EAR Yoshino Acute Classic Valve CD Player & DAC
Designed for the digital audio enthusiasts with CD transport and multiple digital inputs processed by its high resolution 192/24bit DAC and valve output stage. It's beautiful chrome facia and intuitive interface makes it a timeless piece fitting to any HiFi setup.
Back for an encore
The Acute CD player is reborn. When designing the new EAR Acute Classic, Audio Designer Tim de Paravicini took inspiration from the original EAR Acute. Building on its virtues, his all-new design was built from the ground up to provide an improved listening experience. An elegant design and EAR’s extensive knowledge, amassed over a thirty-year history, has culminated in the Acute Classic.
The new classic
With sleek modern styling and more than a nod to classic quality, the EAR Acute Classic is built to last. Its details are lavished by a hand-polished mirror chrome finish, forming the basis of a timeless design. Its aesthetic is married to leading digital and analogue technology, creating a visual and audible feast for the senses.
The display and power light both emit a luxurious warm hue, providing subtle cues to the glowing valves within. The large volume knob is also a statement of the product’s analogue nature, emphasising the simplicity of interaction. This is honoured by the Acute’s interface, which makes it even more intuitive to experience your digital media.
Compact disc, big sound
Compact Discs are the home for all things audio. Their abundance and variety make them the most readily available source of high fidelity music. The Acute Classic masters the most compelling sound akin to analogue sources. It’s clear and smooth characteristic caters for vinyl advocates but without the hassles. You will want to re-listen to your collection in its true fidelity.
The intuitive nature of CDs makes them arguably the most simple to use of all audio media. It is no wonder how they have become familiar to so many generations. With three decades of CD production and many more to come, we created a CD player that should be a fundamental component of any Hi-Fi setup.
Digital music reimagined
The Acute Classic’s abilities are not limited to CDs thanks to its built-in DAC. Unphased by even the most demanding formats, the Acute has the ability to run 192KHz 24bit sources. Connectivity is covered by the gold standards of digital inputs. Supporting USB, Optical and Coaxial S/PDIF makes it adept for dealing with your future digital audio needs.
DACs have become a necessity for the playback of high-quality digital music. While your source of digital music may be forever changing, you can rest assured your Acute will still be capable of processing your future digital content. It’s the one investment in digital worth having.
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