The Swiss company Goldmund has introduced the reference stationary SACD player Eidos.
The novelty was described as the result of many years of development by Goldmund engineers, combined with a careful selection of the best suppliers of components. In particular, the model is assembled on the basis of a SACD drive manufactured by D&M, integrated into the Goldmund mechanical grounding system, designed to completely eliminate vibrations.
As a result, the Eidos Reference SACD weighs exactly a hundredweight and, therefore, is a truly stationary device. The new product works with almost all 12-cm laser audio discs: SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and with DVD-R,- RW, +R, +RW, it reads only audio data. At the same time, the system can process up to 384 kHz PCM and DSD signals up to 2 MHz via USB.
For the Eidos Reference SACD, the signal-to-noise ratio is stated to be better than 128 dB with a KNI level of less than 0.00016% on the stereo output. The device is made entirely by hand in the Goldmund studio in Geneva and is already available in two finishes: silver and matte black.
The Eidos Reference SACD was pre-ordered in the UK at £175,000.