Accustic Arts
Driver II
$18500
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The new DRIVE II is a CD transport of the absolute reference class and works according to the top-loader principle.
Playable formats: CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Digital inputs: 1 x S/P-DIF; coaxial
1 x S/P-DIF; TOSLINK
CD data format: WAV
Dimensions (H x W x D): 165 x 482 x 375 mm / 6.5 x 19 x 14.8 inches
Weight: 21,5 kg / 47.4 lbs

DRIVE II highlights

  • Audiophile reference CD transport in top-loader design
  • High-Class CD mechanism (CD-Pro8) with heavy die-cast metal frame and involved mechanical decoupling, embedded in a massive aluminium housing (subchassis construction principle)
  • 2 generously dimensioned and magnetically shielded toroidal core transformers of premium quality (“Made in Germany”)
  • Separate generously dimensioned power supply units for laser control, digital signal processing, display control and display heating
  • CD positioning in drive using exceptionally precise clamper, whereby the integrated magnet inside the clamper guarantees ideal pressing and smooth running
  • Extremely fine digital output stage with the following features:
    – separate transformer
    – separate extra large power supply unit with voltage stabilisation
    – output stage with extremely low jitter
  • All used components and parts are selected and of highest quality
  • Extremely stable, massive and resonance optimized housing, primarily made of 10 mm thick aluminium plates, ultra stable and acoustically damped top load cover; all chromed parts are made of massive brass
  • 2 premium quality rotary switches (“Made in Germany”) with gold-plated silver contacts
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® aluminium remote control
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® DRIVE II is “Handmade in Germany”