NuForce CDP-8 CD player Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: CD player with remote control. Digital outputs: S/PDIF on BNC and RCA. Analog outputs: RCA (1 pair). Maximum output level: 2.7V at 1kHz. Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.3dB. Channel separation: >110dB at 1kHz. Signal/noise ratio: >100dB. THD: 0.004% at 1kHz, 0dBFS. Output impedance: 100 ohms.
Dimensions: 8.5" (220mm) W by 1.8" (45mm) H by 14" (360mm) D. Weight: 7 lbs (3.2kg).
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: 0401012.
Price: $1450. Approximate number of dealers: 29.
Manufacturer: NuForce, Inc., 382 S. Abbott Avenue, Milpatis, CA 95035. Tel: (408) 890-6840. Fax: (408) 262-6877. Web:

NuForce, Inc.
382 S. Abbott Avenue
Milpatis, CA 95035
(408) 890-6840

TakisJK's picture

... (Normally, a CD player constantly varies its speed, from 200rpm at the innermost data spiral to 500rpm at the outermost data spiral, in order to provide the DAC with a steady datastream.)...

I think this is wrong. The truth is exactly the opposite.

The first track on a cd is in the inner spiral and the last one in the outermost, so the cd spins at higher rpm on the 1st track and reduces speed as the time elapses and the laser moves away from the center.
The angular velocity is going down so that the linear velocity remains constant (at any point on the disc the laser reads, any given moment)

John Atkinson's picture
Yes, you are right TakisJK. I will amend the text accordingly. - JA
dcolak's picture

@John Atkinson: WP liked it so much because it was 2.2dB louder.

It's an old trick.