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Emotiva Black ERC-3 Balanced CD Player/Transport


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The Emotiva ERC-3 balanced CD player  is also a top-class digital transport, providing optical, coaxial, and AES/EBU digital outputs to interface with your DAC of choice. The all-new Emotiva ERC-3 sets a new standard for exceptional compact disc playback, at a price that will leave you breathless. Everything about the ERC-3 was designed to extract the best possible performance from your discs. Pick it up and feel the rock solid 12 kg chassis. Strategically placed steel dampers add additional mass loading, reducing vibration and resonance to negligible levels. Feel the smooth action of the high-reliability tray loading mechanism. Emotiva spared no detail in creating a tough, precise, and gentle playback platform for your treasured discs.

Balanced Audio Quality

Balanced Audio Quality

The legendary Analog Devices AD1955 Multi-Segment Delta-Sigma DAC’s joined to our all new Differential Reference™ analog circuitry deliver class-leading audio performance, whether you’re looking at the numbers or listening to the end result. You don’t need an external DAC for a nuanced, engaging, and resolving musical presentation with the ERC-3—just connect the balanced or unbalanced analog outputs and get ready to hear what you have been missing.

Amazing Versatility and Control

Amazing Versatility and Control

The ERC-3 is also a top-class digital transport, providing optical, coaxial, and AES/EBU digital outputs to interface with your DAC of choice. Do you have MP3 CDs, HDCDs, or Hybrid SACDs? The ERC-3 plays them all. Sit back and use the included solid machined aluminium remote control to stage a command performance you’ll remember!

Key Features

  • Tick Complete disc solution: plays all Red Book stereo audio CDs, HDCDs, MP3 CDs, and the Red Book layer of hybrid SACDs.
  • Tick Audiophile sound quality through superior design: Analogue Devices AD1955 high-performance DAC with multiple isolated and well-filtered linear power supplies for analogue and digital circuitry.
  • Tick Versatile analogue connectivity: both balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs are provided.
  • Tick Works great as a transport, too; Toslink optical, coax, and AES/EBU outputs provided.
  • Tick High-quality construction throughout: reinforced steel chassis with additional mass loading to minimise interference and vibration, machined solid aluminium faceplate, a high-reliability tray loading mechanism, and machined gold-plated output connections.
  • Tick Easy to use: full front panel controls with blue halo illumination, high visibility alphanumeric status display, and solid machined aluminium remote control.
  • Tick Take it anywhere: user selectable universal line voltage operation for 110-120V or 220-240V AC.
  • Tick Easy to integrate: standard trigger input and output.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Connectivity Stereo XLR balanced analogue audio outputs: 1 set Stereo unbalanced analogue audio outputs: 1 set Digital audio outputs: 1 Coax S/PDIF; 1 Toslink optical S/PDIF; 1 AES/EBU
Formats Supported Stereo audio CDs, (Red Book standard), prerecorded or computer
recorded MP3 audio CDs, prerecorded or computer recorded with
stereo audio files Hybrid SACDs with stereo audio CD layer (Red Book standard)
Output Level:Balanced outputs +12 dBV (4 V RMS; 11 V P-P)
Unbalanced outputs +6 dBV (2 V RMS; 5.5 V P-P)
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.04 dB
S/N Ratio 104db unbalanced, 110db balanced
THD < 0.002% @ 1 kHz
IMD (SMPTE 4:1) < 0.005%
Crosstalk < 92 dB @ 1kHz
Phase Deviation < 0.6 degrees (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Power Requirements 230 VAC +/- 15%
Weight 12kg (unboxed)
Dimensions 17 “W x 14”D x 4” H (unboxed)

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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