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The Art of the digital domain
Uncompromised in every respect, La Diva cd transport is the culmination of aqua’s R&D in the areas of electronic and mechanical engineering.
La Diva compact disc transport
• High performance proprietary ISDC (Isolated Synchronous Discrete Circuit) digital decoding  and clock manager

• Custom designed discrete circuit with high-speed photocouplers for Galvanic and magnetic isolation between CD drive unit and digital output

• Ultra massive chassis construction and newly developed high-rigidity sub chassis with Nextel for CD drive unit cancels internal and external acoustic and mechanical vibrations, enabling exceptionally accurate "Red Book" RF signal

• DC disc drive motor allows to read the data accurately and minimize Jitter

• Moplen clamp to avoid flywheel masses and vibrations

• Sophisticated signal processing technology assures excellent CD Red Book signal

• High-performance multi-stage voltage regulator (high-current stage for accurate servo DISC drive rotation, tracking and focus)

• Jitter free digital interface AQlink (I2S protocol), uncompromising digital connection to La Scala DAC, La Voce DAC

• etherCON RJ45 (AQlink) output connection to DAC, employs CAT6 cable can connect both RJ45 and professional etherCON RJ45

• Separate custom-built toroidal transformers for digital and servo motors/actuators

• MODULAR DESIGN with upgradeable multi board system

• Precision Philips CD-Pro2 transport customized

• High-quality parts selected for sound quality:
   - 105° long life capacitors
   - low noise Metal Foil ultra-precision resistors
   - metallized film pulse capacitor
   - ultra-fast diodes
   - halogen free cables

• Aluminum top loading tray machined from billet

• Non-magnetic low-resonance aluminum chassis with Nextel

• Field upgradeable firmware

• Fluorescent display (VFD) with user off-selectable illumination

• Designed and handmade in Italy


• Output:
- etherCON RJ45 - AQlink (I2S serial bus)
- XLR AES/EBU
- BNC coax (S/PDIF)
- RCA coax (S/PDIF)
- ST fiber (AT&T)
- BNC word clock
Disc Compatibility
CD, CD-R
CD Formats
Red Book
Drive mechanism
PHILIPS CD-PRO2 Customized
Pick-Up Technology
TRIGINTA preamplifier & Laser supply
Optical
Single focault - 3 beam method
Disc Drive Motor
Precision DC Motor
Servo power supply
High-performance voltage regulator (high-current)
Digital decoder
Proprietary ISDC
Digital  isolators
Custom designed discrete circuit with high-speed photocouplers
Digital Output
2 S/PDIF 75 Ω :
- 1 coaxial BNC
- 1 coaxial RCA
1 AES/EBU (XLR) 110 Ω
1 AQlink - I2S serial bus
(etherCON RJ45)
1 AT&T (ST Fiber)
Word Clock Output
1 coaxial BNC  75 Ω
AQlink (I2S bus)
CMOS level
Native Sample Rate
16 bit / 44.1 KHz
Front Panel
Standby, Display, Play, Pause, Stop, Previous, Next Switches
Display
Fluorescent display (VFD) with user off-selectable illumination
Remote Control
Infra Red (RC5)
Power Consumption
100-115V / 220-240V; 50 or 60Hz - 38VA
Disc loading
Top-Loading (Manual)
Dimensions
( W x D x H ) 450 x 370 x 100 mm
Weight
10 kg
Front finish
Satin Alu Silver
Case finish
Grey Nextel powder coated
La Diva CD Transport

Owner's Manual >
INFO & SUPPORT

"Excellent musical presentation of the two devices. The converter : I hate to give back." (TRANSLATED)

Jόrgen Saile, HIFISTATEMENT

"Naturally relaxed, full of musicality" (TRANSLATED)

Leo Yeh, MY-HIEND

REVIEWS AND AWARDS

LA DIVA CD TRANSPORT & LA SCALA MKII DAC review by Leo Yeh - MY-HIEND >

LA DIVA CD TRANSPORT & LA SCALA MKII DAC review by Jόrgen Saile - HIFISTATEMENT >

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