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CD17 CD Player
Since the introduction of its multi-award winning “Alpha” CD player of the late 1980s,
the Arcam name has become synonymous with affordable HiFi of outstanding quality. In
the intervening years Arcam’s CD playback technology has developed to a point that its
players are often compete with considerably more expensive products. The CD17 is
Arcam’s new entry level CD player and draws on a wealth of experience in the field.
The CD17 offers astonishing musical
reproduction from CDs. The all important
Digital to Analogue conversion is carried out
by the very latest Wolfson 8741 DAC driven
by an extremely accurate digital clock and
audiophile grade supporting components.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI), which would normally mask fine details in similar
players, is dramatically reduced using Arcam’s proprietary “Mask of Silence” technology.
The use of “Stealth Mat” (unique metal fibre matting) further diffuses EMI to help
reproduce every nuance of each recording.
The CD17s power supply uses a toroid transformer together with individually regulated
supplies to digital, analogue and servo sections providing extremely stable power with
minimal noise. Case construction uses a mix of aluminium and steel to reduce resonance
and afford maximum electronic screening for the internal components.
The resulting sound quality ensures a truly thrilling insight even with complex
recordings. As part of Arcam’s FMJ line of high performance separates, the CD17 is an
ideal partner for the new A18 and A28 integrated amplifiers and is available in black or
Suggested UK Retail Price: £500
E&OE (April 2008) Available Q2 2008
• Stunning audiophile CD player
• Latest Wolfson 8741 24 bit DAC
• Ultra precise clocking
• “Mask of Silence” & Stealth Mat EMC damping
• Toroid power supply
• CR10 system remote control
• Class leading sound quality