dCS Vivaldi owners once again have the option of adding a dedicated CD/SACD Transport to their system, with the release of our new Mark II design
At dCS we strive to create flexible audio systems that support a multitude of use cases and provide an outstanding musical experience for all listeners, whatever their preferences and tastes.
This includes doing all we can to support various forms of digital playback, from streaming to spinning discs. Whilst digital streaming is now ubiquitous, we know there are many audiophiles who prefer listening to Super Audio CDs in their native DSD format (a format that is not currently available through any streaming service). We also know that many listeners have amassed collections of rare CD recordings, many of which are not presently accessible on streaming platforms.
We believe these listeners should be able to continue enjoying their recordings, and listening in their preferred playback format, for many years to come. When developing our Vivaldi and Rossini ranges, we went to great lengths to engineer dedicated Transports that could extract astonishing levels of detail from silver discs, and ensure listeners experienced the best possible sound from their CDs and Super Audio CDs.
The original Vivaldi Transport was designed using a TEAC Esoteric Neo VMK-3 mechanism – an excellent component selected for its rigid construction and near-silent operation. Unfortunately, this component is no longer available. This means we have been unable to produce the Vivaldi Transport in its original form. After extensive consideration, we have developed what we feel is an excellent solution: a Mark II Transport that combines the visual stylings and control features of the Vivaldi series with proven and tested dCS hardware.
The Vivaldi Transport Mark II features the same distinctive sculpted wave finish seen throughout the Vivaldi range. As with all Vivaldi components, it is encased in aerospace-grade aluminium, and is available in anodised silver or matt black finish. It benefits from the latest dCS software and is compatible with all devices in the Vivaldi range. Inside, it features a Sound United D&M SACD mechanism and hardware developed following the launch of the dCS Vivaldi – meaning it benefits both from breakthroughs made as part of the Vivaldi’s development and advancements made since.
With the launch of the Mark II, we are once again able to offer Vivaldi customers the option of adding a dedicated CD/SACD Transport to their system. The Mark II has been meticulously engineered and exhaustively tested to ensure it delivers an exceptional performance, and provides the same levels of quality, longevity, and reliability as the rest of the dCS Vivaldi range.
The Vivaldi Transport Mark II will begin shipping on November 1. If you’d like to find out more, discuss pricing, or place an order, please contact your local dCS retailer or distributor.
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