Philips LHH1000 CD player Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: 16-bit, 4x-oversampling, two-box CD player with IR remote control. LHH1001 player has "Favorite Track Selection," LHH1002 D/A unit has two coaxial inputs and two optical inputs for serial digital data streams, and two digital tape loops (one optical, one coaxial), with automatic switching between 44.1kHz- and 48kHz-sampled serial data. Specifications: Frequency response: 2Hz–20kHz ±0.1dB (unbalanced outputs), 20Hz–20kHz +0.3dB, –0.6dB (balanced outputs). Output impedance: 60 ohms (unbalanced), 100 ohms (balanced), 32 ohms (headphone). Maximum output level: 2V RMS (unbalanced), 3V (balanced), 45mW into 8–1000 ohms (headphone). S/N ratio: 101dB. Channel Separation: 100dB.
Dimensions: 17.875" (455mm) W by 13.625" (345mm) D by 4.125" (103mm) H. Weight: 30.8 lbs (14kg) (LHH1001 transport and LHH1002 D/A converter), 10.125" (260mm) W by 5" (126mm) D by 1.25" (31mm) H (LHH1003/RC remote control).
Price: $4000 (1989); no longer available (2010). Approximate number of dealers: 50 (1989).
Manufacturer: Philips Consumer Electronics Company, North American Philips Corporation, One Philips Drive, P.O. Box 14810, Knoxville, TN 37914-1810. Tel: (615) 521-4316. Web:

Philips Consumer Electronics Company
One Philips Drive, P.O. Box 14810
Knoxville, TN 37914-1810
(615) 521-4316

millenium's picture

The Philips LHH1000 DAC, did not come with a TDA1541A S1 single crown chip. Philips units had the TDA1541A chip.
For some reason, Philips also claimed their model 960,a single cd player, also had this same chip.
I had the Philips 960 and called Philips about the chip. They sent me the correct chip, a TDA1541A S1 single crown, after pointing it out in a review.
I still have the review of the Lhh1000 in Stereophile,June 1989,Vol.12 No.6
I also have both the Marantz CD 12 transport/dac and the Philips Lhh1000 transport/dac. The flip down cover at the bottom of each dac, shows exactly what chip is used.

amblin's picture

Yes, for some unknown reason, under the filp down cover, it said  TDA 1541A ,but in fact the chips used in the lhh1000 dac IS the S1 version.  I recently opened the cover and checked.

And despite its age, it's still quite capable, and it is now the oldest digital product in my home and it's still working flawlessly...

Big Ear's picture

I have a Extemely Rare DAC/Transport Combo from Cambridge Audio. The DAC 3D/A Converter ( It´s NOT the normaly DAC 3 from Cambridge audio!) and the CD3M Transport The DAC uses 4 TDA1541A S1 Chips in paralell Syncron Mode.

it is  THE BEST sounding Cmbo I have heard to date. And by a wide margin.
I'm very curious which system sounds better. Has anyone experiences with it?