La Source

For the first time in our history, Audio Aero Design has decided to create its top of the line CD/SACD Player : « La Source ». This creation is our own interpretation of the ultimate Source, using not only the latest technology available in the digital domain, but also the synthesis of all our know-how accumulated over 10 years of experience, testing and listening.


La Source

Exclusive Audio Aero digital processing S.T.A.R.S Evolution module Audio Aero teamed up with Anagram Technologies to develop the ultimate digital treatment possible: Based on a DSP 32 bits/384 kHz with 2 channel Asynchronous Sample rate converter, the digital output is driving 2 DAC’s in dual mono mode. Dedicated ultra-low jitter Master clock We combined our exclusive S.T.A.R.S Evolution process with a dedicated ultra-low jitter Master clock that incorporates a high grade natural quartz crystal. This resulted in a new level of noise reduction and digital artifact reduction (including Jitter) with less than 1ps of RMS Jitter. Through this process we were able to facilitate a truly accurate digital audio signal that creates unequalled spaciousness and richly detailed sound. Dual mono dac + tubes outputs After our exclusive S.T.A.R.S Evolution treatment to the digital signal, we chose to re-design our analogue output stage. We selected the sub-miniature dual triode 6021W from Jan. Philips directly soldered on the PCB board for perfect contact. We also chose to cryogenically treat the valves and this resulted in extended tube life and improved sonics.


Technical specifications

Analog outputs: Single-ended RCA Balanced XLR • Digital output: BNC • Analog inputs: Single-ended RCA Balanced XLR • Digital inputs: USB TOSLINK AES/EBU S/PDIF COAX

• Frequency range: 3Hz – 48kHz (-1dB) with SACD or 24/96kHz input 5Hz – 21kHz (-1 dB) with CD or 16/44.1kHz input • Output voltage: 2, 3 or 4 V RMS in fixed output mode Up to 7 V RMS in variable output mode

• Output impedance: 100 Ohms • Signal to noise ratio: 129 dB • Total harmonic distortion: < 0.1 % • Readable disks: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, SACD

• Power supply: 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

• Weight: 55 lbs. - 25 Kg • Size (WxDxL): 47 x 44 x 15,7 cm (18.50 × 17.32 × 6.2 inches) 28

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