Luxman has just released details of its latest compact disc player, the D-03X, which inherits the essential configuration of the highly acclaimed D-05u CD/SACD player and incorporates decoding of MQA (MQA-CD/MQA) files.
The CD playback system boasts a new steel top-plate and dedicated transport mechanism, consisting of an 8mm-thick solid aluminium mechanical base and shielded box chassis, with a loopless structure which the Japanese company claims will improve accuracy and reduce noise when reading discs.
The asymmetrical mechanical layout places the CD drive to the left which, Luxman claims, makes it ideal for signal flow, resonance control and weight balance. The digital-to-analogue converter circuitry features dual Texas Instruments PCM1795 chips to handle high-resolution files and strives to maintain accuracy when converting digital signals to high-quality analogue signals, using independent left and right monaural mode DACs and high-quality output amplification via fully balanced output circuitry.
The result is that the USB input supports PCM data up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD files up to DSD128. Meanwhile, the optical input is compatible with digital signals up to 24-bit/192kHz. Decoding status (Studio/Blue, Authentic/Green, Renderer/Red Purple) is shown by three different coloured LED indicators on the main display. Luxman claims that this is extra easy to see, even from a distance, thanks to the new zoom mode on the fluorescent display.
The chassis of the D-03X sports a stylish blasted white finish and comes with an aluminium remote control with numeric keypad as standard.
Available now for £3,500, you can find out more about the Luxman D-03X CD player here.