Puresound A8000 CD Player

The Pure Sound A8000 CD Player was developed as a high quality source to be used with the Pure Sound range of amplifiers. It can also be used in a wide range of other systems with great success.

The A8000 is built around the SONY 213Q high precision mechanism, renowned for both its stability and reliability. A proprietary 24 Bit 192KHz D/A converter handles the data stream, which, once converted, is filtered using OPA2604 Op amps. The powerful output stage comprises a pair of 6N3 double triodes. Signal coupling here is via MIT capacitors while the output stage power supply utilises the German MCap capacitors.

The A8000 offers the facility to vary the sampling frequency between 44.1, 88.2 and 176.4 KHz. Each setting gives a slightly different presentation. The higher sampling frequency offers a more spacious and refined sound whereas the 44.1 KHz setting gives slightly more impact and drive.

Many CD Players using a valve output stage have an overly euphonic, almost ‘syrupy’ quality which compromises the reproduction of detail and drive. The A8000 has no such obvious characteristic. However, it does reproduce instrument timbre and dynamic range in a plausible way providing a lively and effortless presentation of music not dissimilar to that which can be heard at a live concert.

Puresound A8000 CD Player specifications

  • THD:..............................................................................>0.005%
  • Freq Response....................................-/+ 0.5 dB ...20Hz-20KHz
  • Dynamic range:................................................................>100dB
  • Signal to noise:.............................................>110dB (A Weighted)
  • Stereo seperation:.....................................................>98dB (1Khz)
  • Power consumption............................................................60Watts
  • Power output......................................................................18Wrms
  • Input connections:...............................................Three analog Rca
  • Valves:................................................................................ 2 x 6N3
  • Dimensions.................................W435 mm x D330 mm x H80 mm
  • Weight......................................................................................8.5Kg
  • Price £1100.00

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