|UNIDISK SC Integrated Universal Disc Player From Linn|
|Home Theater News DVD Hardware-Software News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 14 January 2004|
The UNIDISK SC player from Linn is a precision-engineered, high-fidelity audio and video source component with integrated surround-sound processing and control. The latest product to feature Linn’s SILVER DISK ENGINE universal disc playing technology, the UNIDISK SC player is designed to facilitate access to all the new high-definition music and movie formats and deliver high-quality multi-channel playback.
The UNIDISK SC player automatically recognises and plays high quality audio and video disc formats configuring playback almost instantly. Uniquely amongst the so-called ‘universal’ solutions, the Linn designed and manufactured SILVER DISK ENGINE identifies source material and outputs signals in their native format. CD, SACD, DVD-Video and DVD-Audio are therefore handled independently and optimised with the precise decoding solution for which they were designed, making the UNIDISK SC player the only no-compromise universal source and control component.
The UNIDISK SC player is designed to be the central component within a multi-channel entertainment system, offering access to the world of high-fidelity multi-channel music and movies. The UNIDISK SC player also offers digital decoding for secondary sources, allowing the buyer to enjoy satellite television, console gaming or a secondary 2-channel audio source in full 5.1 surround sound without the need for a separate system controller. With both fixed and variable audio outputs the UNIDISK SC player can be connected to a conventional 5-channel pre-amplifier or connected straight into multi-channel amplification.
The UNIDISK SC player incorporates a comprehensive range of video outputs including progressive scan, component, S-Video and composite. Phono and balanced analog outputs facilitate access to stereo and multi-channel audio playback with SPDIF and optical digital audio outputs streaming CD and DVD related data.
The UNIDISK SC player offers control and decoding for a wide range of external sources. Two SPDIF inputs and two TOSLINK inputs interface to four digital sources, and four additional analog inputs enable the UNIDISK SC player to decode a total of eight secondary sources. Video switching is also supported allowing the user to link audio and video streams. 5.1 decode options include Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and AAC. Dolby bass re-direct modes are supported as well.
A wide variety of interface options to control the UNIDISK SC player are supported. The powerful and user-friendly discrete fascia assembly enables direct control with a large clear digital display and on-screen graphics, and it will also operate via a luminous remote handset. Additionally, the UNIDISK SC player offers an RS232 control interface and will integrate seamlessly with KNEKT multi-user multi-zone systems.
The UNIDISK SC player is available in black and sliver finishes from authorised Linn retailers and Linn custom installation companies world-wide.