Unison Research Unico CD Uno DAC/CD Player

  • £2,500.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  |   Usually dispatched within 24 hours

The Unico CD Uno is a full-feature CD player, DAC and Bluetooth receiver, heavily inspired by the flagship Unico CD Due to offer stunning sound for any high-end digital audio aficionado.

Key Features:

  • High-performance CD player, DAC and Bluetooth receiver
  • Premium ESS Sabre DAC technology
  • CD, Bluetooth, USB and Toslink inputs
  • Coaxial and RCA outputs
  • Detailed screen can be switched off in use
  • Valve output stage delivers rich sonic signature
  • Multiple filter settings to tailor the sound
  • Switchable output stage
  • Available in Silver or Black finish

The DAC portion of the CD Uno is equipped with USB and Toslink inputs, which each route through the built-in ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chip and high-quality IV inverter stage featuring a Texas Instruments NE5532AD. The USB input of the CD Uno uses a latest-generation D/A converter to manage signals up to 384kHz PCM and 11,2896MHz DSD, which effectively covers you for almost every format and sampling rate currently available. The Optical input handles up-to 24-bit/96kHz PCM signals, allowing another high-quality source to be connected with ease.

The CD Uno’s Bluetooth functionality allows for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled smart device. Set-up is simple and the integrated aerial avoids the need for any unsightly appendages attached to the back panel. Similarly, the CD player section uses a premium mechanism and sleek drawer-loading system to neatly integrate into the CD Uno’s imposing facade. Internally, the CD mechanism is shielded by a thick metal cover, to avoid interference.

What helps the CD Uno stand apart from its competitors is not just its feature set, but its rich, enveloping sound; which owes much of its expression to the valve output stage. The valve stage benefits from Unison Research’s unrivalled knowledge of tube technology. The audio stage uses one 12AU7//ECC82 double triode, operating in pure class A, followed by a solid state discrete buffer still operating in class A for a low impedance output and ideal audio behaviour. To assist in this sound presentation, the internal circuitry is designed to separate the digital portion from the analogue.

Technical Specifications:

  • Device: CD Player, Bluetooth Receiver, External DAC
  • Digital Inputs: 1 x USB Type B (supports up to 32-bit/384kHz or DSD256 (DoP)) / 1 x Toslink™ (supports up to 24-bit / 96kHz)
  • Bluetooth Receiver: BT 3.0 (supports 16-bit / 48kHz)
  • Digital Outputs: 1 x S/PDIF (0.5Vpp, 75Ω Output)
  • CD Transport: 8829CD-KHM DVD-Loader (only for audio CDs
  • Digital Filters: F1 = high slope and linear phase / F2 = high slope and minimum phase / F3 = low slope and linear phase
  • Digital Stage: ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC with jitter eliminator / Ultra-low distortion and ultra-low noise IV converter
  • Analogue Stage: Double-triode, pure Class A
  • Valve Complement: 1 x 12AU7 / ECC82
  • Analogue Outputs: 1 x RCA pair (stereo)
  • Output Buffer: Optional “solid-state” buffer      
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 45 x 38 x 13cm
  • Net Weight: 10kg

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

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