The Vitus Dance
Is the CD dying? Judging by the flurry of new CD player and transport news at the Venetian it's hard to tell. Or maybe this show is living proof that CD has joined vinyl as a legacy format that will forever inspire technical development.
In any event, the new Vitus SCD-010 looks like a serious attempt to push the format to extremes. The player is built around a highly modified Philips CDPro-2LF drive mechanism that is surrounded in damped aluminum.
The digital conversion is handled by a DSP module from Anagram Technologies acheiving a claimed sample rate of 384KHz. The player also uses the Anagram Timelock to keep everything steady and has four internal power supplies.