Exposure XM CD Player
In 2017, Exposure Electronics launched the ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components, growing to include a phono stage, integrated amplifier, preamplifier, mono power amps and a headphone amp. Allegedly thanks to customer request, the XM line-up now features a CD player.
The half-width Exposure XM can be used as a fully-fledged CD player, or solely as a CD transport connected to a preamp or integrated amp thanks to its (24-bit) DAC and digital coaxial and optical outputs.
Either way, the user doesn’t have to feed their CDs into a slot loader or slide-out tray. Instead, they’re required to place them on the top-loading mechanism that sports a sliding lid and comes with a magnetic clamp. The tactility of playing a vinyl record? Not far off.
Exposure has implemented engineering to get the optimum sound quality from its design, including a crystal clock reference and dedicated power supply regulator for the transport and audio stages, ensuring low jitter performance.
A large toroidal power transformer has separate windings for CD transport mechanism and audio stages, and the all-aluminium casework and extruded front panel help to control unwanted resonance. The CD display can be turned off using the supplied remote control, too.
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