This model has been discontinued and out of stock as of now due to limited demand for red book CD players and increasing demand on D/A converters. Please check other available CD player model or visit our DAC listings.
Reviewed by Todd Authur of Affordable Audio:
"I can honestly say that this CD player is the best I have heard anywhere near this price point and should satisfy the most discriminating listener"
Reviewed by Mike Pershkin of Positive Feedback:
"For the first time in my life I have not missed my 10,000 LP Collection. I began playing CDs I hadn't played in a number of years, some I'd listened to only once because they didn't grab me. Every CD I played grabbed me. It didn't matter whether it was the really early Blue Note CD reissues or those RVG remasters, I spent hours more than I should have listening to music".
Reviewed by Kent Johnson of Positive Feedback:
"I am very impressed with this CD player. I like it a lot and would recommend auditioning it to anyone with a roughly $1000 budget who is seeking the absolute best sound quality he or she can find. It is going to be very expensive finding a CD player that clearly improves upon it."
The CD-327A uses a Sanyo pickup with a Phillips SAA7824 servo. At critical points, MCAP, Solen and ELNA components are used. Amplification is provided by the Burr Brown OPA2604, known for its smooth sound and wide frequency response. The CD-327a has a coax digital output and one set of RCA (tube) outputs.
The custom Bur Brown 192/24 bit DAC chip is capable of reproducing the audible range of vinyl records. The up-sampling can be defeated or selected directly from your remote control. You have the option of selecting the frequencies of 44.1 kHz, 88.2 kHz or 176.4 kHz to optimize your system performance.
Two 12AX7 tubes gives the CD-327a its smooth sound. French Solen output capacitors and aluminum isolation feet round out the features of this high fidelity component.
Grant Fidelity CD-327A's chip design allows for filtering, conversion and up-sampling in one single chip. The special low pass filter contributes to the pure and natural tonal quality that breathes new life into every CD. Like other Grant Fidelity products the CD-327a boasts an exceptionally quiet power supply.
Tube Outputs: RCA
Digital Outputs: Coax
Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz (+-0.5dB)
Dynamics: > 100 DB
THD: < 0.005%
Output Impedance: 4.7kohm
Output Voltage: 2.2V
PHILIPS SAA7824 servo system Sanyo laser pick up
2x 12AX7 Tubes Custom 24 Bit 192 kHz DAC
Compatible Discs: CD, HDCD, CD-R, CD-RW
Dimensions: 430 x 330 x 95 (mm)
Weight: 11 KG.
Optional upgrade to Psvane Permium Grade A 12AX7-T tubes for US$99.00 extra and make this tube CD Player truly out of this world and compete with $3,000 CDPs!