

Source: www.jd-bbs.com

Audio Research SP3 High Definition Stereo Control pre amp …

Audio Research SP3 High Definition Stereo Control pre amp ...

Source: www.hifiengine.com

Audio Research unveils new combined CD player and DAC …

Audio Research unveils new combined CD player and DAC ...

Source: www.whathifi.com

AUDIO RESEARCH CORPORATION – Stránky 2

AUDIO RESEARCH CORPORATION - Stránky 2

Source: www.highendforum.cz

Lector Cd Audio Research Cd6

Lector Cd Audio Research Cd6

Source: www.concertoaudio.com

Pin Teac Cd 5 Player Comes With Remote Control Excellent …

Pin Teac Cd 5 Player Comes With Remote Control Excellent ...

Source: www.picstopin.com

Neues Upgrade für Audio Research PH7

Neues Upgrade für Audio Research PH7

Source: www.i-fidelity.net

Pin Bananas-favour-long-days-research-indian-express on …

Pin Bananas-favour-long-days-research-indian-express on ...

Source: www.picstopin.com