CD430 was always very important part of our Passion line, so we had to give it a special attention when modernizing it to its MKII version. Switching from the discontinued Philips CD PRO mechanics to the Philips CDM4 and upgrading the DAC section to a pair of Analog Devices AD1955 assured continuation of the original CD430 sound quality, while making it available for the future.
When playing a CD, once the disc is placed from the top onto the platter and the clamp placed on the disc, just slightly slide the door (about 2 cm) to start playing. All information is then displayed on the front panel. It utilises a series of four rocker switches on the front panel, giving control over playback and source switching.
MKII version also received significantly upgraded digital inputs, for any situation when you wish to use it as a standalone DAC. Apart from a standard S/PDIF Optical input, it also features the high-performing XMOS USB input, for the top-quality sound with a direct connection to your computer.
If you prefer a comfort of the wireless playback, CD430 MKII can be connected directly to your smartphone or tablet over its Bluetooth 5.0 input. Player even supports advanced LDAC and aptX HD Bluetooth codecs for a Hi-Fi quality wireless playback.
With a choice of RCA or Balanced analog outputs, the CD 430 MKII also offers a Coaxial output, which has its own dedicated on/off switch.