| 11/18/03 - Integra has introduced the CDC-3.4 six-disc CD changer, combining premium audio processing with advanced control and integration features like RS-232 and IR jacks for optimum compatibility with today's whole-home distributed audio technology.
"We listened to feedback from our dealer base and custom installation professionals, and found out that there are very few options for a high quality CD changer that they can integrate easily with upscale installations," said Integra Product Manager Eric Harper. "We designed the CDC-3.4 to fill that gap."
The CDC-3.4 features premium quality 192 kHz/24-bit Wolfson DACs coupled with Integra's exclusive Vector Linear Shaping Circuit (VLSC) for smoother and more linear analog audio output. For digital output, it features the company's Direct Digital Path to bypass analog circuitry for maximum audio fidelity at the rear panel digital outputs. It is compatible with MP3 encoded CD-R/RWs, including ID3 tag display and is capable of true multi-disc random playback of conventional audio CDs as well as MP3 discs. For distributed audio systems, the CDC-3.4 features a rear-panel RS-232 port as well as IR in and out ports for complete control of all playback functions. It includes a selectable 'family' of nine discrete IR code sets, allowing for individual control of multiple units in a single system.
There are both optical and coaxial digital outputs as well as conventional analog outputs, and a heavy duty removable power cord. The Integra CDC-3.4 features a smooth, silent carousel tray with an attractive blue illumination light to improve disc recognition in low-light conditions. It includes a full-function handheld remote control. The CDC-3.4 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $300.