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Norma REVO CDP-1 Reference CD Player

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Original price ₹ 445,990 - Original price ₹ 472,990
Original price ₹ 445,990
₹ 445,990
₹ 445,990 - ₹ 472,990
Current price ₹ 445,990
Color: Silver

For many years Norma has been researching ways to offer the highest possible quality products, including digital sources without incurring the extreme costs of high-end product performance. It is a common experience for audiophiles that the sound of digital sources is often (though not always) of low quality and inferior to the best analogue sources. It is widely believed that the reasons for this are attributable to the actual CD standard (16-bit 44.100 kHz). According to Norma’s designer Enrico Rossi, this is not completely true. He believes that a major reason is also the way which CD players are made. The Norma REVO CDP-1 CD player is the result of twenty years of Norma experience in the production of analogue audio at the highest levels. Every aspect of the design is designed to extract, respect and faithfully reproduce information that already exists on the CD. This is a CD player for the listener who wants just that, a CD player to enjoy their CD collection and nothing else. If you are looking for high quality CD replay only, then this could be the CD player for you.

Listening to a Norma REVO CDP-1BR CD player will surprise you when you hear the sound from CDs you think you already know. The initial obvious difference is that the typical harshness, or ‘brightness’ of the traditional CD digital sound is missing, but at the same time you can hear much more information and experience greater dynamic contrasts. All this happens without listening fatigue, but rather with a sense of neutrality and a surprising lack of artificiality.

Perhaps even more spectacular is the reproduction of the natural soundstage. The Norma CD Player does not re-create an artificial ‘larger than life’ sound image, but really conveys the original ambience of the place where the CD was recorded to the listener. Many people who have had the opportunity to listen to a Norma CD player have reached the conclusion that, finally, a heavy curtain has been removed between you and the music. Now it’s like being seated in the front row and finally having the whole expressive palette available! No wonder Norma has developed a very loyal group of devotees around the world.

In this period, predictions about the fate of the CD appear very similar to those made about vinyl in the mid-1980s: many, in fact, have judged this medium to be outdated and ready for definitive retirement. In reality, as happened with vinyl, the CD still maintains significant importance in the hearts of enthusiasts. For those who own a collection accumulated in years of passion, or for those who still consider the “physical” listening experience to be essential, not mediated by web platforms, the choice of Norma REVO CDP-1 turns out to be the most natural.

From an operational point of view, the CDP-1 has TEAC CD reading mechanics: this unit is expressly dedicated to reading CDs, and uses a pure CD laser pick-up, an element that differentiates it from more commercial reading units based on a derivation of DVD players.

Furthermore, it has a dynamic reading buffer lasting approximately 5 seconds: this allows the unit to read CDs even with surface defects, without necessarily resorting to data interpolation.

Features

  • TEAC CD Player Mechanics, with 5 seconds read buffer of.
  • Two PCM 24 Bit Digital to Analogue converter.
  • Digital filter x8 oversampling with user selectable filter roll-off (Sharp & Slow).
  • Proprietary I-V architecture conversion.
  • Audio analogue output stage based with full discrete devices amplifier.
  • Extreme low noise, high resolution and high speed schematic topology.
  • Wide band ( >2 MHz ).
  • Toroidal power transformer specially designed for audio applications, low dispersion flow. low mechanical noise, high permeability magnetic core with consequent low output impedance.
  • RCA and Balanced output connection.
  • Separate power supply for Digital and Analogue Output stage.
  • High filtering capacity with numerous low impedance capacitors.
  • 13 Powers supply regulators.
  • Full aluminium non-magnetic frame.
  • Remote control of all functions with NORMA remote control (Philips RC-5 Standard code).
  • Made in Italy

    Specifications

    • Connections Line RCA output, XLR Balanced
    • Outputs Voltage 3.0 V RMS (+10 dBV) RCA (at 0 dB), 6.0 V RMS (+16 dBV) XLR(at 0 dB)
    • Output Impedance 200 ohm
    • System Frequency Response 0,0 to 22KHz +/- 0,3 dB (limited from CD standard)
    • Analogue Output Filter 0,0 to 180 kHz +/- 3 dB
    • Analogue Stage Frequency Response 0,0 to 2MHz +/- 3 dB
    • Configuration Solid state
    • Oversampling DF 1706 8 x Digital Filter
    • Oversampling Filter User selectable Sharp & Slow Roll-off filter response
    • D/A Converter PCM 1704 Multibit 24 Bit D/A converter
    • I/V Conversion I/V Conversion by proprietary topology with discrete component
    • Output Stage Proprietary topology with discrete component, high linearity & low noise
    • Supply 230 V AC / 50 Hz
    • Dimensions (HxWxD) 75 x 430 x 350 mm
    • Weight 10 Kg

    Options

    • Colour Silver / Black

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    About

    Norma is based in Cremona, Italy.

    The city and its surroundings are well known all over the world for being home to great composers as Monte- verdi and Ponchielli, and to famous violin makers such as Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri and many others. As of today, more than 100 violin makers’ shops are found in the ancient roads of the city.

    In this inspiring context, where music permeates everything, for more than 20 years Norma has been involved in the study and implementation of sophistica- ted audio amplifiers, where technical skills and musical sensitivity must be merged together, in the same way the best musical instruments are made.

    The result of this endeavor is a unique sound, which represents a synthesis of parameters usually set one against each other: dynamics, speed, and absolute transparency are combined with extraordinary musica- lity and total lack of listening fatigue.

    The struggle between solid state and valves is finally overcome, as is the concept or reproduction.

    Norma brings the listener to an intimate relation with the original event.