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CDA2 CD Pre-Amplifier DAC

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  • Product Code: ATC CDA2 – CD Pre-Amplifier DAC

ATC CDA2 – CD Pre-Amplifier DAC



All-discrete class-A pre-amplifier with balanced and unbalanced outputs.

Two analogue inputs via RCA/phononand one via 3.5mm mini-jack.

High performance CD Player.

Premium AKM 32-bit DAC.

USB digital input supporting up to 384kHz PCM data and native DSD256.*

Headphone amp featuring discrete output stage.

Handmade in England.

6 year warranty.**

*DSD256 support via PC only (up to DSD128 via Mac).

** TWO years on CD mechanism.





1kHz < 0.0015% (-96dB)

10kHz < 0.003% (-90dB)

Frequency Response (20Hz–20kHz): +/- 0.2dB


Frequency Response (-3dB): < 2 Hz – > 280 kHz

Distortion (1kHz): <0.0008% / 102dB

Input sensitivity for 2V Output: Aux inputs 600mV 3.5mm inputs 400mV

Maximum Output Level: Phono 9.2V r.m.s XLR 18.4V r.m.s.

Overload Capacity: 13dB

Input Impedance: 14k Ohms

Output Impedance: 10 Ohms

S+N/N Ratio:

Wide Band >96dB

DIN >108dB

IEC “A” >112dB

Absolute Phase:

Phono Zero Degrees

XLR Zero Degrees, Pin 2 Hot

Output XLR CMRR (100Hz – 10kHz): >60dB

DIGITAL INPUTS Optical and Coaxial


<0.001% at all supported sample rates

44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 192.0kHz*

* 192kHz supported via coaxial input only



<0.001% at all supported sample rates

44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192.0kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz


Optical and Coaxial: 16bit and 24bit

USB: 16bit, 24bit and 32bit


Frequency Response -1dB: < 10Hz – 50kHz

Supported DSD Rates:

Windows DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256

MacOS DSD64 and DSD128


Dimensions (HxWxD): 90 x 445 x 330mm (3.5˝ x 17.5˝ x 13˝)

Weight: 7kg / 15.4Ilbs



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