Refined Elegance, Painstaking Detail, and Ownership Prestige Comprise Luxman D-06u SACD/CD Player: Supports 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 2x DSD, Includes 32-Bit DSP and Proprietary Transport
The world's finest commodities share several traits in common. Whether a luxury automobile, hand-hewn ocean-front log cabin, complex-movement Swiss timepiece, or sugar-grained leather bag, they're united by peerless quality, handmade craftsmanship, and painstaking detail. Such elite distinctions apply to every aspect of Luxman's phenomenal D-06u SACD/CD Player and DAC, which brings to digital playback the refined elegance, ownership prestige, and cost-no-object magnificence embodied by life's most exquisite products. Built to accommodate future advances in high-resolution sound, the Stereophile Class A Recommended D-06u features a Burr-Brown PCM1792 DAC that supports 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 2x DSD – as well as a dedicated 32-bit DSP that upsamples PCM to 384kHz, DAIR high-precision clock, standalone jitter-reduction chip, and proprietary transport mechanism with die-cast aluminum loader. Three PCM digital filter options, DSD tone settings, a reference-setting analog output section, and cast-iron feet are also onboard. Welcome to the club.
“The Luxman D-06u delivered, overall, the best sound and most reliably high level of involvement I've enjoyed in my home from SACDs. And if it wasn't the most accomplished player of my experience of "Red Book" CDs, it was surely in the top five.”
—Art Dudley, Stereophile, Class A Recommended Component
Proprietary LxDTM Transport Mechanism and Advanced Burr-Brown Circuitry
D-06u is painstakingly designed to make the most of both CDs and SACDs, whilst also offering coaxial, optical and asynchronous USB inputs for external digital sources – enabling them to benefit from the player's exemplary digital and analogue output circuitry. For disc playback, the LxDTM transport mechanism is a proprietary Luxman creation: a high-rigidity design constructed to block out external vibrations with a die-cast aluminium loader for smooth, quiet, resonance-free operation. The player's digital circuits incorporate a Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC, supporting not only CD and SACD playback, but also PCM data up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD data up to 5.64MHz via the USB input.
Texas Instruments TA3152 32-Bit DSP Plus Three Digital Filters for PCM
Luxman's D/A converter chip combines with Texas Instruments' TAS3152 32-bit digital signal processor that upsamples PCM data to 384kHz and supplies three digital filter options for PCM, plus a pair of tone settings for DSD. Jitter is reduced in three ways: for USB signals, by the dedicated DSP via asynchronous communication; for CD and S/PDIF signals, by the embedded DAIR high-precision clock; and for SACD signals, by a dedicated jitter-reduction chip. In addition, a low-phase noise clock module improves the accuracy of the entire signal transmission.
Audiophile-Grade Analog Output Stage, Excellent Build Quality
D-06u's analog output stage is of the highest quality, utilizing audiophile-grade components in a fully balanced configuration with a regulated, high-inertia power supply. Build quality is exemplary, right down to the cast-iron resonance-reducing feet. The player comes with dedicated Luxman Audio Player software for PC/Mac, enabling a wide range of digital audio formats to play through D-06u via the USB input, including FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MP3, DSF and DSIDIFF.