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Luxman D-08u SACD CD Player with USB DAC

 

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Luxman's flagship SACD player, sitting above the D-06u model, is a good match for L-509X integrated amplifier or for Luxman pre/power amplifiers

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Luxman

Tech Specs

- Disc: 2-channel SACD, CD
- Sampling PCM: 32-384kHz (16/24/32)
- USB in (DSD): 2.82M, 5.64MHz (1bit)
- Coax/Opt in: 32-192kHz (16/20/24bit)
- Analog out: 2.5V, 300/600Ω (unb/bal)
- CD Freq: 5Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB)
- SACD Freq: 5Hz to 50kHz (+0, -3.0dB)
- USB Freq: 5Hz to 50kHz (+0, -3.0dB)
- THD: 0.0015%, 0.0011%, 0.0009% (CD/SACD/USB)
- SNR (IHF-A): 123/106/123dB (CD/SACD/USB)
- Disc drive mechanism: LxDTM
- DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1792A (monaural) x2
- Output: Fully bal/high quality IC buffer
- Power consumption: 36W, 1W (at standby)
- Dimensions (WHD): 440 x 154 x 413mm
- Weight: 22.5kg

Product Description

Luxman D-08u SACD CD Player is Luxman's new flagship high-end disc player broadening the listener's enjoyment of a wide variety of modern sound sources packed with overwhelming features and the latest technologies.

At a Glance

A highly rigid, original disk drive mechanism, LxDTM, offers stable rotation and accurate disc reading. Latest digital circuitry is designed for supreme audio quality and is able to handle digital audio encoding up to 384kHz/32 bit for PCM files and 5.64mHz for DSD files. To complement the analog circuitry, they have installed the latest version 4.0 of original ODNF which operates in a fully balanced circuit configuration. The D-08u competently handles a variety of digital signals, bringing the expressive power and clarity of digital music to the listener.

Original LxDTM Transport

The disc drive mechanism of the D-08u has a highly rigid, original design. In order to conserve space for the densely populated analogue circuitry and to achieve the optimum shortest route for audio signals, Luxman adopted a left side layout for the transport mechanism, leading to the development of LxDTM, their latest original disc drive system. A robust case covers the entire base supporting the transport mechanism and a very thick square chassis reduces the negative effects of external vibration, leading to increased accuracy when reading disc data.

Advanced digital circuitry

The D-08u is equipped with dually configured Texas Instruments PCM 1792A D/A converter chips, which achieve an ultra-high signal to noise ratio and a theoretical dynamic range of 132dB. This not only applies to CD and SACD disc formats, but also to digital audio from a Windows or Mac PC over the USB connection, supporting PCM data up to 384 kHz / 32 bit resolution and DSD data up to 5.64MHz resolution.

By using the latest Texas Instruments TAS-3152 32-bit digital signal processor chips to refine the sound quality, PCM signal up-sampling of up to 384kHz is handled effortlessly. Employing other functions of this chip, it is possible to select your preferred tone from 3 different digital filters for PCM and DSD signals. There are also 2 kinds of analogue FIR filters available via the built-in DAC chip. As a countermeasure against jitter, the USB circuit uses asynchronous communication with a dedicated DSP engine. CD and S/PDIF pathways have high precision DAIR clocks built in. Jitter is eliminated from SACD data using a dedicated jitter reduction chip. In addition, a low phase noise clock module enhances overall digital signal transmission.

ODNF4.0 balanced amp

In the analogue output circuitry, which determines the final output quality of the decoded digital signals, Luxman has employed the latest version 4.0 of Luxman's ODNF negative feedback circuit, an essential component of Luxman's modern amplifier technology, which greatly improves the distortion characteristics and signal to noise performance of this model. Furthermore, the D-08u uses filter processing outside the audible frequency range, as is necessary for digital players. This is not performed by an independent filter circuit, but by gradual band processing applied within the ODNF circuit (three 1st order filters), reproducing natural sounding audio waveforms. In addition, Luxman's traditional highly stable power supply supports each circuit with an independent regulator and large capacity blocking capacitors. These, coupled with a power supply transformer designed exclusively for audio applications, resulting in powerful and stable operation.

Variety of digital inputs

The rear panel features a USB input terminal, enabling connection to DSD and PCM sources, one coaxial terminal and two optical connections which can handle signals of up to 192kHz /24bit resolution, providing the user with ample connections for various digital sources. Luxman adopted a peel coat production technique for all of the audio circuit boards, to achieve lower circuit resistance, which can have a negative effect on sound quality. Also, the smooth curves of the non-angled circuit board trace pattern ease the flow of audio signals.

Display with zoom mode

The fluorescent display, with its dimmer function, offers excellent visibility and blends beautifully with the luxurious blasted white metallic finish of the front panel. A display zoom mode function is available for easier operation with the remote control at a distance.

Analogue output terminals

For the analogue outputs, Luxman has utilised high-performance RCA terminals made from a new copper and brass alloy, which combines the conductivity of copper and durability of brass, and high-grade Neutrik XLR terminals for balanced output connections. In order to suppress external vibration transmitted from the supporting surface and unnecessary vibration generated from within the housing itself, Luxman adopted gradation cast iron feet with a cast-in density gradient, which gradually decreases from the centre point towards the outside of the feet.

Comfortable remote operation

The supplied aluminium remote control facilitates comfortable operation from the ideal listening position. It is a slim remote, which fits easy in hand, equipped with 10 keys, offering excellent operability.

Advanced Digital Audio

In the current era of high-resolution music distribution, the PCM encoding method used for CDs is widely used as a leading streaming format. The USB input of the D-08u is fully compatible with not only PCM format, but also DSD formatted audio data which has recently gained popularity. The different nuances between these and other formats can be demonstrated dramatically, catering fully to the listener's taste in digital content.

The USB system's maximum resolution limit is 384 kHz / 32 bit for PCM data and 5.64 MHz for DSD data. A maximum resolution of 192 kHz / 24bit is available over S/PDIF. Current musical content providers mainly use encoding rates of 192kHz / 24bit for PCM files and 2.82 MHz for DSD files, but the D-08u has the ability to read and reproduce audio encoded at resolutions far exceeding these current rates. Luxman has prepared a state-of-the-art listening environment equipped to handle the future evolution of digital audio sources.

Music Playback Software

In order to play FLAC files with lossless compression format and DSD formatted files, which are becoming popular, it has been necessary to introduce compatible music playback software. Luxman has developed custom audio reproduction software, "Luxman Audio Player". By installing it from the enclosed CD, the listener can begin using it right away.

The software is fully compatible with the file formats handled by all major music streaming services, such as FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MP3, DSF and DSDIFF. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers and offers comfortable operability with a simple, summarized user interface.

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