• Audio Research CD6 CD Player-DAC
  • Audio Research CD6 CD Player-DAC
  • Audio Research CD6 CD Player-DAC

Audio Research CD6 CD Player-DAC




The compact disc is a format now more than 30 years old, with a catalog of hundreds of thousands of titles; simultaneously, digital downloading and computer music storage is skyrocketing in popularity. Combining a super high-resolution compact disc player and digital-to-analog converter in one compact chassis, the CD6 is a perfect fit for modern music playback. The CD6 is positioned to optimize most any digital format with spectacular results.

 FREQUENCY RESPONSE +0-3dB, 3Hz to 96kHz at rated output. 0.15dB 20Hz to 20kHz. (Balanced, 200k ohms load)@ 192kHz sample rate.
DISTORTION THD+N Less than .004% at 2V RMS BAL output
IMD (SMPTE) .003%
RMS NOISE LEVEL -95dBV (20-20kHz)
GAIN 16.5dB Balanced, 8.3dB SE.
INPUT IMPEDANCE Digital: 75 ohms RCA, 110 ohms AES/EBU, OPT 660nm TOSLink fiber 44.1 to 96kHz.
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 500 ohms Balanced, 250 ohms SE Main (2), 20K ohms minimum load and 2000pF maximum capacitance.
OUTPUT POLARITY Non-inverting. 
MAX. OUTPUT At 0.0dB input, 5V RMS into 200K ohm balanced load.
DIGITAL SAMPLE RATES  24 bits @ 44.1kHz to 192kHz, SPDIF, AES/EBU and USB 2.0 HS.
UPSAMPLING Select upsampling or Native mode; CD, RCA, AES/EBU, TOS upsample to 176.4 or 192kHz. USB upsamples to 88.2 or 96kHz.
MASTER OSCILLATOR 22.579mHz ±20Hz for 44.1, 88.2 & 176.4kHz. 24.576mHz ±20Hz for 48, 96 & 192kHz.
OUTPUTS DIGITAL XLR Balanced AES/EBU 110-ohms 4V P-P, BNC coax SPDIF 75-ohms 0.7V P-P.
PUSH BUTTONS Power, Previous, Stop, Pause, Play, Next, Input. 
SIGNAL FORMAT (DISC) Sample freq. 44.1kHz, Quantization bit; 16bit linear/channel, Channel bit rate; 4.3218Mb/sec, Channel modulation code; EFM (8-14 modulation), Error Correction; CIRC.
DRIVE MECHANISM (TOP LOAD) Wow & Flutter; Un-measureable (Quartz stability); Discs; Accepts 5" (12cm) and 3" (8cm) sizes.
OPTICAL PICKUP Type; 3-beam LDGU (Laser Diode & Grating Unit), with holographic diffraction light pen, Laser; GaAlAs semiconductor, 780nm, 0.5mW max. output, Servo; Digitally-controlled low inertia linear positioning actuator.
JITTER REDUCTION High-stability crystal-controlled re-clocking for all outputs.
DISPLAY Six-digit vacuum fluorescent with optical filter; LED display; CD, AES, USB, RCA, TOS, Fast, Slow, Upsample, Power, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz.
REMOTE BUTTONS Repeat track/disc, 0-9 digit entry keys, Scan ten seconds each track, Pause program, Stop program, Play, Shuffle tracks, Program enters selection on program list, Time elapsed, remaining track, remaining disc, A/B repeat segment, Filter select, Input select, Pause, Play, Skip>, Skip<, FF, FR, Upsample/Native mode, DSP-DN, DSP-UP
POWER REQUIREMENTS 105-125VAC 60Hz (210-250VAC 50/60Hz) 23 watts maximum. Sleep mode 0.5 watts maximum.
DIMENSIONS Width: 19" (48 cm)
Height: 5.25" (13.4 cm) (standard rack panel)
Depth: 12.25" (31.1 cm)
Handles extend 1.50" (3.8 cm) forward of the front panel.
WEIGHT 25.9 lbs. (11.8 kg) Net; 34 lbs. (15.5 kg) Shipping.

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