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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).


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


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.

    - 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