Highest Quality CD Transport
Musical Fidelity's M1 CDT high-quality CD transport is a perfect match for the company's best selling M1 DAC and the M1 CLiC Universal Digital Controller. It will also excel with any other top-line digital-to-audio converter. The M1 CDT has the excellent build quality you'd expect from Musical Fidelity along with a feature that you wouldn't expect in a CD transport: a sophisticated choke regulated power supply.
"Amazing," Says Hi-Fi World
"Taken apart, both the M1 CDT and M1 CLiC are excellent products," notes Hi-Fi World magazine for July 201. "Taken together they make an amazing 'do-it-all' CD player… the like of which there is nowhere else."
"Excellent," Says Hi-Fi Choice
"The performance with CD via the CDT is excellent," reports Ed Selley in Issue 346 of Hi-Fi Choice magazine. "The addition of the CDT makes for an engaging combination with considerable flexibility in performance."
Fully Stabilized Clock System
The M1 CDT has a fully stabilized clock system, which helps to ensure ultra low jitter. It will read a wide range of CDs: CDDA, CD-R, and CD-R/W discs. It also provides CD text for those discs which include that data. Digital outputs consist of AES/EBU balanced digital, coaxial, and optical.
When feeding either the Musical Fidelity M1 DAC or the M1CLiC Universal Digital Controller, the M1 CDT offers outstanding technical and sonic performance that illustrates the benefits of isolating the mechanical and electrical parameters of a transport mechanism from critical conversion circuits. As you can see from our photos, the M1 CDT is elegant and beautiful.
Choke-Regulated Power Supply
The M1 CDT’s sophisticated power supply has seven separate sections and twin choke filtration to ensure ultra-low noise and highly accurate data retrieval. The choke filtration effectively acts as an AC line conditioner, which increases the performance and value of the M1 CDT to even greater heights.
The choke regulation technology is derived from Musical Fidelity's massive Titan power amp and is used throughout the M6 and M3 product lines. As far as we know, the use of a choke filter is unique in a CD transport. It filters out unwanted noise from the mains and allows the M1 CDT to work properly, regardless of AC power line irregularities. It makes a huge difference in the sound quality.
Typical choke designs can end up causing as many difficulties as they solve, because they create a magnetic field that has deleterious effects on the musical signal. But the bifilar choke regulation system used by Musical Fidelity cancels out the magnetic fields that other styles of chokes generate. The circuit takes advantage of a tried and true design. Musical Fidelity has been using this technology since 1987.
"Taken apart, both the M1 CDT and M1 CLiC are excellent products; taken together they make an amazing 'do-it-all' CD player for around £1,800, the like of which there is nowhere else."
- Hi-Fi World magazine, July 2011
"The performance with CD via the CDT is excellent... The addition of the CDT makes for an engaging combination with considerable flexibility in performance."
- Ed Selley, Hi-Fi Choice, Issue 346