Arcam Alpha 9 CD player Specifications
Arcam Alpha 9: CD player with 24-bit/96kHz DACs, HDCD capability, and remote control. Low-jitter master clock at the DAC. Analog stages use AD797 low-noise op-amps and precision passive components. Ten power-supply regulators. Outputs: two pairs analog, one S/PDIF digital (RCA). Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz. S/N ratio: >110dB. Output level (0dBFS): 2.3V. Output impedance: 50 ohms.
Dimensions: 16.75" (430mm) W by 3.33" (85mm) H by 11.33" (290mm) D. Weight: 9 lbs net.
Serial number of unit reviewed: C9PX00010.
Price: $1599 (1999); no longer available (2004). Approximate number of dealers: 90.
Manufacturer: A&R Cambridge, Denny Industrial Centre, Pembroke Ave., Waterbeach, Cambridge CB5 9PB, England, UK. Tel: (44) 1223-203203. US distributor: Audiophile Systems, Ltd., 8709 Castle Park Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46256. Tel: (888) 272-2658, (317) 849-5880. Fax: (317) 841-4107. Web: www.aslgroup.com.