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EAR Acute Classic Valve CD Player & DAC

EAR Acute Classic Valve CD Player & DAC
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EAR Acute Classic Valve CD Player & DACEAR Acute Classic Valve CD Player & DACEAR Acute Classic Valve CD Player & DAC
£4,800.00
(£4,000.00 Exc. VAT)
  
  

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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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The defining duo
The use of two ECC88 valves help form the basis of the sound signature for which EAR has become renowned. It is a configuration that shone in the Acute 3 and now finds itself in the Acute Classic. The layout has been enhanced by borrowing the winning formula of the high-performance EAR Dac 4. Tim de Paravicini further refined the design to match the increasing capabilities of digital audio but with adherence to analogue purity that epitomises high-end audio.

The merit of mass
The acute classic features two dedicated output transformers, whose construction give an exceptional signal to noise ratio. Their bespoke design was conceived specifically for audio. They are built by hand in Cambridgeshire to EAR’s exacting standards. The circuitry was then developed in tandem to ensure they work harmoniously with the valves. This gives rise to the composed sound that has become synonymous with EAR products.

The perfect mix
Vinyl quality sound, digital convenience. The digital circuitry at its heart has been designed to optimise high-resolution digital media. Each step has been carefully considered from receiving digital information, to its conversion to analogue. The digital processing uses a bespoke circuit and signal transformers to boost the low levels created by the Wolfson WM8741 DAC, whilst minimising noise and distortion. The unique design enables crisp audio without the harshness typically experienced with digital sources.

Valves

  • Two PCC88 (6DJ8) or ECC88 (7DJ8)

Audio Playback
Audio Formats supported:

  • CD 44.1 kHz, 16 bit PCM
  • SPDIF upto 192 KHz, 24 bit PCM
  • Toslink upto 96 KHz, 24 bit PCM
  • USB 2.0 (PC/MAC) 44.1K - 192 KHz, 16 - 24 bit PCM

Connectivity

  • One USB Input (PC and MAC)
  • One SPDIF Input (RCA)
  • One SPDIF Input (Toslink)
  • One Stereo Line Output 5V (RCA)
  • One Stereo Balanced Output 5V (XLR)
  • One Headphone Output (1/4”) 16-100 O

Performance

  • Total Harmonic Distortion 0.5% @ 5 Volts 20Hz - 20Khz
  • Signal to Noise 95db 40 KHz Bandwidth

Dimensions & Weight

  • Weight: 8.00kg (17.7lb)
  • Width: 435mm (17.2”)
  • Depth: 285mm (11.2”)
  • Height: 65mm (2.7”)

Power

  • Power Consumption: 30 watts
  • 240 volt / 110 Volt / 100 Volt

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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