France | 2020 – 3rd GENERATION OF “LE PLAYER” BY METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE
Started in 2015, the original story of Le Player series continues in 2020 with a third generation of devices. The first model of Le Player 3 is a fabulous CD transport, intended for the most demanding audiophiles when it comes to listen to compact discs in the best conditions.
Member of the Classica range by Métronome, Le Player 3 was designed to meet new requirements from audiophiles now mostly using streaming, but still needing to listen to their old CDs, especially when a specific edition or recording can’t be easily found on streaming platforms. With this high-end CD Transport, and knowing everyone prefers their own DAC, the music lovers now have the option to listen to CDs with a top sound reproduction quality, without necessity to go through the D/A converter of an integrated CD player.
Le Player 3 integrates an easy up-sampling option, allowing to change the frequency rate from the 44.1 kHz of CD up to DSD 128. For frequencies over 192 kHz, the signal will be transmitted through the I2S HDMI digital output.
“Our Classica entry range was missing a pure Transport, which was widely requested by our customers. So my design goal was to give much more added value than a simple digital output on an existing device. Le Player 3 electronics are thus completely new and have been specifically designed for a CD Transport.”
Jean Marie Clauzel, Owner and Designer
Signals accepted PCM
44.1 to 384 kHz and DSD64 1 x S/PDIF RCA connector
1 x AES/EBU XLR connector 1 x Optical Toslink connector 1 x HDMI (I2S)
MAIN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF LE PLAYER 3
Power supply :
3 toroidal transformers with independent regulation lines Voltage:
100 VAC – 50/60 Hz Japan
120/240 VAC – 50/60 Hz Other countries
Other characteristics :
Consumption : 35 VA
Dimensions (LxHxP) : 450 x 410 x 105 mm Weight : 11.0 kg
Retail price = 4,600.00 €
About Metronome Technologie: Over 30 years of innovation in sound reproduction.
Métronome is a French high-end audio manufacturer. Our aim is to offer audio enthusiasts a universe where the sound is king, where it is real. Designed and hand-made in France, our products will satisfy most discerning music lovers with incredible technical performances and quality of sound, approved by international reviewers.