Vincent Audio Announces CD -S8 HDCD Player With Vacuum Tube Output Stage and Premium TI DAC

Vincent Audio has introduced a high-performance HDCD CD Player that offers the optimal union of precision CD processing with high-end vacuum tubes to bring the music to life.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (8/11/10) - -Vincent Audio has introduced a
high -performance HDCD CD Player that offers the optimal union of
precision CD processing with high -end vacuum tubes to bring the music
to life. The Vincent CD -S8 plays both High Definition Compatible
Digital (HDCD) encoded discs and conventional CDs. It has a premium CD
transport, state -of -the -art digital processing, and a fully -isolated
vacuum tube analog output stage with the option of professional -grade
XLR balanced analog connections.

The heart of the digital section is a Philips VAM1250 CD transport
known for its excellent optical reading performance, low playback
noise, and long life expectancy. The 24 -bit digital -to -analog converter
(DAC) is Texas Instrument's esteemed PM1792 with a 192 kHz sampling
rate. Its advanced segment DAC architecture achieves excellent dynamic
performance and improved tolerance to clock jitter.

The analog output stage of the CD -S8 is a full vacuum tube section
rather than a hybrid design. In keeping with Vincent's tradition of
using top -rated component parts, it uses a Chinese 12AX7 and two
Russian 6922 dual triode tubes, as well as premium WIMA and Solen
capacitors to provide smooth, rich audio. This circuitry is housed in a
physically separated section of the chassis and shielded from both the
digital and high -voltage power supply circuits. This no -compromise
approach keeps noise out of the signal chain and helps maintain signal

The vacuum tube stage output is via rear -panel XLR and RCA output jacks
for connection to a high -end two -channel preamplifier and amplifier.
The player has a dedicated headphone stage with a separate volume
control. There are also optical and coaxial digital outputs that allow
the CD -S8 to also be used as a source for a AV processor - or
receiver -based system. Two 12 -VDC trigger inputs aid system
integration, and the player can be operated using the front -panel
controls or the included aluminum remote control.

The Vincent CD -S8 HDCD Player is now available in silver or black
finish, with a suggested retail price of $3,295.

Vincent Audio manufactures high -end audio components that use vacuum
tube and hybrid tube/solid -state technology to produce sound that is
powerful, accurate, and texturally satisfying. The brand's exclusive
North American distributor is WS Distributing, LLC, of Grand Rapids,
Michigan. For more information about Vincent Audio, visit WS
Distributing's web site at

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Vincent Audio CD -S8 Hybrid HDCD CD PLayer

* Output voltage: 2.5V Continuous
* Frequency range: 20Hz -20kHz
* Dynamic Range: >100 dB
* Signal -to -Noise Ratio: >90 dB
* Power Consumption: 25 Watts
* Channel separation: >90 dB
* Dimensions: 17" wide, 5.3" high, 14.5" deep
* Weight: 23.8 lbs.

WS Distributing, 3427 Kraft SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512 •
Dealer Contact: Tom Myers 616.885.9809 •
Fax: 616.885.9818 • Toll -Free/Alternate: 866.984.0677

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