in Italian means 'the Standard'
REVO CDP-1BR Reference CD Player
Choice of blue or red display
many years NORMA has been studying ways to offer the highest
possible quality products, including digital sources. It is
a common experience, in fact, that the sound of digital sources
is often (though not always) of low quality and inferior to
the best analogue sources. The opinion was formed that the fault
is attributable to the CD standard (16-bit 44.100 kHz). But
this is not completely true. If on the one hand, the high definition
sources (SACD, DVD-AUDIO, PC FILE) are potentially superior
to the CD, on the other hand, the real reason for the bad sound
derives substantially from how the CD Players are made. The
CD Player is the result of twenty years of NORMA experience
in the production of analogue audio at the highest levels. Everything
is designed to extract, respect and reproduce information that
already exists on the CD.
Listening to a NORMA CD Player will surprise you when you hear
the sound from CDs you think you already know. Firstly, the
typical harshness of digital sound are missing, but at the same
time you can find much more information and a lot more dynamics.
All this happens without listening fatigue, but rather with
a sense of neutrality and a surprising lack of artificiality.
But perhaps even more spectacular is the reproduction of the
soundstage. The NORMA CD Playerdoes not rebuild an artificial
sound image, but really makes the listener feel the original
ambience of the place where the CD was recorded. Anyone who
has had the opportunity to listen to a Norma CD player has always
reached the conclusion that, finally, a heavy curtain has been
lifted over music. Now it’s like being seated in the front
row and finally having the whole expressive palette available.
Connections: Line RCA output, XLR Balanced
Outputs Voltage: 3.0 V RMS (+10 dBV) RCA (at 0 dB), 6.0 V RMS
(+16 dBV) XLR(at 0 dB)
Output Impedance: 200 ohm
System Frequency Response: 0,0 to 22KHz +/- 0,3 dB (limited
from CD standard)
Analogue Output Filter: 0,0 to 180 kHz +/- 3 dB
Analogue StageFrequency Response: 0,0 to 2MHz +/- 3 dB
Configuration: Solid state
Oversampling: DF 1706 8 x Digital Filter
Oversampling Filter: User selectable by Jumper inside from:
Sharp & Slow Roll-off filter response.
D/A Converter: PCM 1704 Multibit 24 Bit D/A converter
I/V Conversion: I/V Conversion by proprietary topology with
Output Stage: Proprietary topology with discrete component,
high linearity & low noise
Supply: 230 V AC / 50 Hz, (100V AC or 115 VAC / 50-60Hz in some
Dimensions (HxWxD): 75 x 430 x 350 mm
Weight: 10 Kg
Note: Integrated CD Player with full remote control
- TEAC CD Player Mechanics, with 5 seconds read buffer of
- Two PCM 24 Bit Digital to Analogue converter.
- Digital filter x8 oversamplig with user selectable filter
roll-off (Sharp & Slow).
- Proprietary I-V architecture conversion.
- Audio analogue output stage based with full discrete devices
- Extreme low noise, high resolution and high speed schematic
- Wide band ( >2 MHz ).
- RCA and Balanced output connection.
- Separate power supply for Digital and Analogue Output stage.
- High filtering capacity with numerous low impedance capacitors.
- 13 Powers supply regulators.
- Full aluminium non-magnetic frame.
- Toroidal power transformer specially designed for audio applications,
low dispersion flow. low mechanical noise, high permeability
magnetic core with consequent low output impedance.
- Remote control of all functions with NORMA remote control
(Philips RC-5 Standard code).