Opera Audio Announces Availability of the Reference CD 2.2 MKIII CD Player 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Tuesday, 19 January 2010

It’s been seven years since the introduction of the CD 2.2 player from Opera, and with the release of the new MKIII they continue to improve on a long lasting design. The MKIII features a 6H30 RCA analog tube stage designed to create a very natural sound.  Their tube of choice, for its linearity as well as its sound quality, is the Russian military 6H30 RCA.

The DAC on the CD 2.2 MK III is a balanced direct output from the 24bit/192khz DAC chip. Opera has added compatibility with the digital signal from its own Wireless Digital Transmitter Box 1.0, or from any other CD transport.  The coaxial and optical inputs also allow for cable TV decoders and satellite receivers to attach directly to the player.

The Opera MK III has a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz with less than a 0.1dB deviation.  Through XLR it’s got a signal to noise ratio of over 110dB and less than 0.0025% distortion.  Gold plated RCA outputs provide a similar output, with a signal to noise ratio of over 100dB and distortion under 0.003%. The MKIII comes in three different finishes.  You can pick it up with a gold or woodgrain top panel with silver faceplate and hardware, or in all black.

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