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The Vivaldi Transport combines a TEAC Esoteric VRDS Neo mechanism with proprietary dCS signal processing to extract revelatory levels of detail from CD and delivering the ultimate in silver disc replay


  • Utilises the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform for state-of-the-art measured performance and unrivalled fidelity
  • Plays Red Book CDs in their native 16/44.1 format and upsamples the data to either DSD or DXD or DSD/128
  • Plays SACDs in their native DSD format and downsamples the data to 16/44.1 format
  • Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and superior tolerance to AC supply variations
  • Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive clock / PLL circuitry is unaffected by digital interference
  • Separate power circuits for the digital processing board and CD/SACD mechanism ensure clean power to these sections
  • Aerospace-grade machined aluminium chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects and vibration

Type  Upsampling CD/SACD Transport
Colour  Silver or Black
Mechanism  Dual laser CD/SACD mechanism (TEAC VRDS NEO™ VMK3)
Dimensions  444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 196mm/7.8”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors
Weight  23.2kg/51.1lbs
Digital Outputs  1 x Dual AES Pair on 2 x 3-pin male XLR connectors (AES1+2). While a SACD is playing, the interface outputs DSD/64 data. While a CD is playing, the Settings > Upsample Mode menu page sets the interface to output either encrypted DSD data (1 bit at 2.822MS/s) or DXD data (24 bits at 352.8kS/s) or DSDx2 data (1 bit at 5.644MS/s); 1 x AES interface on 3-pin male XLR connector (AES3), outputs 16/44.1 data, whether a CD or SACD is playing; 2 x SPDIF interface on 1 x RCA Phono and 1 x BNC connectors, each outputs 16/44.1 data, whether a CD or SACD is playing; 1 x SDIF-2 interface on 2 x BNC connectors, outputs 16/44.1 data whether a CD or SACD is playing
Upsampling Rates  CD data may be upsampled to DSD/64, DXD (24/352.8) or DSD/128
World Clock I/O  1 x Word Clock Input on BNC connector, accept standard Word Clock at 44.1, 88.2 or 176.4kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels. Lock range is +/-300ppm; 1x Word Clock Output on 1 x BNC connector. With the Transport in Master mode, a TTL-compatible Word Clock is output
Clock Accuracy  Better than +/-10 ppm when shipped (not temperature compensated)
Software Updates  Updates are loaded directly from CD-R
Local Control  dCS Universal Remote handset is supplied with Vivaldi DAC. RS232 (controlled by a Vivaldi Upsampler / app or a third party device)
Power Supply  Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption  28 Watts typical / 40 Watts maximum

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