LEAK CDT CD Transport (Silver/Walnut)
For the first time in the history of the company, the LEAK CDT offers audio enthusiasts the chance to hear their treasured silver discs through a LEAK CD Player. Not only does the CDT offer the highest available standard of sound reproduction from CD playback within this price class, it is also equipped with USB storage device playback functionality.
One of the biggest names of the mid-twentieth century British hi-fi scene, LEAK is back with its first products since the late 1970s
Founded in 1934, LEAK is one of the most important names from the early years of the British hi-fi scene, responsible for many technological ‘firsts’ throughout the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. For example, the Point One series of valve amplifiers introduced in 1945 were the first to reduce total harmonic distortion to 0.1 per cent, while its Sandwich speakers heralded true-piston cone action by sandwiching polystyrene foam between outer skins of stiff aluminium foil. Such was LEAK’s engineering excellence that its 1955 Trough-Line is still considered one of the finest FM tuners ever made.
The LEAK Stereo 130 is a wonderful ‘hub’ around which to build a versatile, high-performance audio system, however you choose to play your music – from vinyl records to digital audio via USB and Bluetooth. For the many people for whom CD remains a crucial part of their musical diet, the LEAK CDT is the Stereo 130’s ideal CD-playing companion.
The LEAK CDT is a dedicated CD transport incorporating the same slot-loading mechanism as the highly acclaimed CD players and transports made by another of LEAK’s sister-companies, Audiolab. Extremely robust and reliable, it uses a read-ahead digital buffer to reduce disc-reading failures, able to play scratched and damaged CDs that are unreadable by conventional mechanisms.
By mounting the transport in its own, electromagnetically shielded enclosure, and including a dedicated power supply, the digital signal extraction from any CD is as accurate and precise as it is possible to achieve. The master clock is controlled by a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator, enabling the digital output from both coaxial and optical sockets to exhibit vanishingly low levels of jitter (digital distortion). In addition, the coaxial output is fed from a differential line driver to ensure a flawless digital signal reaches the accompanying DAC – naturally, the 32-bit DAC section in the LEAK Stereo 130 is a superb sonic match.
As well as spinning CDs, including CD-R & CD-RW discs, the LEAK CDT features a front-mounted USB input, enabling playback from USB storage devices. FAT16 and FAT32 formatted devices are supported, and WAV, AAC, WMA and MP3 files can be played, with file navigation available via the front panel controls and remote handset.
Vintage aesthetic, contemporary features and state-of-the-art technical proficiency go hand in hand to herald a new and unique addition to the hi-fi separates scene.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: CD Transport with coaxial & optical digital outputs and USB playback
- USB Memory Device Audio Format: Supports WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA format
- USB Memory Device File System: Supports FAT12, FAT16 & FAT32 format
- Output Level: 500 +/- 50mVpp
- Output Impedance: 75ohms
- Frequency Response: -0.01dB (20Hz-20kHz,ref.1kHz)
- Sampling Frequency
- CD: 44.1kHz
- USB: 44.1kHz, 48KHz
- Digital Output Interface: 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Optical
- Standby Power Consumption: < 0.5W
- Finish: Silver/Walnut
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 326 x 145.1 x 283mm
- Weight: 6.9kg
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE