Sunday, 01 February 1998
"California, a profit on the burning shore"....... Estimated Profit,
Grateful Dead. Like that song of wisdom and spiritual fulfillment
coming to fruition, the California Audio Labs CL-20 DVD/CD player is a
flier into the promise of what the digital audio and video medium is
capable of today and a good measure of what we can expect as the
technology matures into the future. Capable of processing 24/96 DVD
audio, the CL-20 gave me my first extended exposure to what this new
medium is all about......about to turn 44.1kHZ into the likes of a
faded childhood nightmare.
The CL-20 has HDCD processing, DAC outputs at 96, 48 and 44.1kHz. Other
outputs include two Dolby Digital AC-3 5.1, two 24bit/96kHz PCM digital
audio, coax and AES/EBU and RS-232 digital interface for future
software upgrades. Video outputs are composite and S-video. Well
constructed and fairly massive at 20 lbs. the CL-20 cuts a pretty clean
profile. The ...