CDT CD Transport From Leak

Offering a retro look and a compact form factor, this new CD transport is intriguing both inside and outside. Paul Rigby reviews. We can argue about specifics and exceptions but in broad terms, certainly under £1,000, the best value CD player you can buy is a pair of separates, not an integrated. That is, the best CD player you can buy is an individual CD transport connected via a coax cable to a DAC.  The two boxes tend to maximise their build budget because each is a specialist item created to do an individually great job and not be broadly ‘decent’ as part of an integrated team. Parts quality is maximised too. While you also benefit from isolation to reduce detail-veiling vibration an high-frequency noise.  Having heard my fair share of lower cost integrated CD players, the transport/DAC option is by far my favourite in terms of basic configuration. Which is why I was more than happy to grab the Leak CDT, CD transport. Released alongside its sister amplifier, the Leak Stereo 130, the CDT retains the Stereo 130’s retro aesthetic, resplendent in silver but far more suited – to my eyes at least – to the alternative walnut, wooden […] The post CDT CD Transport From Leak appeared first on The Audiophile Man.

CDT CD Transport From Leak

Offering a retro look and a compact form factor, this new CD transport is intriguing both inside and outside. Paul Rigby reviews. We can argue about specifics and exceptions but in broad terms, certainly under £1,000, the best value CD player you can buy is a pair of separates, not an integrated. That is, the best CD player you can buy is an individual CD transport connected via a coax cable to a DAC.  The two boxes tend to maximise their build budget because each is a specialist item created to do an individually great job and not be broadly ‘decent’ as part of an integrated team. Parts quality is maximised too. While you also benefit from isolation to reduce detail-veiling vibration an high-frequency noise.  Having heard my fair share of lower cost integrated CD players, the transport/DAC option is by far my favourite in terms of basic configuration. Which is why I was more than happy to grab the Leak CDT, CD transport. Released alongside its sister amplifier, the Leak Stereo 130, the CDT retains the Stereo 130’s retro aesthetic, resplendent in silver but far more suited – to my eyes at least – to the alternative walnut, wooden […]

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