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Red Reference Mk III CD Player

The latest update to our full sized CD player range now takes the Red Reference to Mk III status. This update makes a major technological change to the disc loading mechanism to incorporate a geared motor drive. The door will now open or close seamlessly at the touch of a button. Additionally the latest USB technology has been added to provide a true asynchronous 192KHz input allowing use of the internal DAC to playback high resolution music stored on a computer. As before the stunning looks and state of the art design remain. The ground breaking DAC technology gives the most accurate reproduction of compact disc or stored media that can be obtained. With internal 176.4KHz upsampling data transfer, selectable RAM buffer clock retiming and now 18000 tap length filtering the RED Reference Mk III earns its reference status in the Chord range.
Find out why the UK's biggest-selling hi-fi magazine Hi-Fi World awarded this player its top accolade of five globes in the reviews section of the site. Editor Noel Keywood described it as: "A player so advanced there is nothing remotely similar".

Technical Specifications

HARMONIC DISTORTION:
< -107 dB (1kHz, 24-Bit @ 44.1KHz Sample Frequency)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO:
> 120dB
CHANNEL SEPARATION:
> 125dB @ 1KHz (> 100dB @ 22KHz)
DYNAMIC RANGE:
122dB
SWITCHABLE DIGITAL INPUTS:
1 x AES Balanced XLR Input
1 x Plastic Optical Fibre (TOSLink)
DIGITAL OUTPUTS:
1 x BNC coax
1 x Plastic Optical Fibre (TOSLink)
2 x AES Balanced XLR (Can be configured for dual data 176.4KHz)
ANALOGUE OUTPUTS:
2 X RCA Phono
2 X BALANCED XLR
SWITCHABLE RAM BUFFER:
Position 1 – No Buffering
Position 2 – Minimum Buffering
Position 3 – Maximum Buffering
WORD CLOCK INPUT:
44.1KHz Word Clock Synchronisation via BNC input
SAMPLE FREQUENCIES:
32KHz – 176.4KHz
OUTPUT MAX:
6V rms. Balanced. 3V rms. unbalanced
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
75Ω (short circuit protected)
POWER SUPPLY:
Universal Input High Frequency Supply operates from 65V to 265V AC
DIMENSIONS IN MM:
420 x 140 x 325mm (Width x Height x Depth)
WEIGHT:
14Kg

Product Specification Download:

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Red reference MkIII.pdf

Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player
Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player
Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player
Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player
Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player
Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player
Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player
Products: Red Reference Mk III CD Player

Downloads:

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HFW_Jun12 Chord Red Ref III.pdf - 2212.856 kb, PDF
red reference manual MK III.pdf - 870.046 kb, PDF

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