ATC CDA2 Mk2 CD player-preamplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: One-box CD player with volume control and analog and digital inputs. CD player: Distortion: 1kHz, <0.0015% (–96dB); 10kHz, <0.003% (–90dB). Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.2dB. Preamplifier: Frequency response: <2Hz–280kHz, –3dB. Distortion: 1kHz, <0.0008%/102dB. Input sensitivity for 2V output: Aux inputs, 600mV; 3.5mm inputs, 400mV. Maximum output level: RCA, 9.2V RMS; XLR 18.4V RMS. Overload capacity: 13dB. Input impedance: 14k ohms. Output impedance: 10 ohms. Signal/noise: wideband, >96dB; DIN, >108dB; IEC "A," >112dB. Absolute phase, phono & XLR: 0°. Output: XLR, CMRR (100Hz–10kHz): >60dB. Digital inputs: Distortion: <0.001% at all supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384kHz. DSD frequency response: <10Hz–50kHz, –1dB. Supported DSD rates: Windows, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256; MacOS, DSD64, DSD128.
Dimensions: 17.5" (445mm) W by 3.5" (90mm) H by 13" (330mm) D. Weight: 15.4 lb (7kg).
Finish: Silver.
Serial number of unit reviewed: 0046.
Price: $4249. Approximate number of dealers: 7. Warranty: 6 years (2 years, CD transport).
Manufacturer: ATC, Loudspeaker Technology Ltd., Gypsy Lane, Aston Down, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 8HR, England, UK. Tel: (44) 1285-760561. Fax: (44) 1285-760683. Web: US distributor: Lone Mountain Audio, 7340 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89128. Tel: (702) 365-5155. Web:

ATC, Loudspeaker Technology Ltd.
US distributor: Lone Mountain Audio
7340 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 365-5155

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Pair this ATC CD/pre-amp with the new Elac Navis self-powered bookshelf or floor standers and get ready to breakdance and/or limbo-rock :-) .........

"Breakdance" ................ Irene Cara :-) ..........

"Limbo Rock" ............... Chubby Checker :-) .........

Allen Fant's picture

Very nice selections used for testing this CD player, Pre-amp combo.
A piano, by nature, is melodic and percussive. My reference disc;
Jamie Cullum - Twentysomething CD or SACD (2004) Verve.
Completely recorded in the Analog domain. Should you decide to pick it up, please post your listening impressions and thoughts.

miley8811's picture

I don't know about you but in my system, the bass on the Tony Bennett, Diana Krall recording was overtly boomy. There was simply too much reverb on the plucked bass notes so as to intrude on the vocals and obscure them in some places. I was playing the 24/ 96 download though and not the CD

Allen Fant's picture

Downloads/streams will sound slightly different (artificial) than there CD or LP counterparts.

downunderman's picture

Back in the old days CD players generally had a much greater level of functionality around track selection - ironically such functionality is less these days, although more necessary. CD's commonly have 'bonus tracks' tacked on the end and it has become increasingly difficult to find CD players that allow you to program these out of the playing selection. This player looks to be one without this functionality

wozwoz's picture

The all important question: does it play SACDs? Downloads are pretty much over as a commercial format (the one thing the review forgot to mention at the start: wiped out by streaming), and the streaming market is predominantly low-res. So, if I am interested in a hi-res player, the most important thing to me is to play hi-res SACDs. Does this player do that?