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Advance Acoustic MCD203 MkII  CD-player

Advance Acoustic MCD203 Mk2 CD-player - inside

MCD-203 Mk.II hybrid audiophile CD-player

High Definition hybrid CD-player with analog tube stage (2 x 12AX7).
Balanced (XLR) plus unbalanced RCA outputs.
 
This MCD-203 Mark 2 version comprises further improvements in the following aspects:
- a heavier CD transport,
- the D/A converter by Analog Devices is further improved and now reaches a fine resolution of 24 bits / 192 kHz.
- also the analog endstage is more refined now.
- the design was adapted to our new MAA-705 mono power amps and MPP-505 preamplifier.

Our aim was to develop a player which delivers unsurpassed sound quality.
Developing the MCD-203, our absolute priorities were:
1) a high quality deck mechanism
2) the last generation D/A Converter
3) a tube stage
4) a generous power supply
Musical nuances are revealed with high precision, the DAC 24bit / 192 kHz D/A converter combined with the tube interface ensures an extremely wide dynamic range and low distortion.This player also features balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (cinch / RCA) outputs.
The already outstanding sound reproduction of this CD-player can be improved even further (more details below).

SPECIFICATION:

D/A Converter 24 bits x 192 kHz by Analog devices
HDCD compatibility. Also reads CD-R, CD-RW, WMA & MP3.
Frequency response : 10 Hz - 50 kHz ( +/- 2 dB )
Distortion : <= 0,01 % at 1 kHz
Output impedance : 1 kOhm
Output level : 2 V
Analog outputs : 2 x RCA, 2 x XLR balanced
Digital outputs : optical and coaxial
Dimensions (L x D x H): 44 cm x 43 cm x 11 cm
Weight : 10 kg
Analog amplifying stage with two 12AX7 electron tubes
Infrared remote control with a full aluminium body
Available in black/silver finish
Official Dutch guarantee: 2 years.


Advance Acoustic MCD-203 Remote Control

Its remote control is designed with good taste, made from solid die-cast aluminium

Advance Acoustic MCD-203 MkII CD-Player

MODIFICATIONS / UPGRADING:

Holland Link proposes the following improvements to this fine CD-player:

  1. we exchange the standard electron tubes with balanced and matched types, fitted with a special filament design.
  2. we install anti-ringing rings around these tubes, to avoid microphony or "ringing" (see picture below).
  3. we put damping foam at strategic locations inside the cover, again to minimise vibrations from outside.

    Note:
    - this CD-player with the above Holland Link improvements still carries the full 2 year warranty.
    -  Holland Link offers these modifications at no extra charge, unless otherwise agreed.

Advance Acoustic MCD-203 II tubes upgrading