Cary Audio CD 306 SACD Professional Version

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Following the tremendous success of the 306 line of CD players, Cary Audio Design’s new CD 306 SACD Professional Version includes the latest in SACD, HDCD and CD playback technology.

It features a new servo board design with internal components tested to 105° C. 

Atkinson states, “I enormously enjoyed my time with the Cary CD 306 Professional Version. It’s on the expensive side, but for your $8000 you get a well-engineered, solidly built, superb-sounding player with close to state-of-the-art measured performance. And it has that very useful digital input, for use with a network music player. Recommended.” 

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The PMD-200 filter has now been replaced with a high quality Burr Brown filter chipset. HDCD decoding is accomplished with the absolute latest software available. Larger, multiple power transformers along with higher current regulators add up to stronger, higher current regulated power supplies. This version continues on with 8 Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips running in a true balanced parallel, extremely low jitter digital to analog converter.

The CD 306 SACD Professional Version features a new servo board design with internal components tested to 105° C. The PMD-200 filter has now been replaced with a high quality Burr Brown filter chipset. HDCD decoding is accomplished with the absolute latest software available. Larger, multiple power transformers along with higher current regulators add up to stronger, higher current regulated power supplies. The internal copper chassis along with a new vented top cover add strength, durability and incredible transport shielding to the CD 306 SACD Professional Version.

Cary Audio Design’s CD 306 SACD Professional Version CD Player is rated superb in Stereophile magazine’s November Equipment Report. The CD 306 SACD Pro is recommended by influential and respected reviewer John Atkinson, who thoroughly tests and benchmarks product capabilities. This is important because consumers turn to Stereophile to identify and buy products that best reproduce sound. One of the things that makes the CD 306 SACD Professional Version special is its Burr-Brown filter chipset. It has eight Burr-Brown 1792u DAC chips running in an extremely low-jitter, digital-to-analog converter.

The SACD recovers two-channel Data Stream Direct (DSD) data and feeds it to four Burr-Brown PDM-1792u two-channel D/A chips, four used in parallel for each channel to give dual-differential balanced operation. The CD 306 SACD Professional Version CD player has the ability to play multi-channel SACD disks as stereo down mix or to play stereo playback of SACD disks. When playing back SACD’s, the internal word clock frequency is 22.5792 MHz, rather than the usual 11.2896 MHz, which offers even greater resolution. Stereophile ran tests on an Audio Precision System One and the Miller Audio Research Jitter Analyzer. The maximum output level from balanced jacks was 5.9 V with both CD and SACD data, and it was 2.93 V from the unbalanced jacks. Both sets of outputs preserved absolute polarity. Output impedance was very low, at 198 Ohms at all frequencies, balanced, and 99 Ohms unbalanced. High, current-regulated power supplies come from large, multiple power transformers and high-current regulators. The internal copper chassis, along with a vented top cover, adds strength, durability, and incredible transport shielding.

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