|Vincent Audio Announces a New HDCD Player|
|Home Theater News Audio Sources News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Wednesday, 11 August 2010|
Rather than going with a solid state or hybrid design, Vincent used a full vacuum tube section for the analog output stage of the CD-S8. It sports a single Chinese 12AX7 along with a pair of Russian 6922 dual triode tubes. The circuitry of the analog out section is completely shielded from both the digital and high-voltage power supply circuits, keeping the signal as pure as possible.
You get a wide range of output choices on the CD-S8. You can send audio out through XLR or RCA jacks, but also digitally through optical and coaxial outputs. Vincent's HDCD player also offers a separate headphone stage with its own volume control. You can pick up the CD-S8 now at a price of $3,295 in either black or silver.