Audio Research Reference CD9 CD player/DAC Specifications

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Description: Top-loading, remote-control, tubed CD player with optional upsampling, two digital reconstruction filters, and digital inputs/outputs. Tube complement: four 6H30 dual triodes (analog stage), one 6H30 and one 6550C (power regulation). Digital inputs: S/PDIF (TosLink, BNC, RCA), AES/EBU (XLR), and USB. Bit depths handled: 16 and 24 bits. Sample rates handled: 44.1, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz. Digital outputs: BNC, AES/EBU. Analog outputs: single-ended (RCA), balanced (XLR). Frequency responses: 3Hz–96kHz, +0/–3dB; 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.15dB. Signal/noise: 110dB. THD: <0.003% at 2V RMS, balanced output. Output impedance: 660 ohms balanced, 330 ohms single-ended. Recommended minimum load: 20k ohms with 2000pF maximum capacitance. Channel separation: 107dB at 1kHz. Power consumption: 120W maximum, 1W in sleep mode.
Dimensions: 19" (480mm) W by 5.25" (134mm) H by 15.375" (390mm) D. Front handles add 1.5" (38mm) to depth. Weight: 33 lbs (15kg) net, 43 lbs (19.5kg) shipping.
Serial number of unit reviewed: 63006901.
Price: $12,999. Approximate number of dealers: 55. Warranty: 3 years; 90 days on tubes.
Manufacturer: Audio Research Corp., 3900 Annapolis Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447-5447. Tel: (763) 577-9700. Fax: (763) 577-0323. Web:

Audio Research Corp.
3900 Annapolis Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55447-5447
(763) 577-9700
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