Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

Berlin, Germany | 2022SCIENTIST SERIES – ULTRA MACHINE PLANCK2

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The machine:

PLANCK2 is Audionet’s final statement re. the classical compact disc. No other machine on the market plays with such utmost precision, formidable ease and deep-rooted musicality. PLANCK2 even surpasses our worldwide successes VIP and ART.

Want to hear the music breathe? Here’s the best available lung on this planet:

The body construction completely made of non-ferro­magnetic materials combined with a massive slate board optimizes the resonance charac­teristics of PLANCK2. The new design with non-visible fixation screws and with a massive and solid aluminium cover pleases both eyes and ears alike.

Converting from digital to analog, newly developed discrete output modules with extremely fast, wide-band high-performance class A output drivers ensure the perfect sonic experience. The current-voltage converter comprises absolutely temperature stable and sonically neutral high-precision resistors.

Our high-precision clock generator eliminates the infamous jitter: PLANCK2 gets all music data at the right time and with its correct value. And the internal frequency compen­sation equipped with custom made mica capacitors of highest grade guarantees absolute precision in the analog domain.

Also, we gave the digital input section a completely new design. PLANCK2 uses the same outstanding USB Audio 2.0 technology as Audionet’s famous DNx machines:

  • USB Audio 2.0 support up to 192 kHz / 24 bits.
  • Asynchronous data connection and re-clocking ensuring a clean digital music signal.
  • The USB Audio circuitry is completely galvanically isolated from the rest of the PLANCK2.   Therefore no harmful reactions apply from the PC and its “dirty” power supply.
  • Separate and user-selectable electrical and optical digital inputs (SPDIF) – also using DNx technology and up to 192 kHz / 24 bit for enhanced playback of other digital sources.

In short: In PLANCK2 we tuned all relevant parts with scientific meticulousness and musical passion to achieve the ultimately possible sonic quantum leap. Including two separate DACs, one for each channel and carbon fibre turntable.

Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

The science:

Special features PLANCK2

Top loader, decoupling aluminium and slate body construction.

Massive aluminium body, resonance-optimized fixation with invisible screws and Teflon bedded massive disc drawer cover made of 10 mm aluminium.

Additional decoupling of the drive unit, PCBs and high precision clock generator by Audionet Aligned Resonance Technology.

Reference drive unit CD-PRO 8 on HQ aluminum chassis with carbon fibre turntable and cover.

Adaptive high precision puck and puck mounting made of POM, toroid Neodym magnet.

Completely separated power supplies for pickup and converter unit, digital and analog section.

Completely DC-coupled, no capacitor in the signal path.

Newly developed discrete output modules with extremely fast, wide-band high-performance Class A output drivers.

Current-Voltage converter with absolutely temperature stable and sound neutral high-precision resistors and with custom made mica capacitors of highest grade for internal frequency compensation.

D/A converter function with separate and user-selectable digital inputs: SPDIF electrical (Cinch) and optical (Toslink) as well as USB Audio 2.0 (USB type B socket).

All digital inputs up to 192 kHz / 24 bit.

Digital outputs SPDIF (electrical and optical) and AES/EBU output 44.1 KHz / 16 bit (for CD).

Disengageable digital outputs.

Remote power on/off via Audionet Link (optical cable).

Professional concept of operations.

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Rhodium fuse.

Dedicated WATT/PLANCK Audionet metal remote control in matching color.

Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

 

Features

Function

Reference Compact Disc Player.
D/A converter for audio data via USB by a computer or via SPDIF.

Special Features

Dedicated WATT/PLANCK Audionet metal remote control in matching color (included).

D/A converter with USB Audio 2.0 / SPDIF digital input (electrical & optical).

Toploader, aluminium and slate casing.

Massive disc drawer cover made of 10 mm aluminium, Teflon-bedded.

Decoupling of the transport unit by Audionet Aligned Resonance technology.

Special stabilizer made of POM.

Separate power supplies for digital and analog sections.

Audionet Intelligent Sampling technology.

Discrete, extremely fast and stable filter and output stages.

Fully DC coupled, no capacitors in the signal path.

Disengageable digital outputs.

Capable of de-emphasis processing.

Optional external power supply Audionet AMPERE for the analog section.

Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

In- and Outputs

Digital audio inputs: 1 USB Type B socket, USB Audio 2.0
1 RCA, electrical digital (SPDIF)
1 TosLink, optical digital (SPDIF)
(all digital audio inputs up to 192 kHz / 24 bit)
Analog audio outputs: 1 pair RCA analog (Furutech), gold plated, teflon insulated
1 pair XLR analog, gold plated
Digital audio outputs: 2 RCA digital (SPDIF), gold plated, 600 mVss in 75 Ω
1 AES/EBU digital, 110 Ω, gold plated
1 SPDIF optical digital (TosLink)
(All digital outputs disengageable!)
Remote activation: 1 Audionet Link, optical (TosLink)
2 Audionet Link, optical (TosLink)
External power supply AMPERE: 5-pin input
Mains: IEC male power insert connector with Rhodium fuse

Laser system

Modified and customized CD-Pro 8 mechanism, HQ semiconductor laser by SANYO SF-HD850 OPU, 780 nm wave length.

Norms

CD / CD-R / CD-RW (finalized and non finalized discs).

Disc sizes 80 and 120 mm, IEC 908 conform.

Converter

Stereo channels: 192 kHz / 24 bit,
Dual-Mono-DAC,
Multibit-Delta-Sigma method
Sample rate: 44.1 kHz

Technical Data

Audio bandwidth: 0 – 75,000 Hz (-3 dB) (reconstruction filter)
THD + N: < -109 dB (A-weighted) @ -6 dBFS
SNR: > 111 dB
Channel separation: > 134 dB @ 10 kHz
Output impedance analog: 33 Ω real
Output level analog: 3.5 VRMS
Power consumption: < 1 W Stand by, max. 40 W
Mains: 220..240 V or 110..120 V, 50..60 Hz
Dimensions: Width 430 mm
Height 120 mm
Depth 370 mm
Weight: 23 kg

Finish

Color choices:

Ultra: C-32 (light bronze) with white display
 
Classic: Silver with blue display
Silver with red display
Black with blue display
Black with red display

The WATT/PLANCK Audionet metal remote control is included in the matching color.

Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

Materials

Front: Brushed aluminium, 12 mm, anodised, text & symbols engraved
Top/cover: Brushed aluminium, 20 mm, anodised
Disc drawer: Brushed aluminium, 10 mm, anodised
Chassis: Slate, aluminium, anodised, text printed

Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

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