La Diva compact disc transport
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.
FEATURES
• 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

DATASHEET
SPECIFICATIONS

Disc Compatibility
CD, CD-R
CD Formats
Red Book
Drive mechanism
PHILIPS CD-PRO2 Customized
Pick-Up Technology
TRIGINTA preamplifier & Laser supply
Optical
3 beam method
Disc Drive Motor
Precision DC Motor
Servo power supply
High-performance multi-stage voltage regulator (high-current)
Digital decoder
Proprietary ISDC
Digital isolators
Custom designed discrete circuit with high-speed optocouplers
Digital Output
1 AQlink PRO - I2S serial bus (etherCON RJ45)
2 S/PDIF 75 Ω (1 coaxial BNC,  1 coaxial RCA)
1 AES/EBU (XLR) 110 Ω
1 AT&T (ST Fiber)
Word Clock Output
1 coaxial BNC 75 ohm
AQlink (I2S bus)
CMOS level
Native Sample Rate
16 bit / 44.1kHz
Front Panel
Standby, Display, Play, Pause, Stop, Previous, Next Switches
Display
OLED display with user off-selectable illumination
Remote Control
Infra Red (RC5)
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 or Satin Black
Case finish
Grey Nextel powder coated
MORE PICTURES

INFO AND SUPPORT
DOWNLOAD
Owner's Manual
REVIEWS AND ADWARDS



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