Passion CD430 MKII CD Player

Released Spring 2022

From the very beginning, it was evident that there is beauty and timelessness in the sound of this YBA CD player. Flowing softness, but at the same time extreme precision, provides the CD430 MKII with a level of credibility that’s hard to find in the Hi-Fi World.

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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.

Additional information
Product type

CD Player

CD System

Philips CDM4

Audio Outputs

1 Balanced XLR & 1 RCA & 1 Digital Coaxial SPDIF

Digital Input

USB Input – XMOS XU208 PCM 32bit / 768 kHz DSD512 & & Optical

Bluetooth Input

Qualcomm CSR8675 BT5.0 – LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC, SBC


Dual Analog Devices AD1955 – Native support up to 24/192 & DSD64

Unbalanced output level


Balanced output level




Frequency Response

20Hz – 20kHz (-0.5 dB)


0.0015% (20 Hz – 20 khz)



Power Supply

Linear power supply with high performance UI-Core transformer 160VA

Color / Finish

Natural aluminium

Dimensions (w x d x h)

430 x 388 x 118 mm


12.3 kg