The Destiny CD Player is a higher quality product dedicated to the serious hi-fi consumer. Following in the footsteps of the popular CD50 mk2, the new Destiny player offers superior sound quality with the same playability and durability as the CD50 mk2, but with many additional features.
The CD50mk2 has, up until now, been the best sounding CD player Creek has produced. It out-performed all of the company’s previous players in the area of playability, due to the use of customised firmware that allowed all known copy protected discs as well as interactive media to be played without hiccups. Sound quality was as good as Creek could make within its budget constraints. The Destiny is not a replacement for the CD50 mk2 but an additional model with a real ‘step-up’ in performance.
Performance has been enhanced by careful attention to design detail, specifically in the area of PCB layout. The Destiny CD Player uses an improved low phase noise (5pS), temperature controlled, master clock oscillator. It uses separate, instrument grade, OPA134 op-amps in the audio output to buffer each channel and the filtering of unwanted digital artefacts is improved. The op-amps in the output are also powered separately from their own low noise regulators.
In total there are now 16 regulated low noise power supplies in the Destiny player. All rectifiers in the power supply are Shottky Barrier types for low noise, which do not require decoupling capacitors. All other power supply decoupling capacitors are audio grade low impedance 105 degree C types. Audio signal path passive components are selected for sonic purity, such as high-stability MELF type resistors and film and polypropylene type capacitors. Audio output RCA sockets are now solid metal, gold plated types with screw fixing, if required.
To maintain the isolation between digital and analogue supplies, Creek has designed a truly stunning mains power supply for the Destiny, with all components mounted on a thick double sided plated-through-hole PCB. Three separate fully encapsulated PCB mounted toroidal mains transformers are used to completely separate digital and analogue supplies. A fully shielded, multi-element, mains filter is used to prevent interference to or from the Destiny. The mains IEC plug with built-in fuse holder is mounted on the power supply PCB together with the mains switch. A voltage selector switch is accessible from inside the case for multiple country operation. All the supplies are separately connected to the mother and display boards for improved serviceability.
Creek has introduced additional re-clocking circuitry to eliminate jitter, or timing errors, from corrupting the performance of the Destiny player. It has also incorporated a Creek BUS system to carry signals to and from the player and a link to other Creek linked products. In the future the Creek bus will be able to join certain Creek linked products to proprietary multi-room controllers.
Casework for the Destiny has been increased in size over earlier Creek products, it is more substantial and will reduce vibrations that can cause harmful sonic effects to be heard. The front panel is fitted with solid metal buttons to improve the feel and feedback from the controls. Machined out of 10mm thick solid aluminium, the front panel exudes a much higher impression of quality and reliability than previous Creek CD Players.
The Destiny CD Player has been designed ideally to be partnered with Creek’s newest integrated amplifier – the Destiny Integrated Amplifier.
Power requirements: Supplied 220/240—50 Hz or 100/120—60Hz
Power consumption: 20W max 6W standby
Frequency response: 1 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.25 dB
Output level: 2.0 V RMS at 1kHz, 0 dB
Output impedance: 50 Ohm, min load 1 Ohm
D to A type: 24bit- 192Khz (>120db) Crystal CS4396
Clock type: Temperature compensated ultra low jitter and phase noise module with re-clocking
Laser type Semiconductor: ALGaAs
Light output ( cw ): 0.18 mW typical
Wavelength: 790 nm ± 25 nm
THD + Noise: > -97dB
Dynamic range: > 117dB
Number of channels: 2
Total harmonic distortion: < 0. 0008 % at 1 kHz, 0 dB
Software: Custom Creek software, running loader, display, remote control and DAC.
Mains filtering: Multi-pole bi-directional
Power supply: 3 fully encapsulated PCB toroidal transformers for transport, logic and analogue circuitry
Weight: 11 lbs.
Size: 16.8' W x 3' H x 10' D