Whether you prefer to stream music from the internet, or a local network, the Voyage CD Player will convert your high-resolution digital data files into analogue perfectly. As its name suggests, legacy Compact Discs can also be played to perfection on its rugged and reliable Stream Unlimited CD80 slot-drive transport.
Cosmetically, the Voyage CD Player matches the Voyage i20 Integrated Amplifier. Its rugged 2mm thick steel case and luxurious 12mm extruded aluminium front panel is available in either a black or a brushed and anodised silver finish. Discreet push buttons mounted on the wide acrylic window operate the main CD functions, digital input selection, and volume control. All functions can also be remotely controlled for convenience. A large OLED display indicates all functions and settings and its brightness can be adjusted or turned off completely.
The Voyage CD Player can be described simply as a “digital pre-amplifier”, allowing the user to easily select between six digital sources and control the volume in the digital domain if required.
To ensure the Voyage CD delivers top-class performance, Creek has chosen to use a premium AKM 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) with VELVET SOUND™ technology, for its low-level distortion and wide dynamic range characteristics. The DAC’s switched capacitor filter design enables it to support a wide signal range and its Over Sampling Ratio Doubler technology greatly reduces out-of-band noise.
The DAC’s built-in, non-decimating volume control can be activated with a switch on the back panel. This enables audio output level adjustments in 1dB steps to allow it to be connected directly to a power amplifier or Voyage i20 integrated amplifier with direct power amp mode selected. Flexible sound tuning is managed by six types of 32-bit digital filters for a wide range of applications.
Bit-perfect operation may be realised when streaming digital signals to the asynchronous USB Class 2 input, which is based on an 8-core XMOS microcontroller circuit, running custom Creek firmware, and clocked by two low phase-noise and low-jitter oscillator circuits.
The Voyage CD Player can support PCM signals sampled at 384 kHz and 22.4 MHz direct stream digital (DSD) data, making it ideal for high-resolution digital to analogue playback. Audio is output via unbalanced, professional-quality RCA and Neutrik balanced XLR sockets, buffered by two Texas Instruments OPA2134 Sound PlusTM op-amps. Close tolerance WIMA polypropylene capacitors and MELF surface-mount resistors filter any remaining digital aliasing artefacts.
The Voyage CD Player is a 21st-century product, designed in the UK and Made in the European Union to the highest standards, using top quality parts and sound engineering.