Our finest CD player and DAC, the 851C uses our extensive digital knowledge to become the cornerstone of your digital hub. No matter the source of your digital music, twin DACs in dual differential mode and 2nd generation Adaptive Time Filtering make the music sound as the original artist intended – extraordinary.
To make the 851C we used all our hi-fi know-how. So it has a toroidal transformer and audiophile components, and a signal path that’s been revised and tweaked for the cleanest route possible. It’s built to connect with as many sources as possible, with optical and co-axial digital in and outputs, XLR and RCA outputs, plus a USB audio input for your PC.
That the 851C is an exceptional CD player is beyond doubt. It has our high performance S3 Custom Servo for remarkable error-free data retrieval, while the twin DACs upsample data to 24-bit standard. But the 851C is also a pre-amp, so can be directly connected to a power amp or active speakers for further sonic benefits.
Built without compromise, the 851C contains our finest DAC and delivers better than CD quality sound, thanks to its upsampling technology. The disc is spun on our own audio-only transport and coupled with our S3 servo to give error-free data retrieval, while an ultra rigid metal construction ensures components are isolated and free from vibration.
We built the 851C with three selectable filters, linear, minimum and steep, that allow you to choose the type sound that you find most comfortable. Twin DACs are used in ‘dual differential’ mode, while each stereo channel processes information separately for greater accuracy. The result is that you’re closer to the original recording.
The 851C is equipped with 2nd generation Adaptive Time Filtering that upsamples everything via to 24bit/384kHz, no matter the original source. As a result, jitter is almost completely absent, and the music sounds amazing. The 851C can also be used as a pre amp, so only needs a power amp for an incredible sound experience.