Accustic Arts

Nok en spennende produsent av high-end komponenter med base i Lauffen am Neckar, Tyskland:

«5 years in the development – The knowledge gained from co-operation with external developers and audio experts, innumerable tests and listening trials, and material and component tests all contributed to the products right up to the first presentation of the ACCUSTIC ARTS units. Experience gathered from more than 10 years of professional music production was bundled together in 1996 with the founding of SAE – Schunk Audio Engineering GmbH & Co. KG. The business activities firstly concerned the area of professional recording. To meet the high standards for acoustic requirements in recording studios, SAE developed and produced its own near field monitors».

Fra produsentens mangfoldige katalog har Nordic Sound Design konsentrert seg om følgende produkter:

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PLAYER ES CD-SPILLER OG D/A-KONVERTER

  • Premium CD player and high quality D/A converter in one unit
  • High precision 24 bit/192 kHz upsampling technology
  • High end tray loading CD drive mechanism (vibration de-coupled), which has exclusively been designed for audio applications
  • Damped, high quality drawer made of aluminium-ABS-compound guided with two metal bearings
  • Separate D/A conversion function with 2 digital inputs: 1 x coaxial (RCA) and 1 x USB 2.0
  • Easy playback of different audio formats (WAV, FLAC, MP3 etc.) from PC or laptop via USB interface («Plug and Play»)
  • 4 separate, generously dimensioned power supply units for laser control, digital signal processing, display control and D/A converter section
  • Very high power supply capacity (more than 70,000 µF in total)
  • Spatial separation of analog and digital section within the D/A converter for best possible signal-to-noise ratio
  • Resonance minimising metal housing
  • Front panel made of finely brushed aluminium; tray cover made of massive and chromed brass
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CD PLAYER I MKII CD-SPILLER

  • 24 Bit/192 kHz Upsampling CD-Player in top-loader design
  • CD positioning in drive using exceptionally precise puck, whereby the integrated magnet inside the puck guarantees perfect pressing and smooth running
  • CDM Pro 2 drive module with cast metal frame and involved mechanical decoupling
  • Generously dimensioned magnetically shielded toroidal core 100 VA transformer
  • 5 separate generously dimensioned power supply units for laser control, digital signal processing, display control, display heating and D/A converter section; very high capacity (35,000 μF); Panasonic capacitor of high quality; ultra-fast diodes
  • Integrated, extremely fine D/A converter section with following features:
    – 24 bit/192 kHz multi-bit D/A converter
    – extremely fine analog output stage with only 12 dB Butterworth-Filter
    – generously dimensioned buffer section
    – selected filter capacitors and metal film resistors
    – digital filter with 8-times oversampling
  • Extremely fine digital output stage with extra large power supply unit and voltage stabilisation; jitter minimising digital output stage
  • Balanced analog output (XLR) with Neutrik®-sockets
  • Unbalanced analog output (RCA) with WBT®-sockets
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs with HF-transformers
  • Resonance minimising aluminium housing
  • Shielded separate compartment in housing inside area for drive mechanism, mains power components, digital signal processing, display control and D/A converter section
  • Drawer with indirect blue lighting
  • Standby function
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TUBE DAC II MK 2

  • Audiophile reference D/A-converter with a so called «tube hybrid» concept
  • Special and unique 2 x 32 Bit / 192 kHz technology with simultaneous digital signal processing, separately for right and left channel
  • 7 digital inputs:
    – 3 inputs (2 x COAX, 1 x TOSLINK) optimized for HD playback up to 192 kHz
    – 1 USB input optimized up to 96 kHz
    – 3 inputs (XLR, COAX, BNC) optimized for lower frequencies up to 48 kHz
  • Extremely elaborate digital signal processing supported by an unique 32 bit Microcomputer
  • The 32 bit Microcomputer contains e.g.:
    – High precision crystal oscillator
    – 32 bit digital filter (including «de-emphasis» technology)
    – 26 parallel working multiplier processors
  • Advantages of this «tube hybrid» technology:
    – very high impedance
    – very high bandwidth
    – very low distortion factors and a perfect distortion spectrum
    – «analog» and sound performance of outstanding precision
  • Easy exchange of tubes without any adjustments («plug and play»)
  • Professional Class A output stage using technology derived from studio engineering
  • All used components are of outstanding quality (e.g. 10 pcs Burr Brown® OPA 627) and additionally selected
  • 2 premium quality rotary switches with gold-plated silver contacts
  • 2 magnetically shielded, encapsulated toroidal core transformers («Made in Germany») of premium quality for high output reserves
  • Very high power supply capacity (approx. 84,000 µF totally)
  • Extremely stable and resonance optimized housing, primarily made of massive aluminium plates. Turning knobs made of massive and chromed brass
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POWER ES INTEGRATED STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER

  • Audiophile integrated stereo power amplifier with high output performance
  • 4 selected MOS-FET output transistors of highest quality
  • 330 VA toroidal core transformer of premium quality for high output reserves; separate windings for preamp section, for power amp section and for right and left channel
  • Very good smoothing thanks to more than 50,000 µF power supply capacity
  • High damping factor for perfect speaker control
  • Integrated protective circuit switches ascents off when clipping, HF oscillations or too high DC offset occurs
  • Constant low operating temperature due to generously dimensioned heat sink
  • 4 x unbalanced high level inputs (RCA)
  • 1 x unbalanced input (RCA) configured as «SURROUND-BYPASS»
  • Premium quality relays and premium quality rotary switch with gold-plated silver contacts for the input selection
  • Encapsulated high grade volume potentiometer including remote-control
  • Full metal housing for optimum shielding
  • Front panel made of brushed aluminium; turning knobs made of massive and chromed brass
  • Optional high quality phono stage (MC/MM); RIAA precision: +/- 0,15 dB
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AMP I MK II

  • Audiophile stereo power amplifier with high output performance; also suitable for less efficient, impedance critical and low ohm loudspeaker systems up to 2 Ω
  • 8 selected MOS-FET output transistors of highest quality
  • Magnetically shielded and encapsulated 600 VA toroidal core transformer for high output reserves; separate windings for right and left channel
  • Very good smoothing thanks to more than 80.000 µF power supply capacity; Premium quality capacitors
  • High damping factor for perfect speaker control
  • Integrated protective circuit switches ascents off when clipping, HF oscillations or too high DC offset occurs
  • Constant low operating temperature due to generously dimensioned heat sink integrated in housing
  • Balanced input (XLR) and unbalanced input (RCA) – the inputs are switchable
  • Very high quality, gold-plated speaker terminals
  • Full metal housing for optimum shielding
  • Also perfect for Super-Audio CD® (SACD)
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